Do you have an idea for making Milan’s food systems more sustainable? Do you think that
the food chain should be circular and waste-free, from food to packaging?
Then you are in the right place.
We will help you develop a new project or your own idea with the support of our partners.
ShapeMI is a project aimed at teams of students and young professionals, offering them a concrete opportunity to identify and implement innovative solutions to support sustainable urban transformation processes in the city of Milan, through a “solutions challenge”.
Specifically, the project is composed of three phases taking place over a period of 3 months:
1. a systems mapping phase in which the teams carry out research activities on the proposed
1. a systems mapping phase in which the teams carry out research on the proposed topic, in order to understand the context and all the intervening factors;
2. a brainstorming phase of potential solutions;
3. a solution development and validation phase.
At the end of the three phases, a jury will evaluate the proposed solutions and award the winning team.
Plug and Play Italy will provide an exclusive mentorship (pre-seeded path)
for a group that will be judged worthy at the end of the course with ShapeMi.
What are you waiting for?
Click here and join ShapeMi now: https://mailchi.mp/4a5f969b9c40/shapemi2022
From 12 February to 12 March, the ShapeMi recruitment drive will be open for university students and young professionals who want to take part in the project.
university students and young professionals who want to participate in the project. Young people can apply with
already formed or individually, in the latter case they will be placed in groups by the
groups by the ShapeMi organisers.
Project launch: 13-15* March 2022
End of project: 31* May – 14* June 2022
The project will end with a final face-to-face event between 31 May and 14 June 2022.
For more information see the call for proposals: