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Little social enterprises grow

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Little social enterprises grow

MILAN – 342 proposals coming from 29 different countries. The Social Innovation Tournament – European Investment Bank’s initiative (EIB) – is now in its third edition. Its goal? To reward the best European entrepreneurs and their projects of social, ethical and environmental impact. With the support of the Cariplo Foundation, the tournament of social innovation in 2015 has now its winners. Read the full article: Corriere della Sera 27 September...

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MarioWay is the Highly Commended Project of the 2nd European Award for Social Entrepreneurship and Disability

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MarioWay is the Highly Commended Project of the 2nd European Award for Social Entrepreneurship and  Disability

The Project “Marioway” by the Italian social entrepreneur Mario Vigentini, was recognised for being highly commended by the Jury of the 2nd European Award for Social Entrepreneurship and  Disability organized by Fundacion ONCE. This initiative is based on a traditional wheelchair that includes advances in terms of technology, ergonomics and design, with the aim of improving the quality of life of people with paraplegia. Read the full article:...

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Comunicato Stampa 28 ottobre 2014

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Comunicato Stampa 28 ottobre 2014 8pm Il giorno 2 ottobre 2014, alla conclusione della propria partecipazione al Maker Faire 2014, MarioWay SrL ha rilasciato un’intervista a una televisione (The Blog TV) all’esterno del Parco della Musica di Roma. Apprendiamo oggi che tale intervista e’ stata pubblicata senza nostra autorizzazione sul sito di una primaria compagnia di telefonia mobile italiana (http://bit.ly/1sdtYe4), la quale ha apposto il proprio logo sull’intervista, inclusi gli spezzoni tratti da un video di...

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You know, I knew Marco” – # funkygrant!

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You know, I knew Marco” – # funkygrant!

I knew him, you know? From the Blog of Paola Sucato, in memory of Marco Zamperini and the award named after him, the FunkyPrize, won this year by MarioWay. “The days run, but it does not take much to plunge into emotions. An expired domain. MY expired domain, the one that you regularly renew, Marco. But I did not read your mail for a while, and I did not realize the email alert. I do everything I did not want to do and then I call friends and the customer service number for the necessary changes. There are phrases that I learned to say...

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MarioWay wins the FunkyGrant of Working Capital

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MarioWay wins the FunkyGrant of Working Capital

Awarded the project for the development of a wheelchair for disabled people with a totally innovative concept, which allows users to move in a semi-upright position (hands-free). The “FunkyGrant” of € 25 000, dedicated byWorking Capital to the memory of Marco Zamperini, recently announced, was assigned to the MarioWay project. The project consists of the development of a wheelchair for people with paraplegia with a totally innovative concept, which enables disabled people to move hands-free in a semi-upright position. Read the...

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Marioway, “wheelchair 2.0″ which travels on two wheels

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Derived from an existing gyroscope two-wheel base, it went through the hands of custom Harley designers. It has an adjustable seat (controlled by a smartphone) and speeds up to 20 km/h. It has a reminiscence of the first cars of the late nineteenth century. It is called Marioway and, under a Steampunk body from the Victorian age, it hides the best of US’s electrical technology. In practice, it is a Segway, the American two-wheeler, with an adjustable seat. (Corriere della Sera – Technology) Download the...

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The new social entrepreneur

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Out of 2 033 registered italian startups, only 64 of them have social purposes. How to make them grow? The MarioWay example and the commitment of cooperatives. Unipol is launching a new acceleration program (di Corriere Innovazione) Read the full article

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My wheelchair that improves life

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Improving the quality of life of people with paraplegia. That’s the goal of Mario Vigentini and his creature, MarioWay. “Dignity, autonomy and freedom. Design is capable of turning a mobility device usually hidden into something to show. (di GIAMPAOLO COLLETTI – Next La Repubblica delle Idee) Read the full article

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