This is an organizational model based on stable and continuous collaboration among multiple agents, disciplines and sectors. The aim is to build a shared vision of the problems and facilitate collaborative work to achieve common sustainability goals, in line with the 2030 Agenda. By exploring multiple areas of work and actions operating at different levels (regulatory, financial, technological, cultural) a portfolio of interconnected experimentation initiatives is built to accelerate transformation and increase impact.
The university brings a global dimension to the local context, linking the specific needs of society with academic practice. It provides legitimacy, implies neutrality, nurtures the necessary learning processes and helps sustain platform agreements. It possesses tangible and intangible assets, such as specialized and multidisciplinary knowledge, the possibility of research and experimentation on university campuses, the connection with young people and the capacity to attract other public, private and social actors.