During the 1%EVENT 1%CLUB organized a Global Co-Creation with Labs from all over the world! The concept to join was simple: bring in your own case and work on someone’s else’s case on the 30th of September. Check this blog to meet all the teams and Labs that made this Global Co-Creation a huge success.
Co-Creation is an innovative method to come up with creative solutions in collaboration with other experts. Experts, you’ve never worked with before. 11 teams of experts worked on cases from several developing countries. 5 teams, mainly with experts from Accenture, worked on the Co-Creation cases in Amsterdam.
After the success of the Co-Creation with 2 Labs in 2010, this year the Co-Creation was extended with 6 more Labs! Next to a team in the Nailab in Nairobi, there were also teams co-creating in Cape Town, Buea, Kampala, Cairo, Ramallah, and London.
So what exactly did this intellectual capacity do and came up with an the end of the day?
To improve the quality of their incubation platform and to support their incubatees the NAILAB wants to set up a coaching program. The following question derived from this idea: how do we set up a training/ coaching program for our incubatees and what does it look like?
By who: Amsterdam
Result: A clear setup for a coaching program where incubatees will be divided in different levels: cub, kitten, cheetah. The success lies in the one to one coaching where the mentor cheetah can return/ transfer his or her knowledge to the cubs and kittens.
The challenge of RLABS for the Co-Creation was the following: What would be the most suitable sustainable model that RLabs can apply to the Incubator to ensure its growth and social impact in the lives of the citizens and the community?
By who: Amsterdam
Result: A concrete strategic plan for the upcoming three years. Where the first year is all about learning and simultaneously attracting partners, the second year about further development and the third year about finance that comes from private equity.
ACTIVSPACES – Academia
ActivSpaces is a physical environment that combines the attributes of a shared office, business incubator, classroom, dynamic public space and a members club. They brought in two cases during the Global Co-Creation this year! The first case concerned Academia. Academia is a school management application aimed at easing the running of activities in academic environments. Through some difficulties Academia has not achieved any success yet. Their case focused on the secondary school academic application and what features and strategies should be used to convince people to take on this academic application.
By who: Buea
Result: A comprehensive plan with the main advice to keep it simple and to stick to the basics! In addition, the recommendation to better explain the benefits of Academia to schools en how they can increase efficiency and thus improve the quality of education.
The second case of ActivSpaces is about Bisou. Bisou is an illumination and sound device with an innovative approach to lighting up residential areas and delivering penetrative audio media. The aim is to provide security light sponsored by advertising revenue. Their questions were centered about how they can grow their innovative lighting unit calles ‘Bisou Bisou’ and develop a business model.
By who: Kampala
Result: Team Kampala proposed that Bisou should develop a logo and an identity/ image for the company along with requisite branding. In addition, engage in a partnership with a national content provider to gain leverage through using value added services. And lastly, develop and sustain partnerships and community involvement.
FRUITS OF THOUGHT
Their case was about Facebook Upskill. Considering how much time Ugandans spend on Facebook, Facebook Upskill is a tool meant to help them use that time to enhance their chosen career paths. The challenge for the group co-creators was to develop a Facebook App to help Ugandan craftsmen, to upscale their work skills.
By who: Amsterdam
Result: A design of how the Facebook page should look like and which features should be present, such as tips & tricks, offer & demand, testimonials, accomplishments and an area where the craftsmen can share their expertise and tricks.
HLMC is an Egyptian law firm based in Cairo and Aswan which works in the field of human rights through litigation, campaigns and legal research. For the Co-Creation they came up with a very inspiring and challenging case. How can they make the ‘let’s write our constitution initiative’, a public independent initiative born in the revolution, a reality?
By who: Amsterdam
Result: Clear advices were given to raise awareness on the constitution, one possibility is to work together with an existing network. In addition, it is important to collect all the wishes/ ideas among the people as quickly as possible and rewrite these ideas into ‘easy to explain’ options.
Bazinga! is a startup catalyst that facilitates the process of building a startup in Palestine by providing entrepreneurs with an innovative physical co-working space, an environment of like-minded entrepreneurs, network of mentors and tech gadgets for people to have the platform to develop for. The idea of the project is to create a strategy that will be able to get people involved in any community and engage with others. In this case, they’ll be focusing on a tech community of geeks and tech lovers and developers who have a space available to use and to collaborate on building products.
By who: Cape Town
Result: The advice of team Cape Town is formulated in an online coaching system where people can go to a website, where the skills and expertise of the geeks are listed, and adopt a geek to assist them to make their ideas a reality. The geeks will mentor these individuals and work hand in hand to develop software necessary for their business.
Akvo creates open source web and mobile software and builds networks of skilled partners that can change the way development aid is allocated and reported. Akvo has developed a set of internet and mobile phone tools called Akvo Really Simple Reporting. Their challenge is to get more of the people working for their partners in the field using the system actively. In other words, making regular status updates on projects, posting pictures, videos and other relevant items. Their main question for the Co-Creation was: what training materials are needed to make our partners familiar with Really Simple Reporting?
By who: Buea
Result: The team in Buea designed a simple PowerPoint that explains why, where and how to update for Akvo.org. They also have documented suggestions for how to keep the platform engaging.
TEXT TO CHANGE
Text to Change (TTC) combines the increasing growth of mobile telephony with the need for better healthcare projects, innovative education, economic development and transparency. What they aimed to develop together in the Co-Creation is a simple and efficient process to convert results from their projects into comprehensive and visually attractive reports.
By who: Nairobi
Result: NAILAB designed a clear pipeline for TTC how to filter the results of their projects.
Butterfly Works work in emerging economies because they believe in undiscovered potential. Through serious media, social branding and experiential learning they share knowledge, trigger creativity and build sustainable businesses. During the 1%EVENT Co-Creation Butterfly Works asked Ramallah the question how their GetH2O game would work in Palestine?
By who: Ramallah
Result: Ramallah advised to change the goal of the game in Palestine to a more concrete approach to use the game to learn communities how to protect their land and olive trees.
HIRDA, Himilio and Relief Development Association, is an international development and non-profit organization which is focused on working together with others in finding and making sustainable solutions to the problems that exist in Somalia. HIRDA’s intention is to create a campaign which will bring back the attention of the public to the practice of FGM with the end-result to eradicate FGM. For the Co-Creation they asked London to brainstorm on how they can create a new effective FGM campaign strategy?
By who: London
Result: London came up with a concrete theme for the campaign: ‘Proud to Be’. The campaign has the intention to reverse the sense of pride culturally associated with FGM and to reinforce positive messages and encourage communities to take pride in not practicing FGM.
GLOBAL CO-CREATION 2011 WAS A HUGE SUCCES!
With all these concrete results the LABS and organizations can start to implement the plans immediately! We’ve noticed that the atmosphere in the LABS during the Co-Creations was very energetic and enthusiastic, the team in Kampala even made a song! How cool is that?
Enough reason to do it again, maybe next year, maybe earlier…