Slowd is an Italy-based company founded to offer innovative solutions at the intersection of manufacturing and design, with the mission of developing sustainable supply chains and products from both an environmental and social perspective.
Our adventure began even before founding the company in 2013 (later recognized as an innovative startup) with the launch of the digital platform "Design a Km Zero", a project where for the first time it has been implemented a R&D model for manufacturing SMEs connecting them directly to product designers and then to the end customer. At the core lies an innovative business model, focused on the distributed production in the same destination region as the goods, thus offering locally produced designs with a strong investment in local territories.
2012 - finalists of the Wind Business Factor Award
2012 - start of three-year incubation at Knowbell Startup Incubator (Modena)
2013 - Telecom Italia Working Capital business grant winners (among more than 2000 candidates)
2013 - invited to the Italian Consulate in San Francisco (USA) for the celebrations of the Year of Italian Culture.
2013 - startup selected for Dublin Web Summit;
2014 - selected for the Venture Out New York program;
2014 - Honorable Mention for the XXIII edition of the famous Premio Compasso D'Oro (Service Design category)
2014 - listed among the pioneers of European digital social innovation (research funded by the European Commission)
2015 - nominated for INDEX: "Design to improve life" Award (Work > Digitalization category, together with projects such as Google Now and Amazon Prime Drone).
2017 - Awarded and included in the Design Circle of the Curry-Stone Foundation (USA), for the use of design practices as a tool for democracy;
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