Fostering Intergenerational Entrepreneurship
icoIdeas Factory

Fábrica de Ideias [Ideas Factory] was open to citizens who wished to develop their ideas. This "Factory" offered a methodology and a tool box to support the creation and operation of innovative solutions.

The methodology – optimist, collaborative and creative – is presented in 5 stages, with simple questions and practical examples, making available teaching materials to support the users. The objective was to promote co-creation, stimulate empathic, intuitive and qualitative observation and lead users throughout the process to focus on addressing identified needs and on the target audience.

At Fábrica de Ideias citizens could deepen, share and test their ideas by receiving feedback and suggestions. Citizens tried out their ideas, were enthused, believed in and realised that their ideas can be turned into real solutions.


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With support from the EU

This Programme is supported by the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity PROGRESS (2007 - 2013). This programme is implemented by the European Commission and created to financially support the execution of the European Union's goals in the field of employment, social issues and equality of opportunities, thus contributing to achieve the goals of Estratégia Europa 2020 in these areas. The seven years Programme targets anyone interested who can help shape the development of adequate and effective employment, as well as legislation and social policies, in all EU-28, EFTA / EEA countries and countries applying and pre-applying for the EU. For more information see: