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Preston Meets Mondragon 2

Date and Time03 November 2021 - 10am - 1pm GMT
LocationUniversity of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE
Preston Meets Mondragon 2 information
Alina Belousova
Entry Fee: Free
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Symposium with visiting guests from Mondragon Corporation (Basque Country) and Q&A from the public.

The University of Central Lancashire has been supporting and researching the Preston Model since 2012.

In 2018, UCLan hosted a symposium with experts from Mondragon and the United States, feeding knowledge and experience into the development of the Preston Model. Since then, much has happened.

The present symposium brings together experts from Mondragon in co-operative consultancy, management, social innovation, education, and banking in synergy with the growing co-operative ecosystem design for Preston.

This event is hosted by the Faculty of Allied Health and Well-being, The School of Social Work, Care and Community and the Centre for Citizenship and Community.

 If you cannot attend in person, we will be streaming the event online. You can book tickets to view the online event here.


Iñigo Albizuri: Global Head of Public Affairs, MONDRAGON Corporation

Marta Boixados: Consultant at LKS Cooperative, the Management Consulting Division of MONDRAGON Corporation.

Aitor Lizartza: Doctor in Business Management at Mondragon University, Co-founder of Mondragon Team Academy entrepreneurship unit in Mondragon University and designer of the degree in entrepreneurial leadership and innovation (LEINN)

Oscar Muguerza: Head of Business Banking at Laboral Kutxa, the co-operative bank of Mondragon. Expert and mentor for the social value initiative of Laboral Kutxa, ‘Gaztenpresa’.

Ibon Zugasti: International Project Manager at LKS Cooperative, the Management Consulting Division of MONDRAGON Corporation. Ibon and Marta have consulted to the Bronx Innovation Factory and the Preston Cooperative Eco-design System Project Committee.


10.00 - 10.10: Introduction by Robin Richardson, Executive Dean, Faculty of Allied Health and Wellbeing

10.10 - 10.40: Ibon Zugasti and Marta Boixados: ‘Designing a co-operative ecosystem design for Preston’

10.40 - 11.10: Iñigo Albizuri: ‘Mondragon as a co-operative social innovation ecosystem’

11.10 - 11.30: Q&A with audience

11. 30 - 11.40: Break

11.40 - 12.10: Oscar Muguerza: ‘Gaztenpresa, banking and social value’

12.10 - 12.40: Aitor Lizartza: ‘LEINN Programme/platform co-operatives, combining education and start-up businesses’

12.40 - 13.00: Q&A with audience and close