As independent consultant, I inspire, motivate and associate private companies, public authorities and
The results are in most cases new
business opportunities for existing products / services, related to ecology,
economy and society, which are my 3 major points of attention.
Below you can find some reference
cases where I had a prominent impact in the process. If you would
have any more questions, please let me know so I can send you more information.
Manager Innovation & design Euregio October '13 - December '15 http://www.i-d-e.be
Province Limburg - Director economics - Bruno Bamps
IDE, Innovation & Design Euregio facilitates the collaboration of designers, companies en researchers in design-innovation projects. Based on design research, these projects lead to creations of new business opportunities which in turn result in invaluable, unique products and services that focus on the user while remaining sustainable, user-friendly, competitive and appealing. IDE is a collaborative policy that involves a coordinated approach aimed at both strengthening Limburg's creative economy and stimulating companies to get innovative through design. The partners in this initiative include: the province of Limburg (economics department and culture platform for design), the city of Genk and the city of Hasselt , the MAD-faculty (KHLim and PXL) and Hasselt University. IDE is a regional hub of the umbrella network know as Design Platform Flanders. http://www.designplatformvlaanderen.be
C2C network http://www.c2cn.eu
Walter Temps – OVAM
The C2C network brings together EU
regions to share and capitalize on regional good practice in implementing C2C
principles in relation to waste prevention and management, and do so by
producing sustainable solutions, economic development opportunities and social
My assignment was to link different
cases and different countries with the goal to improve the cooperation.
I joined the European delegation in Graz,
Midterm Conference C2CN as specialist in 2011
Designcoach Humin http://www.humin.be/nl/projecten/Humin.html
City Genk – City Kortrijk
Humin is an initiative from the City of
Genk/C-Mine, Design Region Kortrijk and Flanders In Shape which is supporting
entrepreneurs by creating a competitive advantage by “people centered
Innovation from and for the end-user.
I coached 2 companies within
the last Humin Project :
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1. Burocad printing creativity http://www.burocad.be
Mieke Neven CEO: +3211 61 11 48
Burocad is a digital printing company which employs 22 people in the Limburg region. Burocad has always been a pioneer in digital printing techniques and an innovative player in the market.
Driven by the entrepreneurial spirit of the new CEO Mieke Neven, the company wants to implement their knowledge into new markets, new clients.
I am currently working out a new business for Burocad, focused on products and services which generate extra value compared to the regular digital printing by entering new markets, which is creating a leverage effect for Burocad.
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2. GPS – time: http://www.gps-time.be
Roger Lambie – Kristof Lambie - Sanne Lambie - Owner
GPS is supplier of time-registration
and started in 1987.
This company positioned itself in the
market as an early-adaptor for PC related time-registration applications.
As a result, GPS entered the market
with a competitive price-setting and
Was able to build up a nice client
In a later stage, GPS integrated other
tools like access control and camera surveillance. These tools were developed
based on market demands, GPS is built up from market demand.
In a time span of 25 years, GPS has
grown from a small company into the number 5 in their market and is currently
the only family-owned company of this size and rank in their
On the eve of transferring the company
to the next generation and to enable GPS to grow in the sector, we are now
introducing the possibility to re-position the company by bringing the focus
from control to comfort.
In order to put highlight this new
comfort idea in the company, a new division has been set up.
We successfully made an evolution from
pure time-registration and control on work-hours to a positive and optimized
realization of “me-time”.
Leasing of Comfort – Jaga –Ovam
– Plan C: http://www.jaga.be/Default.aspx
Jaga: Jan Kriekels CEO
Ovam-Plan C: Walter Temps
Jaga NV is a producer of radiators,
particularly known for energy efficient convectors and design radiators. Jaga
NV has a turnover of 70m Euros and numbers 500 staff members.
Economical and ecological changing behavior
makes it clear that the current core business – manufacturing and selling
radiators – is in danger.
With the project “comfort leasing” we
want to offer families and households the opportunity to have the best possible
comfort by working with a third party payment system.
The aim is to make a transition from a
purely product driven business model to a service inspired business model so
families can optimize, ecology wise, their homes without having to make big
A basic/first level “comfort leasing”
can be put into the market in a very short time, without impediment for the
target groups and still generate profit for jaga to finance the needed
growth, by making Jaga/Greenforce supplier of a “total comfort concept”,
based on sustainable integration.
For this this new service, we have
started up a new company: Open Greenforce NV
Director: Jan kriekels.
The project has been taken in the work
group PlanC from OVAM
During the last years, we already have
given lectures, worked on policy reports, also on political level.
Motivating private companies and public
authorities to start thinking in a different way has been a very exciting but
also very exhausting learning process, full of obstacles, fear-to-change from
both employees as employers, unions and regulations.
Uchronia Community – Jaga http://www.uchronians.org
Jan kriekels CEO Jaga en mastermind of
Jan Kriekels, CEO Jaga and founder of
Uchronia is an open platform which has
the aim to link:
Ecology – Economy – Creativity – Philosophy
Working together is the core message.
Uchronia works on 4 majors ; Ecology,
Art, Simulation and Experience.
Uchronia Community kick off was on the
Burning Man Festival in 2006, where we built in the Nevada desert the
largest art project ever.
I was part of the building team and
after the Festival launched the Community online and offline.
Burocad & Materialsource http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=20dd52eb682e85342d6c4bc86&id=a7e58e3a98
We strongly believe in working together to achieve a higher level. We're proud to show you some pictures of the interactive exhibition "experimental concrete" @artitect@work with Materialsource - Burocad printing creativity and FEBE