Program

co.building delivers concrete solutions in 1 year through co-creation with 21 companies and 15 experts

co.building starts on February 25th, 2021

Program highlights

90%

of the Belgian companies will implement remote working solutions post Covid-19, reshaping the function of office buildings

74%

of the energy consumption comes from the residential and office sector in Brussels

330 billion Euros

are needed to meet the renovation targets of 2050

At co.building, we want to create building solutions that are safe, liveable, healthy, cost-effective, whilst achieving climate targets and environmental, economic and social benefits.

All companies on board of co.building strongly believe in innovation through collaboration. Our dedicated ecosystem is an opportunity to build bridges amongst key-players in the built environment and to create a common vision driven by sustainability and technology.

Our result-oriented program leads to sustainable citizen-centric & smart building solutions.

The program leads to 5 novel ideas of which 3 are chosen for prototyping, with extensive market validation. At the end of the program, the ecosystem launches start-ups, joint ventures or IP on the market. The 1-year co.building program follows Nova Reperta Innovation’s proven methodology inspired by open innovation, co-creation and agile.

1

Scouting

From founders to members & challenges

2

Ideation

From a challenge to solutions

3

Prototyping

From solutions to prototype

Phase 1

Scouting

From Founders to members & challenges

co.building meticulously searches for the perfect start-ups, scale ups and corporates to join the program.

Results

  • Found 36 different members and experts that can provide value to co.building
  • 5 complementary teams working on a challenge

Phase 2

Ideation

From a challenge to solutions

During 12 facilitated ideation workshops over a period of 4 months, 5 multi-company teams will generate ideas and validate them on different levels

Results

  • Detailed value proposition & business model
  • Feasibility checked: market, business and technical assumptions tested
  • Validations with end-user
  • Return for stakeholders thoroughly estimated
  • Reviewed by a panel of industry and academic experts
  • Thorough view on how to leverage ecosystem assets to realize the use-case
  • Positive impact on health/ environment
  • Marketable value estimated & ready for prototyping development

Phase 3

Prototyping

From solutions to prototype

3 cross-company groups will further develop their business case into a prototype during 5 to 7 months of development cycles following scrum sprints and demo. A skilled scrum coach guides the group throughout the process.

Results

  • Validated hypotheses about the market, business and technical aspects
  • Minimal viable product or service that passed through multiple development iteration
  • Built using the Agile approach
  • Prototype teams are prepared for an investor pitch
  • IP scenario where each participating company of a team is respected
Founded by:
Befimmo
BNP

Operated by:

Co.Station