Puglia, 22nd MAY > 26th MAY 2017

You have an idea for a project, for yourself or for your company or organisation? You are looking for the right setting and support to develop that idea? Come and join a group of social innovators in Southern Italy from May 22nd until May 26th, 2017 to develop your idea with positive energy: energy for your project and energy for yourself.

The Social Residence is a 5-day training program in Puglia where we apply a human-centred design approach to develop your own project with professional coaching. Daily yoga and meditation sessions, delicious food, and a beautiful environment are part of the programme to keep your energy in balance.


We welcome people from companies and organisations, entrepreneurs, and interested individuals with a project idea they want to develop, from all countries. Language of the programme: English.





Frank Boyd is an innovation specialist currently working with the UK’s Knowledge Transfer Network to stimulate innovation across the economy. He leads its programmes in the Creative Industries, the Digital Economy and Design.

Frank has been one of the UK’s digital pioneers since founding the first digital media lab in Britain, the Arts Technology Centre in 1989. He has worked as a producer, funder, consultant, and educator on creative and economic development programmes in the arts, broadcast, and in education in the UK, continental Europe, the US, Canada, and Australia.

He has directed innovation programmes for clients including Channel 4, the BBC, Ogilvy Interactive, Screen Australia, the Canadian Film Centre, the Wellcome Trust, the British Computer Society, and many others.

He has been Director of the BBC’s Centre of Excellence for Creativity and was a founder member of BAFTA’s Interactive Entertainment Awards Committee.

Jude Williams is a consultant and executive-level coach focussing on public health, system change, and partnership working. She’ll be all yours, helping you to develop creative solutions.


Shaku will share the full depth of the Buddhist tradition, and find new innovative ways of applying the core Buddhist values of insight and compassion to the social fabric.


Laure and Wouter focus on the overall coordination of The Social Residence. They add their communication expertise to the mix.


Focuses on incubating social change and human-centred design.


Your dedicated yoga teacher. Let her bend and stretch your resilience.


Meet Anna, your perfect host.


You can find a detailed programme here (pdf)




FOR ONLY € 950 (non-corporate) / € 1,110 (corporate) (ex VAT)

5-DAY RESIDENCE IN PUGLIA, ITALY: Included in this price are accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, sessions, coaching, yoga, and meditation.
Not included: flight and transport.


The Social Residence will take place in a lovely Apulian Villa in Marrugio (Monaco Mirante), Apulia.
You can fly to the closest airports in Brindisi or Bari. We would be very happy to help you with the transport from the airport to the accommodation!



Register now for this unique opportunity by sending your personal information (name,  company/organisation, function, and country) and a description of your project idea to Anna Kint. Places are limited (17 participants)!
Other questions? Please contact Anna Kint.
E-mail: anna@idrops.be
Phone: 0032 (0)472 41 45 18