A service Jam is a cooperative gathering of people interested in service design.  It is there to encourage experimentation and innovation – participants come together without a team, without a service idea and are given a subject or theme to incorporate in their new-to-the-world service while meeting new people.

The Global Service Jam is a community of Jams taking place internationally over the same weekend. All the Jams share the same starting themes, and publish their local results over a central platform. The theme and constraints for participants in the Global Service Jam will be announced at 17:00 (local time) on the Friday, and results must be shared by 15:00 (local time) on the Sunday.

Schwaben Jam is the local flavor of the global jam where business professionals and curiosity-seekers alike will join together in the Stuttgart area to develop and share with the rest of the world why Baden-Württemberg is one of the ‘Four Motors of Europe.’

So, what is the outcome of this global activity? Prototypes from each city will be shared after the 48 hours of jammin’ on the Global platform under Creative Commons, where you are free:

* to Share — to copy, distribute and transmit the work
* to Remix — to adapt the work

Under the following conditions:

* Attribution — You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).
* Noncommercial — You may not use this work for commercial purposes.
* Share Alike — If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under the same or similar license to this one.

More on the IP situation can be found on the Global Service Jam main site here under the “Rules on intellectual property.”


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