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Posted by on Feb 23, 2017 in Events, News, Startups | No Comments
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What looks like a very broken piece of code turns out to be something that can inspire people to come up with fantastic ideas for new products and services. Just combine it with the Service Design methodology and 48 hours later you’ll have ideas that are ready to change the world. Well… More or less. […]

Barcelona Service Jam 2017 – Register now!

Posted by on Jan 16, 2017 in Events | No Comments
Barcelona Service Jam 2017 – Register now!

Over 50 Jams will take place on the same weekend in different cities around the world. In 48 hours, the jammers will develop something new to change the WORLD. Be one of them! Claro Partners is organising the Barcelona English edition of the Global Service Jam on February 17th, 18th, 19th. During the Jam, you […]

CES 2017: Automation isn’t just about robots

Posted by on Jan 16, 2017 in Events | No Comments
CES 2017: Automation isn’t just about robots

You can always tell when you run into someone who just got back from CES: the gravelly voice, the fatigued body language, the sudden aversion to light; it’s quite apparent the toll that the world’s premier Consumer Electronics Show puts on its participants. Add that the conference takes place immediately after the holidays—seemingly at the exact […]

We´re going to SXSW

Posted by on Oct 18, 2016 in Events | No Comments
We´re going to SXSW

A big thank you to all of those of you that voted for our session for SXSW 2017. The results are in and we have have been selected! We will be moderating a session as part of the Social Impact track of the event. The panel will be talking about implementing technology in international development with […]

Vote for our awesome panels at SXSW!

Posted by on Aug 11, 2016 in Events | No Comments
Vote for our awesome panels at SXSW!

*Voting has now closed. Thanks for your support. This year Chris and Gunes are proposing two panels at SXSW,  both with super interesting angles. As technology drives cost, distance and time down, and increases information, access and transparency, it provides a great tool for the international development world to deliver solutions cheaper and faster … […]

Claro is going to Ireland

Posted by on Aug 9, 2016 in Events | No Comments
Claro is going to Ireland

We will be moderating three sessions at IoT World in Dublin, November 20-22nd.  IoT World, Dublin   Chris Massot and Hans Villarica will moderate panels on user experience, smart homes and connected cars at IoT World in Ireland. Chris will lead two sessions. The first will be at 11:50 on Day 1, in conversation with Steve […]

Join us for a 2-week intense service design course in Siracusa, Sicily

Posted by on Apr 29, 2016 in Events | No Comments
Join us for a 2-week intense service design course in Siracusa, Sicily

Aldo de Jong from Claro will be running a workshop on “Service Design for Networked Business Models” as part of a two-week intense training course on the theory and practice of service design, organised by Service Design South. The course is a 60 hr deep dive training intended for designers, consultants, service providers, civil servants and […]

Impressions from SXSW: Technology looking for a cause

Posted by on Mar 18, 2016 in Events | No Comments
Impressions from SXSW: Technology looking for a cause

With activities ranging from yoga and meditation sessions to exhibitions, panels and presentations including a visit from the POTUS and FLOTUS; SXSW interactive – the interactive bit of Austin’s infamous interactive, film and music festival – just ended, leaving us attendees to synthesize five days of diverse information and inspiration. As a newbie to the […]

Service Jamming 2016

Posted by on Mar 17, 2016 in Events | No Comments
Service Jamming 2016

For the fourth time we were delighted to host the Barcelona chapter of the Global Service Jam. We welcomed 40 participants comprised of design students in design, business and psychology, also professionals, professors as well as entrepreneurs. The first hours were very exciting. We introduced participants to the jam and inspired them with a short […]

VR = Very Real … hype-wise, anyway, at SXSW

Posted by on Mar 16, 2016 in Events | No Comments
VR = Very Real … hype-wise, anyway, at SXSW

It was hard to miss the fact that virtual and augmented reality were the “big things” at SXSW Interactive 2016. In fact, at this year’s version of Austin’s awesome film, music and interactive festival, you couldn’t throw a six-string or a Mr. Robot top hat without hitting something (or someone) wearing VR glasses in one […]

FinTech’s burgeoning potential for good

Posted by on Mar 9, 2016 in Events | No Comments
FinTech’s burgeoning potential for good

How can we make a positive impact on society with new financial solutions? How can we increase financial inclusion? How can charities jumpstart their fundraising drives? What can NGOs do to mobilise communities? Financial technology (FinTech) has the answer to all of these questions and more. Thanks to the ubiquity of telecoms and smartphones, there are […]