The French city of Le Havre Seine Métropole was chosen to be an experimental city on the subject climate-neutral and smart cities. During 1 day, we focused on the point of view of a representative sample of citizens from Le Havre. Their concerns, their dreams and ideas for the city of 2030 have been tackled.
We participated as facilitators of collective intelligence. Online.
Bonding and leveraging collective intelligence is possible with everyone !! 😉
Martin Germeau, Superhero, oversaw this cool project. Thanks to him we spent a positive day, helping citizens reflecting on questions that touch them and their communities 💜
Listening to the opinion of all is how you imagine a sustainable future and generate engagement and passion for this future. We keep going!
After two successful editions, the Green Mind was held on the 28th of May in Brussels. Around 300 people attended this event where various opinion leaders and specialists from the private and the public sectors, as well as the academic world, came to share and exchange their views on the transition to a low-carbon economy. Sustainable challenges in Mobility, Circular Economy, and Energy will be tackled. This annual gathering offered a comprehensive one-day and evening program along with exclusive opportunities to learn, network, and get deals done.
The prime objective of the Green Mind is to share new perspectives on sustainability. The Green Mind is a unique opportunity to learn from academics and daring entrepreneurs who are turning environmental challenges into concrete business opportunities, thereby accelerating the transition to a low-carbon economy.
For its first edition, the Impact Trophy gathered 6 leading companies in the Belgium landscape! AXA Belgium, BMS, bpost Bank, CISCO, Davidson Consulting and IPG Mediabrands sent 1 or 2 teams of 10 innovation champions to experiment during 3 days a cross-corporate hackathon dedicated to solve one of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Amongst a list of more than 45 local NonProfit Organisations (NPO), each company has selected one social organisation to support. During 3 days, 10 of their employees used their creativity and energy to solve a specific challenge of their selected NPO and help them to realize their dream !
The Impact Summit is an enriching and inspiring experience for leaders willing to shape their vision and mission, taking into account new societal challenges at stake.
This event gathered more than 45 participants (leaders, directors, managers, and experts from change-leading organizations).
This event was a unique opportunity to learn how Innovation can create both business value and societal impact and discover how Corporate Entrepreneurship can become a new way of doing CSR.
This collaborative experimentation connected corporates through interactive talks where inspiring speakers shared some best-practices where they had business and/or societal impact.Following a common thread, each of them answered these key questions:
By AYMERIC OLIBET, Intrapreneur – BNP Paribas Fortis
How did we integrate the SDG’s into our vision in order to create business value and societal impact?
By EMILIE DELACROIX, Head of CSR & Innovation – Befimmo SA
Which challenge did we identify and which strategy did we deploy to solve it?
By FILIP VAN MULLEM, Founder – Human-Business (Hu-Bu)
How can we better connect non-profit and for-profit organizations to foster a real culture of innovation?
By HUGUES DE PRA, Solutions Sales Specialist Manager & Data Center Lead – CISCO
How do we train our talents to think and act as a corporate societal entrepreneur?
By FRANK TRIBOUT, Co-founder – Power 2 Apartments
How did we launch a business innovation project that will potentially generate positive impact?
How do we pave the way towards the societal transition, leading by example?
Stimulate entrepreneurship among young people under 30 years old, increase awareness about the new economic models (circular, cooperative and collaborative) and support the creation of projects in these models, promote the newly created technical hub of Ustart and leverage their technical expertise to create innovative solutions with new technologies.
The impact challenge gathered almost 60 individuals around 11 projects. The 11 teams co-created each an entrepreneurial project during one weekend based on ideas that were pitched at the first night. The teams were coached by experts in the new economic models in order to make their idea as sustainable as possible.
57 individuals were educated about the new economic models and collaborated on 11 projects. Thanks to the rewards delivered to the winning teams, some of the start up created their legal structure and are now having their first clients.
How can Ikea have a positive impact on people and planet through the recycling of products, more specifically home textiles? How to find sustainable ways to recycle home textile in the future?
An ideation day gathering the 16 most relevant experts in the recycling and textile sectors. The participants were divided into three groups accompanied by coaches that lead them through an intense brainstorming session. After having selected the most relevant idea the group of experts developed the concept further by filling in a concept fiche and pitched the idea in front of a jury.
Inspiration, co-creation and conceptualization of 3 big ideas. Participants also generated a lot of ideas that Ikea took home as creative insights.
Stimulate entrepreneurship and increase awareness about the new economic models (circular, cooperative and collaborative) and support the creation of projects in these models
The Sharify Hackathon, a hackathon where 8 teams of young individuals co-created an entrepreneurial project during one weekend based on ideas that were pitched at the first night. The teams were coached by experts in the new economic models in order to make their idea as sustainable as possible.
40 individuals were educated about the new economic models and collaborated on 8 projects. Thanks to the rewards delivered to the winning teams, three start up created their legal structure and are now having their first clients.