How Rumundu was born

The word “Ru mundu” comes from the dialect of Sorso, a small village located in the province of Sassari, Sardinia, and as you can guess it means “the world”.

In 2013, inspired by Grandma Francesca’s question: “Perché sei sempre in giru pà ru mundu?” (“Why are you always riding around the world?”), Stefano named his new venture, Rumundu.

He gets on his bike and travels 32 thousand kilometers of paved roads, dirt roads and paths, to realize one of his dreams: to travel around the world by bicycle in search of stories and sustainable lifestyles. An “off-route” journey, alone and with a slow pace, with the aim of understanding if another world, away from the consumerist economic model, was possible.

He pedaled for three hundred and sixty-five days through Europe, America, Asia, Oceania and Africa, to get in touch with stories and models of sustainable living; three hundred stages to document how social innovation and conscious entrepreneurship can transform society.
Stefano has spent most of his life, both private and professional, on the move. Graduated in Economics from the University of Sassari, he completed his education at the Business School of San Francisco.

Today Rumundu is a network based in Sardinia and South Africa, with five editions of the Social Innovation School and the foundation of the Rumundu Academy, the first permanent school in the Mediterranean for the innovators of the future who want to develop and implement sustainable projects, both economically and environmentally, in Sardinia and around the world.

November 2013

Rumundu is born

November 25th, 2013|

Around the world by bicycle in search of stories and sustainable lifestyles. The project was born in the United States when Stefano Cucca attended a Business School in San Francisco. The idea is to create a platform that can give people the opportunity to write, read and share alternative models of development to the consumerist model. After a few months the project takes shape: to travel around the world by bicycle in search of stories and sustainable lifestyles. One year, 32,000 km solo across the 5 continents.

September 2014

The Rumundu Academy

September 1st, 2014|

A few steps from Alghero, in the beautiful setting of the Natural Park of Porto Conte, Rumundu Academy was born, the first permanent school in the Mediterranean addressed to responsible innovators: a coworking environment, an accelerator, a co-living space in which students have the opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and operational skills necessary to implement business models with high economic and social impact and low environmental impact.

November 2015

The Social Innovation School

November 27th, 2015|

A week-long training course with international teachers and mentors. An experience in which training is enriched with moments of play and relaxation, excursions, yoga sessions and evenings in front of dreamlike sunsets. A real activity aimed at personalized consulting where the goal is to meet the needs of each individual team. Now in its 7th edition, the Social Innovation School has hosted and supported 42 startups in the development of sustainable business projects, through personalized and unconventional training paths.

November 2017

Global Sustainability Forum

November 27th, 2017|

Activities grow, international relations increase and Rumundu is presented as a case study within the Global Sustainability Forum, demonstrating that, when sustainability is supported by development models consistent with the socio-economic context, it is possible to grow companies with high economic and social value and low environmental impact.

November 2018

The sustainable incubator

November 27th, 2018|

There is a growing awareness that the short paths within the Academy must necessarily be reinforced by a customized accompaniment to meet the needs of companies. Thus was born "the sustainable incubator" Rumundu with the aim of supporting start-ups, companies and organizations that have been part of Rumundu Academy. Thanks to several European programs, the incubator assumes an international character hosting companies that want to make a change towards sustainability through circular economy models.

November 2019

Rumundu Sud-Africa

November 27th, 2019|

Time to grow, to embark on a path of internationalization. We consider Africa, where the inequality of social classes has reached extremely high levels, to be the best place to apply models of social innovation.

January 2020

#EUvsVirus Challange

January 27th, 2020|

Rumundu is partner of the PAN-EU Hackathon #EUvsVirus Challenge. EuVsVirus is the European Commission's initiative proven to be extremely efficient in the fight against this unexpected and revolutionary challenge: the Coronavirus. EuVsVirus has created 2,164 multidisciplinary and multinational teams with innovative solutions, initiated the development of 2,235 new trans-European partnerships by matching the best 120 teams with over 500 supporting partners from the public and private sectors throughout the month of May. EuVvsVirus is the largest online event ever organized by the European Commission that aims to develop innovative solutions to challenges related to the fight against the coronavirus. 2500 projects presented by as many multidisciplinary and multinational teams, 500 supporting partners from the public and private sectors, 120 winners selected for their solutions of real impact, well-rounded start-ups ready for market and investment, with truly innovative solutions against COVID-19.

November 2020

Zero Emissions Project Launch

November 27th, 2020|

This new project of Rumundu wants to be a support to the environmental cause towards the planet and an educational path for organizations that want to make a step change. The project consists in the analysis and consequent reduction of the impact of business activities in terms of consumption and emissions.

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