About us

About us

Your partners in purpose

We design and implement with passion and experience projects that build and strengthen the ethical purpose of companies and organizations by responding concretely to the needs of the most vulnerable and the principles of sustainable development. We do this by following Inclusive Business, Social Innovation and Ethical Communication models.

We believe in our work to the point that we are as committed as our clients: we are a registered http://latropaproduce.es/?komocheck=8-citas-online&5b8=80 Benefit Corporation, so our profit always generates a positive social impact. We are a certified http://lilacgrove.co.uk/administrator BCorp™, so the way our profit generates social impact has been verified and approved by a third party. Because we believe that in order to be a truly credible consulting partner, there must be consistency between being and doing.

Why choose De-LAB?

Because we are a lab that designs for you.

Choosing De-LAB means appreciating our http://salenor.es/?akapylko=dating-site-fuenlabrada-de-los-montes&9e3=46 independence, which guarantees clarity and reliability in relationships; our http://asimag.es/?kolokol=terracota-speed-dating-vigo&353=78 competence, which gives rigor and concreteness to the projects we conceive; our availability, always at our partners’ side; and our passion, which will stimulate new choices and unexpected opportunities.

Identity: De-LAB is a social design center specializing in design, consultancy, research and training in the field of the Purpose Economy.

Mission: we assist the private sector and organizations within social impact business models that are innovative, sustainable and inclusive.

Vision: to contribute in making businesses and organizations agents of positive change for communities and the environment, generating hybrid (profit-non-profit-public), systemic and regenerative ecosystems.

Strategy: combining knowledge of Inclusive Business, Social Innovation and Ethical Communication models with direct experience in the field, co-creating solutions that respond to concrete needs, between sustainable development and the fight against the various forms of poverty.


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to analyze needs, grasping the potential and capabilities of our partners

initiatives designed ad-hoc, adapting theoretical models and co-creating inclusive and scalable long-term solutions

the solutions devised, knowing the context of action and the methodology

to collect data, measure impacts, verify hypotheses, understand their applications

processes by perfecting and monitoring the progress of projects over time, or in other contexts


“2015 Innovative Business Model” Award
AICS Call for Proposals 2018 “Innovative Ideas for Development”
Special mention at the “2019 Business Spirit Awards”

ANGI “Young Italian Innovators 2019” Award
“Girls in Tech, 2014” Award
Global Startup Awards 2019 – Female Role Model of the year Award



Lucia Dal Negro

Lucia Dal Negro

CEO – Co-Founder

Bachelor’s degree in Cooperation and master’s degree in International Relations from Catholic University. Advanced Diploma in Humanitarian Emergencies from ISPI and UNICEF Development Education. MSc in Environment and Development from the London School of Economics.

Doctorate in International Institutions and Policies from Catholic University with merit scholarship. She has collaborated with the Delegation of the Holy See to the UN in Geneva, ActionAid, Nespresso/INCAE Business School, UNEP/Wuppertal Institute, Endeva and Altromercato. She has worked for the CNR in Milan, for the G8 task force on social impact, for a mechanical engineering group in Brescia (whose sustainability and communication office she directed for two and a half years) and for the Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Foundation on the environment and global health. In 2014, she founded the benefit corporation and B-CORP™ De-LAB srl; she collaborates with the Catholic University as an external collaborator and is an advisor on the sounding board of the Giannino Bassetti Foundation

She is a certified LEGO© Serious Play© facilitator, UNCTAD expert on private procurement and member of the Board of the Italian Association of Social Designers.


Amelie Franchin

Graphic Designer

Antonio Duma


Elisabetta Presenti


Irene Tomasoni


Lucio Vesentini

Urban Planning

Sara Tortorella




Yasmine Madijtev

Our interns come from

If you are interested in a training and orientation experience at De-LAB, please write an email to info@delab.it


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