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What is it?

 

The Resilient Paris Innovation Fellowship is an intensive two-week program that empowers the best and brightest individuals in solving urban resiliency issues with the City of Paris.

The idea is simple: work with nonprofits, government agencies and community organizations in identifying pressing resiliency challenges; bring together the world’s most talented individuals to tackle these challenges head on.

In just two weeks, fellows will work with experts, public and private organizations to build a solution that addresses one of this year’s challenges. They will also receive the tools they need to succeed: travel bursaries, specialized tools, a creative work environment and access to a network of leading experts, just to name a few.

The Resilient Paris Innovation Fellowship is the 3rd edition of the Five by Five City Innovation Series.

 
 

Who is it for?

 

We’re looking for the best, the brightest, those looking to enact positive change on a dynamic urban environment.

We welcome applicants with top-tier skills across a range of expertise: urban design, data science, hardware, engineering, product strategy, service design, creative coding, and more.

Our fellows are curious, creative and committed to creating something that will leave a mark. They are open-minded, but ready to stand up for what they believe is right (despite the status quo).

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What challenges will the fellows be tackling?

 
 

Why now?

 

The City of Paris announced its resilience strategy this past October, with one of its primary objectives focusing on confronting social exclusion and inequalities. 

The Resilient Paris Innovation Fellowship's goal is to demonstrate that every citizen, resident or visitor in the city's urban zones can play an role in improving the city.

All anyone needs is two weeks.

 

When and where is it happening?

 

While field work is a significant part of this experience, fellows will be based at the Five by Five HQ (4 rue Martel, Paris 75010) during most of the program.

If the need arises, fellows will also have access to community fablabs and techshops. Special events will be held at the Hôtel de Ville in the heart of Paris.

 
 
 

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Who is behind this?

 

The Resilient Paris Innovation Fellowship was created by Five by Five, in partnership with the City of Paris and Resilient Paris. 

Five by Five is an upstart consultancy with one foot in the world of large organizations and the other straddling the startup universe.  We help organizations of all stripes understand how startups work, how to work with them and how to work like them. We advocate for open innovation that transforms, scales, and - most importantly - that makes sense. 

Our passion: being the ultimate wingmen (and women!) for innovation champions driving change inside their organizations.