The Bellagio/PopTech Fellows program brings together five to six individuals from diverse backgrounds for a two-week immersion at The Rockefeller Foundation’s renowned Bellagio Center on the shores of Lake Como, Italy. The program’s first set of Fellows brought many new insights to bear on using big data to enhance community resilience.
The 2014 program is focused on reinventing and democratizing livelihoods. The Fellows will explore how global economies are changing, the potential benefits and challenges of moving from big manufacturing to a distributed model, the opportunities unlocked by the emergence of sharing economies, and how to ensure citizens, in particular poor and vulnerable populations, are well-prepared to participate in these ever-changing contexts.
This effort will be creative, interdisciplinary and collaborative—providing an environment where emerging tools, approaches and solutions are viewed as an art as much as a science.
The program is seeking candidates from relevant fields such as design, economics, technology, art and social innovation. A diverse cohort of Fellows will be chosen for their technical and creative excellence and their demonstrated ability to work and think across disciplines.
Know someone who might be a good fit? Nominations will be accepted through January 30, 2014, via the online nomination form. Candidates may self-nominate or be nominated by someone else. Eligibility details are available on the call for nominations web page.