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I am Ona, altough I have other names in different languages. I am a curious little girl: I like to look around me and make questions. You can follow my quests by downloading my book. It's free and you can read it in many languages. If you want to participate, and translate it in your language, tell us. You will be welcome to our team!!!

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35 languages so far

We can say that we now cover most of the major languages of the planet.
Actually we potentially reach more than 4500 million people
with the current translations (native speakers and second-language speakers):

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Be a part of the team

Willing to translate Ona into your language?

Drop us a line at

What's inside?

We wondered “How would kids themselves think about 20 real issues that affect everybody?”
The results are the 20 questions Ona ponders in this book.
At the end of the book, there are 20 solutions (only English, French, Spanish and Catalan versions)

A new day begins and
while I’m showering I think...
What must the monster in the drainpipe
do with all the water
that runs down the drain while I’m waiting for it to heat up?
Hot water in the shower.
To solve the problem of the millions of litres of water we waste in our homes while waiting for hot water in the shower, the entrepreneurs of Aquareturn propose an ingenious system that joins comfort and ecology.
My grandparents havegiven me some money.
When I have enoughI’ll buy a telescope. In the meantime, how can Imake this more fun?
Saving should be easier
Those of us of a certain age can remember the incentives the banks used to offer for saving money. I can still recall the books they gave me when I deposited 1000 pesetas. Now kids have lots of mobile devices and physical objects, which should make it easy to incentivize saving money.
I can’t imagine a world without trees...
What if we always carried seeds in our holey pockets?
Planting trees to survive
A few years ago I had the chance to hear about the Felix Finkbeiner Project, a German boy who had mobilized thousands of people throughout the world to plant trees. This slogan “Stop talking. Start planting” has been communicated in hundreds of occasions all over the world. I think it is the sort of project which would prosper in the next year: proposals for people to act on their own, coordinating with others, and without waiting for any “official organization” to do it for them. If the planet can be saved it is because people must (and should) act. Nothing more.

Find out all the 20 solutions in the book!

Only in the English, French, Spanish and Catalan versions.


The team

This is a unique collaborative project; we have teamed up with tens of innovative minds that helped us:
Be a part of this unique project: propose your language and we will contact you.

Alfons Cornella
Sílvia Morilla
Gina Clotet
Curro Astorza / Natàlia Teira
Maria José Fernández Anglada / Imma Caubet Busquet
Xulio Berros
Amaia Etxebarria
Laura Lei
Dario Trojan
Ragnar Siil
Irene Lenis
Christopher Görsch / Stephan Liedtke
Teresa Albuquerque
Aura Bucur
Milos Miskovic
Annika Löfgren
Martha Dodem
Keika Tanehashi
Екатерина Степанова
Baya Makharadze
Nguyễn Đắc Bảo Nghi
Laura Varela Taboada / Alexandre Sotelino Losada
Yuval Gotlibovich
Nao Elkharraz
Iwan Huws
Iva Charouzková
Pelin - Umut Rodoplu
Marteen De Jongh
Dafina Djeparoska - Дафина Џепароска
Georges Hengesch -Rolf Tarrach
Natallia Pankova - Наталля Панкова
Luciana Fina

and much more to come...


How the Ona Project was born?

For the last 20 years we have been working on innovation, and on many occasions we have seen how inquiring and innovative girls and boys can be. In fact, there are prominent examples of extremely innovative solutions to real problems that have been thought up by children. There are numerous projects based on this concept, trying to see how a child’s mind can find solutions to real problems that are quite different than the solutions adults give. For this reason, about three years ago we started to keep a list of some real issues that affect us, but we don’t pay too much attention to. We wondered “how would kids themselves think about it?” The results are the 20 questions Ona ponders in this book. At the end of the text, we have included 20 solutions: how to solve each one of the 20 “problems” Ona wonders about in a way that has already been proposed and developed in the real world. Therefore, there are two ways to use this text.

First of all, it can be used simply as a story to tell our children or grandchildren (when not for them to read themselves). If you use it this way, the idea is to ask the children how they would solve these issues. Or secondly, you can also use it within the context of learning about innovation in companies, to see what solutions professionals can come up with to the problems that Ona has detected. If you want to use it this way, it can be useful to contrast the ideas everyone proposes with the 20 “solutions” at the end of the book. We hope it is enjoyable, and helpful. Because… why innovate if it is not useful, and fun?