Do you want to get news skills about what’s next?

We are strong believers in finding better ways to learn about the newest ideas and methods, and we think that the best way to do it is through learning by doing.

Besides, we want to help you understand the new education paradigms and to contribute to make them a reality.

We offer you more than 400 m 2 with the most up-to-date and hands-on tools and methodologies, to help you innovate, create and dare to shape ideas, and to define your future business opportunities.

We offer you the way to learn and develop new skills.

Learn about innovation

Innovation 101

In this seminar, you will get the fundamentals of innovation. After it, every attendee will have a good understanding of what innovation is, and how and why to innovate. The seminar will serve as a stimulus to learn more and better understand why your company needs to innovate.

  • 8 hours to complete the full contents

Innovation (advanced)

This immersion program requires a group of energized and willing professionals, best if coming from different companies. This program will make them realize why and how companies should incorporate innovation as a critical strategy to cope with the coming “twists” of disruption in most industries.

  • 16 hours to complete the full contents

Innovation on Innovation

How will organizations innovate in the next years? What is going to be the role of startups, intrapreneurs, machine learning, advanced analytics, complexity management, and the mash-up of human and artificial intelligences in the design of new ideas and products? An open program to learn about “innovation
on innovation”.

  • 5 hours to complete the full contents

Learn about disrupting technologies

In order to innovate, we need to understand emerging technologies. For instance, neural networks will allow us to understand artificial intelligence. We also need to understand disintermediation through blockchain, as well as quantum computing and the exponential increase of data processing.

These workshops are designed for teams that want to understand how these new technologies will impact their business models.

Neural Networks

A hands-on workshop to understand how a neural network works without actually using any technology. Every participant act as a “neuron” of a network, and the collective work demonstrates that the result of the network as a whole is much better that the individual results. A fun and eye-opening way to get into the basics of artificial intelligence. No previous knowledge or skill needed.


A hands-on workshop to understand the basics behind a blockchain system of transactions, but without actually using any technology. The participants organize themselves into transaction nodes, ledgers and the sort, in order to securely communicate transactions, therefore simulating in an analogical way how a blockchain (and bitcoin-like currencies) works. A simple way to get into the basics of modern cryptograhy. No previous knowledge or skills needed.

Quantum for Business

A hands-on workshop to understand the basics behind quantum technologies for business, and of quantum computing in particular. Simple explanations of quantum concepts such as the uncertainty principle, the tunnel effect, and entanglement, needed to fully understand what a qubit is and how this technology will dramatically change the way we can compute things that are completely incomputable today. A simple way to get into the basics of the second quantum revolution. No previous knowledge or skills needed.

We offer more than 20 innovation & tech workshops.

Our vision of next education

In 2019, Alfons Cornella published Educar humanos en un mundo de máquinas inteligentes. 100 ideas y reflexiones sobre la nueva educación que necesita la sociedad (‘Educating Humans in a World of Smart Machines. 100 Ideas and Thoughts about the New Education that Society Needs’, Profit Editorial) in different languages.

Cornella often gives talks in different forums, where he shares his views on education and the need for innovators in this field. Education requires professionals who understand that it is necessary to update the way we educate, because our context has changed and it will continue to do so.

Our educational projects

The Institute of Next has long been interested in education. More specifically, at the Institute we focus on how education should evolve to answer the demand of a new set of skills and mind-sets that society and people need in order to address current and future challenges more effectively.

Our different projects in this field include, among other, dynamising connections between teachers, optimising the discovery of talent and nourishing it, creating content and methodologies for entrepreneurial training, and holding think tanks at universities and other educational centres.

A complete program to foster entrepreneurship in secondary schools in Spain. It’s based on interactive contents, and includes detailed explanations of the activities for the teachers. This project has been implemented in more than 2,000 schools in Spain as well as some American and African countries.
A program to help children and teenagers to discover their unique talents by playing and developing projects for their community. This program consists of an educational kit based on four modules: Talent, Discovery, Project and Laboratory.
This program is aimed to design and build a dynamic community of thousands of secondary school teachers. This will help them turn their ideas into projects (with goals, structure, benefits, resources, etc.) and in turn will establish the basis for a market for educational projects.

Ona, our collaborative project

How The Ona Project was born

Fort he last 20 years we have been working on innovation, and on many ocassions we have seen how inquiring and innovative girls and boys can be.

We wondered “how would kids themselves think about it?” The results are the 20 questions Ona ponders in this book.

What-if Ona

Original idea: Alfons Cornella · Text: Gina Clotet · Illustrations: Sílvia Morilla · Design: Curro Astorza – January 2018

My name’s Ona, Mama says I’m curious as a cat.
What-if-Ona, she calls me.
I love asking questions even if I don’t always have the answers.
I think if you have a why you can always find a how.

We have made a call to the restless people around the world to spread this collaborative book in the maximum number of languages ​​so that more girls and boys stimulate their ability to ask questions.

How many languages ​​do you imagine?