Companies as diverse as Danske Bank (largest danish bank), SonyEricsson, Muuse (online fashion) Velux (skylight window manufacturer), Delta (technology company), the Roskilde Festival (largest Scandinavian festival), Topdanmark (insurance company), Nets (online payment), Muuse (online fashion), Kopenhagen Fur (fur & fashion) and Nobia (largest european kitchen manufacturer) are now part of co-society.
The launching event of co-Society-Denmark was held in Copenhagen last week, bringing together leaders of innovation and business professionals from all sectors. Mads Thimmer, Founder of Innovation Lab and Louise Jakobsen, Lead Product at Innovation Lab introduced the concept of co-society as a platform and meeting point for systematic intersections between companies, with the ultimate goal of collaborating to innovate.
Alfons Cornella, president and CEO and founder of co-society in 2010 in Barcelona, explained why the World needs to collaborate across disciplines to compete in a global and increasingly complex scenario.
The participants at the first co-society session in Denmark had the opportunity to “play” in a co-poker game, with the aim of identifying and exchanging assets of each company and combining them to explore new projects and solutions to current challenges.
Over the coming months co-society Denmark will carry out further meetings to systematize collaboration between companies. Exploratory talks are in progress to extend the co-society concept to other countries like Sweden, Holland and Canada. In October 2012 the first co-society international event will be held in Barcelona.
Co-society has completed its first two years: 24 months of intense systematic intersections between different companies, sectors and disciplines. 630 people from 132 organizations have participated in some of the nine co -society meetings held in Barcelona. Over 300 assets were detected among the 38 co-society members so far. It has allowed to establish 80 different connections among companies aimed to explore potential business opportunities.
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