In our last Co-Session of the season 2016-2017 we were in a new space of our own. What better occasion than the opening of our new premises to dedicate this Co-Session to the subject of spaces for innovation?
Accomplishing efficient and productive collaboration could be considered an Art. But we should also approach collaboration as a Science as new research and empirical discoveries are realized in areas such as neuropsychology, human behavior or group dynamics.
B2B initiatives of the sharing economy may not be as well known as B2C’s, but some analysts consider the real power of peer-to-peer exchange may be found in B2B transactions, as businesses could better leverage the potential financial and operational benefits of jumping on the sharing economy bandwagon.
As most of innovations, urban innovation is also still done in isolation too often. The Urban Innovation Centre of London was created based on the idea that to overcome the challenges of future cities it is crucial to make room to collaborate in unusual ways. This part-government-funded organization aims to bring together different players and knowledges to solve the problems that cities face and make them a better places to live.
Innovative collaboration groups between freelancers leverage not just common co-working spaces. New Zealand’s Enspiral represents a new inspiring level of collaboration and community for the growing number of this kind of professionals fighting against isolation and economic uncertainty.