Why Rural

A unique aspect of the program is that it mainly takes place in the village of Mieres in Garrotxa region in Catalunya. This setting does not only provide you with a stunning and relaxed RURAL atmosphere, it is also a highly participatory community, a frontrunner on improving society participation at decision making processes and a region commonly known for its revolutionary history. The ideal set up for testing civic tech solutions. What a perfect playground for learning how civic participation and decentralized governance is actually taking place on the ground.


Additional Benefits

Apart from what is normally expected from an incubation program, we have designed this program for you to having a life-changing experience tailored to your convenience. Here the added value ingredientes of the program.

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20+ participants from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds coming from the region, rest of Catalonia and Spain, and rest of the world from the startup, academy, research and polical communities. We aim at having 1/3 locals, 1/3 refugees and 1/3 newcomers as participants

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COLIVING & human Connection

70% of the program will take place physically in the beautiful village of Mieres, where participants and experts will coexists for sprints of 2-3 days and share, connect, colive and tight relationships




tailored to your project needs

First, a previous assessment on your project needs will be done in order to ensure the best results possible out from your time investment. Then you will receive personalized advice to help you decide which parts of the program are key for you and which ones you can skip. And finally, you will commit to an agreement on your personalized learning journey with your personal mentor.

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We have into account that most of the participants will be busy with projects and studies, therefore physical encounters will happen during some weekends and the online talks from 7pm (Spanish time). Part of the program will be streamed online and there will also be talks and workshops fully hold on line.