We are a sustainability innovation lab specialised in public innovation, strategic design, scenario building, co-design with users and community centred approaches. We conduct field work, action-research, and training activities. We work both on the present and on the future(s), and both at local level and at meta level.

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À Marcoussis, les citoyens co-construisent le futur

Penser le futur ne doit pas être le privilège des prospectivistes et auteurs de science-fiction. Alors que les hommes politiques sont de plus en plus prisonniers du court terme, les... [read more]

Penser le futur ne doit pas être le privilège des prospectivistes et auteurs de science-fiction. Alors que les hommes politiques sont de plus en plus prisonniers du court terme, les... [read more]
Phasing-in : Amorçage d'un processus d'innovation publique

L’amorçage d’un processus d’innovation publique c’est l’amorçage d’un changement. Or, toute transformation de pratiques, de méthodes et d’outils au sein d’une structure, quelle qu’elle soit, prend du temps. Plutôt que... [read more]

L’amorçage d’un processus d’innovation publique c’est l’amorçage d’un changement. Or, toute transformation de pratiques, de méthodes et d’outils au sein d’une structure, quelle qu’elle soit, prend du temps. Plutôt que... [read more]
VILCO - Co-creating urban resilience

[english] How could the local power and citizen organizations better collaborate to foster resilient local dynamics in favor of the environnement? Many citizen initiatives have taken place in the Brussels... [read more]

[english] How could the local power and citizen organizations better collaborate to foster resilient local dynamics in favor of the environnement? Many citizen initiatives have taken place in the Brussels... [read more]
Design of public services at INET

[english] Training people to apply the design approach to the public action field, in a classroom-like setting, is quite a challenging wager which often leads to frustration. On the contrary, exclusively... [read more]

[english] Training people to apply the design approach to the public action field, in a classroom-like setting, is quite a challenging wager which often leads to frustration. On the contrary, exclusively... [read more]
Innovation Action-based training at SMEDAR

[english] Thanks to it’s on-field application this training is trully action-based – contrary to standard classroom training. Together with SMEDAR and the city of Rouen’s mixed syndicate for waste disposal,... [read more]

[english] Thanks to it’s on-field application this training is trully action-based – contrary to standard classroom training. Together with SMEDAR and the city of Rouen’s mixed syndicate for waste disposal,... [read more]
Engaging citizens and stakeholders in the setting of EU future research agenda

CIMULACT stands for ‘Citizen and Multi-Actor Consultation on Horizon 2020’. The project engages more than 1000 citizens in 30 countries in Europe, along with a variety of other actors, in... [read more]

CIMULACT stands for ‘Citizen and Multi-Actor Consultation on Horizon 2020’. The project engages more than 1000 citizens in 30 countries in Europe, along with a variety of other actors, in... [read more]
Scenario-stretching cards

Do you know what is “Scenario-stretching”. Not yet? Well, “Scenario-stretching” is a tool, developed by SDS, to co-create disruptive, surprising and out-of-the-box scenarios and solutions. You want to see it? Just... [read more]

Do you know what is “Scenario-stretching”. Not yet? Well, “Scenario-stretching” is a tool, developed by SDS, to co-create disruptive, surprising and out-of-the-box scenarios and solutions. You want to see it? Just... [read more]
We all have a good reason not to evaluate [public policies]

In local sustainable development projects (local authorities, municipalities, intermunicipal associations, urban areas, etc.), tons of actions are carried out, but the impact of these actions is rarely evaluated. Indeed, there... [read more]

In local sustainable development projects (local authorities, municipalities, intermunicipal associations, urban areas, etc.), tons of actions are carried out, but the impact of these actions is rarely evaluated. Indeed, there... [read more]
120 DUTCH CIVIL SERVANTS FOR LIFT EUROPE

As part of the integration programs for their young public servants, the Dutch ministries organize a study tour to Brussels to visit the European institutions, meet and exchange with their... [read more]

As part of the integration programs for their young public servants, the Dutch ministries organize a study tour to Brussels to visit the European institutions, meet and exchange with their... [read more]
Game design changemakers

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COMPASS - Responsible research and innovation

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Public innovation lab SPW Wallonia

[english] “The gap between what our administration preached as general executive manager of economy, employment and research and it’s actual ability to innovate, kept on growing.” says Isabel Quoilin, DGO6’s... [read more]

[english] “The gap between what our administration preached as general executive manager of economy, employment and research and it’s actual ability to innovate, kept on growing.” says Isabel Quoilin, DGO6’s... [read more]
Evaluation of sustainable policies

[english] Why don’t we assess the executed public policies of our inlands? What is preventing it from happening? Why does it never/hardly ever happen? How could we ensure that the... [read more]

[english] Why don’t we assess the executed public policies of our inlands? What is preventing it from happening? Why does it never/hardly ever happen? How could we ensure that the... [read more]
PJJ - The future of juvenile justice

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Cojardinage/cogardening

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