Nicola Cerantola

ABOUT ME (MICRO BIO)

Speaker, professor, consultant and researcher on bioinspired design, circular economy and green entrepreneurship.

I’m constantly connecting unlikely dots and disciplines, building ecosystems and trying to answer personal and professional questions.

Wwoofer, techie and traveller, I love exploring new territories with my old vespa, reading about anthropology and learning about everything.

"You will not discover new lands without having the courage to lose sight of the shore for a very long time."

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Main projects & roles

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Ecologing

Ecologing

Founder and Director

Training, consultancy and research on bioinspired design since 2009.

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circolae

circolae

Founder and Director

Training, consultancy & research on Circular Economy and Entrepreneurship since 2013.

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UNEP

UNEP

External expert

Training, consultancy and mentorship at SWITCHMED project since 2011.

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Slow Fashion Next

Slow Fashion Next

Partner

Training, consultancy and research on sustainable design and circular economy since 2010.

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EOI Business School

EOI Business School

Associated professor

Training on circular economy at International Master Sustainable Development & Social Responsibility since 2014

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IED Madrid

IED Madrid

Associated professor

Training on sustainable design and circular economy at degree & international masters MDI since 2011

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UPM

UPM

Associated professor

Training on sustainable design and circular economy at engineering degree and masters since 2014

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Teamlabs

Teamlabs

Mentor

Mentor at MasterYourself team-entrepreneurship program.

DIGITAL PRESENCE

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My value proposition

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Rethinking
sustainability

From sustainability to prosperity! Conventional sustainability arguments must be renewed. We need to reframe them to tackle the environmental problems understanding that is a human problem first. 7 years, promoting a critical thinking is my contribution.

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Inspiring
storytelling

Communicating a complex message in an inspiring way is always challenging. It is an art, to be practice and improved day by day. More than 7 years in education it is a beginning!

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International
experience

Cultural hybridization allows people to expand their minds and think differently. More than 10 years travelling and living ``abroad`` makes abroad: ``home``.

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Unique
perspective

Current world demands for professionals with fast-lifelong learning skills and attitudes. After my Mechanical Engineering degree I just took unconventional educational paths. It allowed me to keep learning & developing a unique perspective about the topics I work on.

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Experienced
generalist

Being an entrepreneur isn't easy. You have to learn about everything, be able to adapt, be able to manage your time and uncertain finances. You should develop great empathy and networking skills to thrive. Being a generalist has never been so cool!

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5 languages
proficiency

Bilingual people have a different neuronal structure. Born and raised as native in Venetian and Italian, I speak also Spanish, English, Portuguese. French is still on the way! 😉

Experience

· OTHER TRANSFORMING EXPERIENCES ·

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Host and community building

6 years ``living`` with coworking lifestyle and 4 years actively collaborating as Host and Community Builder at Impact Hub and utopic_US

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+ 16.000 Km in Vespa

4 epic journeys traveling solo more than 16.000 km with a 1980 PX 125cc Vespa across Italy, Spain and Portugal.

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México, UK, the middle East, Morocco, the Balkans...

Traveling, working and experiencing the real life in other cultures to open my mind, my eyes and my heart

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Many shoes and pizzas

With more than 6 years working as a waiter and bartender (during my studies and after), + 2 years selling shoes to cover my bootstrapping phase. It has been a life master!

I LOVE

· WORK & RESEARCH FIELDS ·

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Circular
Economy

Connecting sustainability with product, service & business design towards a profitable close loop model.

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Green & Social Entrepreneurship

Green & Social Entrepreneurship. Tools, methods & mentoring to foster a new generation of responsible entrepreneurs.

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Humimesis &
Knowmadism

A discipline that I'm developing to combine anthropology with business and organizational design.

· CAN I HELP YOU? ·

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Inspiration & Training

Topics: Circular Economy, Entrepreneurship, Travelling, Sustainable Design, Humimesis, Biomimesis, Tools design

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Consultancy &
Mentoring

Topics: Circular Economy, Entrepreneurship, Sustainable Design, Tools & Methodology Design

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Research &
Development

Topics: Educational materials, Tools and Frameworks, Experimental fields related with sustainability

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Projects &
community building

Topics: coworking, networking, collaborative economy, sharing economy, new business models, experiences design

· A sample? ·

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