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#MuseumWeek kicks off this week

March 25, 2014

A line, an area of tone, is not really important because it records what you have seen, but because of what it will lead you on to see”, says art theorist John Berger in “Ways of Seeing”. Every spectator ‘sees’ in his or her own way, as our knowledge or beliefs affect how we view things. A painting is therefore more than what is contained in the canvas.

That is why museums are looking for visitors to have conversations, share opinions and even build on works of art. And social media are a very good vehicle for these activities. One recent example occurred this very week, when Twitter launched a campaign under the hashtag#MuseumWeek to bring spectators closer to art exhibitions in Europe, or at the very least, bring art to their mobile phone or tablets. You know how it is: “If the mountain won’t come to Muhammad then Muhammad must go to the mountain…”.

Dozens of Spanish museums have joined this initiative. Some are very active in social media, not only as a way of answering queries from visitors regarding opening times or prices.

El Prado Museum’s Twitter account (@museodelprado) has the most followers (over 230,000) according to a study carried out by consultants Social Win, and the museum uses this medium to show its collection under different interpretations.

Smaller museums such as the Museo del Romanticismo @MRomanticismo or the MUSAC in León (@musacmuseo), who welcomed our idea of introducing hashtags for exhibitions and artists, are also very active in social networks.

As far as we’re concerned, we already launched a Challenge where the goal was to reinvent museums, and today we bring you ten ideas by our Ideators from that Challenge.

- Introduce hashtags for exhibitions and artists
Organize dramatized visits in museums
Draw up an express brochure for visitors in a hurry
Custom-made brochure dispenser
Cover certain areas of paintings in order to discover hidden details
Open childcare facilities in museums
Validate museum visits as academic credits
App with downloadable audioguides
Electric wheelchairs in all national museums
Compulsory 2% of artworks by disabled artists

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Equality for women means progress 4all. In ideas4all women’s ideas have a space

March 8, 2014

Today Saturday 8th of March we celebrate the International Women’s Day, and I did not want to let this occasion go by without thanking all ideas4all team, users, ideat@rs and specially all women that represent a fundamental part of this collectivity. I would also like to thank @ll of you women for being there, for thinking, giving and sharing ideas for a better world, for all the job well done which allows day after day to improve ideas4all users and ideas4all Innovation Agora customers satisfaction, via the democratization process of the innovation chain, and our continuous growth even at these times of crisis in order to become the worlds greatest ideas social network.

Ban Ki-moon, the Secretary General of the United Nations said this week in a statement for this very symbolic day and week, which is becoming more and more relevant for what it represents:

“Countries with more gender equality have better economic growth. Companies with more women leaders perform better. Peace agreements that include women are more durable. Parliaments with more women enact more legislation on key social issues such as health, education, anti-discrimination and child support. The evidence is clear: equality for women means progress 4all.”

Women will represent the development and progress motor in the XXI century; it is been said that they will become the great superpower as a group, because more and more they will participate in the decisions of Enterprises and Global Companies, Institutions and Governments. And it will be women who will create more companies and SMEs that consequently will create the most women’s jobs around the world.

Dilma Rousseff The voice of democracy, the voice of women, the first woman in history to address the general Assembly of the United Nations, 2011.

That this week will not only be a week for thought from all of us in an isolated punctual manner on our values, where we give ideas for an equalitarian world and that from this ideas thousand of other ideas arise for new companies to be created, companies that respect, commit and behave in equality, diversity and equity in a continuous uninterrupted manner.

In our open social network of ideas, women ideas represent around 30% of total. Lets post more ideas, women’s ideas are needed, they are half of the potential ideas of humanity and here they have a space, their space.

Ana María Llopis
President and CEO ideas4all

To see the History of this Day

“Woman is the companion of man, gifted with equal mental capacity…
If by strength is meant moral power, then woman is immeasurably man’s superior…
If non-violence is the law of our being, the future is with women…”
Mahatma Gandhi

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We celebrate Universal Children’s Day with ideas for our little ones

November 20, 2013

Today we want to join in the celebration of Universal Children’s Day. We wish to save a special thought for the thousands of children affected by typhoon Haiyan-Yolanda in the Philippines, hoping we can help them with your donations, which you can send through Unicef with the following link.

Here are some good ideas we wish to share on this occasion, dedicated especially to our little ones:

- For increased safety in baby strollers, why not add automatic brakes?

- A device in pajamas that detects the child’s temperature and tells you if he or she has a fever.

- What if we change children’s seats in bikes and place them in front of us to control them better?

- An idea that suggests covering playgrounds, so that kids can still play outside despite the rain.

- Vegetables for small children in cartoon character shapes.

- An inflatable booster seat that can be adapted for different heights.

- Place meters to measure pollution and ozone levels next to playgrounds and schools.

- Bottled water that can be heated quickly to prepare the baby’s bottle.

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Sign up for the 3rd edition of the Design Ideas Market

April 19, 2013

Barcelona will soon be hosting the third edition of the MID, a program created by Barcelona Design Center (BCD). One more year, the objective is the same: to promote and facilitate business opportunities and attract funding for innovative and creative projects that are looking to take off, be this by selling the product to a company or by finding support from investors.

This year there will be two calls for tender:

1. For start-ups looking for funds, there will be an investment forum.
2. For creatives who want to present their products.

There will also be networking activities, an entrepreneurial talent pool and an online platform to explain participating projects. You can take a look at the products presented in the 2012 and 2011 editions here.

Sign up until April 30.

ideas4all, as ambassador, encourages you to share your products, you might see them come true!.

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This Saturday, we turn off the lights during Earth Hour 2012

March 30, 2012

This year, we join Earth Hour 2012 for the second time on Saturday March 31, in the struggle against climate change. An effort we all need to be making together.

A simple gesture, turning off the lights for one hour (from 8:30pm to 9:30pm) will be enough to make a difference. Individuals, institutions and companies around the world are supporting this initiative.

ideas4all is joining Earth Hour 2012, why don’t you join us too?

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ideas4all, or how to be an entrepreneur in times of crisis, at the 4th International Excellence Convention

February 16, 2012

The 4th International Excellence Convention took place this last Wednesday, February 8 in Madrid. In this year’s edition, the central theme was “Entrepreneurship and Growth in difficult times”.

We at ideas4all were grateful for the invitation to take part and share our experience. Our colleague Ana Amelia Serrano was in charge of the presentation, as she shared what we believe have been the keys that have made our effort and hard work a success:

- Build a good team that is proactive and hardworking, enthusiastically involved in the project and prepared to follow a leader with the experience required to guide the team in the right direction.

- Have a good idea that can be carried out. In our case, it was an innovative idea for something that had not yet been developed.

- Adapt and be flexible if the course you had in mind for the project needs to change or is not what you expected, while always remaining focused on where we want to go, and clear about the idea you wish to communicate.

- Select the right financing solutions, as every project has different needs.

- Passion, lots of passion in what you do. This is an indispensable, common trait to all entrepreneurs.


Maria Mazariegos from ideas4all

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What if children’s ideas came true?

November 15, 2011

In Barcelona, the Museu d’Idees i Invents (Museum of Ideas and Inventions) has organized an interesting competition whereby they intend to create real prototypes of inventions by children. After all, they are the most creative among us.

The project is known as Mini Miba. Participating children are between 5 and 12 years old, and are asked to draw their idea on a sheet of paper, and wait to see if they can see it become reality. The 30 winning ideas, 3 ideas being chosen every month during a period of 10 months, will be patented under the name of their small inventors and a prototype will be built.

Those 30 winning ideas will then travel around the world, to international invention fairs. A great challenge to show us what can come out of a child’s mind.


Maria Mazariegos from ideas4all

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The winners of the Big Bang Challenge receive their 18,000 euro prize

October 27, 2011

Standing, from left to right: head of Marketing at ideas4all, Ana Trullos, General Director of Fundación AstraZeneca, Federico Plaza, the members of Azoteas Vivas, Judith Bilbao and Laura Barragues, President of Forética, Juan Pedro Galiano, Communication Director at AstraZeneca, Pilar García de la Puebla.

The organizers of the 2011 edition of the Big Bang Challenge, Forética and AstraZeneca, met with two of the three components of the winning idea, (96683) Azoteas Vivas, Judith Bilbao and Laura Barragues, to sign an agreement whereby they engage to implement their project.

Their idea suggested the use of spaces that are particularly overlooked in cities, building rooftops, to create new “living spaces with the installation of urban orchards and vegetable gardens”. The idea will first be implemented in the city of Bilbao.

We wish them very good luck!

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Ideas4all was at the Global Education Forum 2011: ideas for education

October 18, 2011

The second edition of the Global Education Forum was held in Madrid this past October 6. The event brought together innovative ideas to help us improve education and evolve from immobile and rigid education systems, to something that will make the future population ready for a world of technology, and its unquenchable thirst for new ideas.

Some of the people who better understand the changes taking place in education shared their ideas and ideas4all wishes to thank them for attending and supporting the forum, where there was room not only for criticism, but for new solutions and methods to the problems faced by education.

Tony Wagner spoke of passivity in most education systems, “all they really do is create habits, and they are not innovative”. Meanwhile, “only those who innovate in whatever they do will be guaranteed a job in the future”.

Perhaps the most radical changes were suggested by Lisa Nielsen’s ideas:
“I’m sorry for publishing companies, but I don’t believe in text books. They need to reinvent themselves with new IT”…and her view on evaluation methods, “If we don’t need exams in real life, why do we need to worry so much about taking exams at school?”

Daniel Pink insisted on the subject of evaluation, “If you offer a student or a worker more independence, he or she will be more creative. If you offer more money or better grades, they will become robots”.

Some specific projects were mentioned, with tangible examples such as 4education, Transforma España, Edutopia, or Fundación Telefónica’s Movimiento E3, in collaboration with ideas4all.

It might all be summed up in the words of Xavier Sala i Martín, “We need to create an education system where we encourage people to have ideas and make them work”.

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Maria Mazariegos from ideas4all

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The founder of ideas4all attends the inauguration of the 7th Conference of Ibero-American Women Leaders

October 4, 2011

The Spanish minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Trinidad Jiménez, took part in the official inauguration, and stated “we women must try to make the most of this crisis, to conquer new spaces for our own participation, and take a qualitative leap in our struggle for equality”.

Ana María Llopis, CEO of ideas4all and president of the Board of Directors of DIA, S.A., was a keynote speaker on “Parity in an economic, financial and business environment”. In her speech, Ana María stressed, “when a company is committed to women in senior management, it results in benefits for the company, but the introduction of laws that impose quotas is often necessary in order to see significant progress in terms of parity”.

Presentations will continue until October 6, with the participation of 22 Ibero-American women in this forum for reflection and debate, on all the challenges women face in order to achieve equality in the Region. The initiative is organized by Fundación Carolina and the Spanish Institute for Women’s Affairs (Instituto de la Mujer).

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