Three years ago, in March 2016, BE OPEN and the Mayor’s Fund for London announced their first joined project. Since that time the cooperation between the two foundations has benefitted thousands of younger people across London.
UK university students in their final year of creative studies are being urged to get their entries into a new, national competition for their chance to win £30,000.
‘Designed for Business’ is the life-changing competition that will showcase emerging talent, provide an essential link between creative academia and the business community. It is a collaboration between SBID and BE OPEN, the humanitarian think tank founded by international philanthropist and entrepreneur Elena Baturina.Chosen based on their relevance to the four different disciplines in the competition: Interior Design, Interior Decoration, Fashion, Art and Product Design, the expert will look for qualities such as originality of expression, individualism, creative use of materials and presentation skills.
June 14th, London City Hall played host to children from six London schools seeking essential funding for their community projects as part of the Mayor’s Fund for London City Pitch initiative.
City Pitch encourages and helps young Londoners to step up as leaders, learn new skills, and make a real difference in their communities.
The open call named ‘BEOPEN Motion Design’ presents the perfect opportunity for creative minds who can find inspiration, and then change the way we see the everyday world around us. By asking the participants to share their vision in the most graphic form, BE OPEN aims to find innovative approaches and build new creative bonds for people around the globe.
BE OPEN, a humanitarian organisation set up by the international businesswoman and philanthropist Elena Baturina with the aim to foster creativity and innovation, has been developing its independent Ranking of Educational Programmes in Architecture and Design since 2013. The final selections now contain 523educational programmes in Europe, North America, Africa, South America and Asia.
The Ranking is part of BE OPEN’s Inside the Academy initiative and was conceived for a number of audiences and purposes: for future students to help them select the perfect course; for academics to provide with a clear picture of successes and ways to improve their offers, and for potential employers, looking for young professionals who would best suit their needs.
BE OPEN foundation, a humanitarian organisation set up by the international businesswoman and philanthropist Elena Baturina with the aim to foster creativity and innovation, is rolling out its Ranking of Educational Programmes in Architecture and Design to the yet unresearched regions of the globe – CIS and Central Asia, Oceania and Australia.
The research, conducted by BE OPEN, has already mapped 83 creative educational programmes in Europe, 208 programmes in North America, 34 in Africa, 102 in South America, and 96 programmes in Asia. The results will be systematized in a single database that will further on be revaluated and updated regularly.
BE OPEN, a creative think-tank founded by the international entrepreneur and philanthropist Elena Baturina, and the Mayor’s Fund for London, a social mobility charity, has selected the winner of their open call #BEOPENDesignCity. The open call was inspired by the City Pitch Leadership Programme held in 2017 and 2018 by the Mayor’s Fund for London in cooperation with BE OPEN.
The winner has been selected by the members of BE OPEN and MFL from a shortlist of submissions with the highest ratings of likes by Instagram users. Both the teams congratulate Gustavo Schlittler @gustavoschlittler, whose winning submission will now bring him the prize of €300!
Elena Baturina’s BE OPEN foundation, a humanitarian organisation designed to foster creativity and innovation, announces the completion of its Ranking of Educational Programs in Architecture and Design in the most complex region for research, Europe.
While working on this latest research BE OPEN reached to 208 European universities and colleges that deal with relevant creative disciplines, as well as 16 professional associations and representatives of 64 bureaus. The comprehensive study has involved analysis of more than 800 individual educational programs, as well as gathering data through interviews with key decision makers and industry leaders, including heads of design studios and architectural bureaus.
Youngsters ‘Say NO to Knives’ and ‘NObesity’ as part of City Pitch, a dragon’s den style leadership programme which encourages children to step up and deliver social action ideas in their community. City Pitch is an initiative led by social mobility charity, the Mayor’s Fund for London, in partnership with the BE OPEN Foundation.
Armed with business plans and budgets, the final top six schools were invited to attend City Hall and present their entrepreneurial projects to a panel of judges for a chance to win up to £1,500 of funding.
BE OPEN, the international think-tank founded by businessperson and philanthropist Elena Baturina to encourage and support creativity and design thinking in various fields of human activities, continues its cooperation with the Mayor’s Fund for London as the new lead partner of the City Pitch Leadership programme.
The City Pitch Leadership Programme involves young Londoners and helps them learn new skills while making a real difference to their communities. The programme offers young people the chance to develop important leadership, teamwork, and presentational skills, with professional mentors on hand to help them prepare their pitches. All the projects must present tangible opportunities to improve the life of their communities, and therefore make the city of London a better place for the younger generations through their own effort. By pitching their ideas to a panel of experts at City Hall, the children can secure funding for their projects.