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We are passionate about collaborative innovation. We combine (social) innovation management, research and advisory, service engineering, culture and event management, impact measurement, communication strategies, political advisory as well as business and territorrial strategic management expertise. We work very closely with our clients to co-design and co-run their collaborative innovation projects. Typically, we get involved very early in the process, helping you set up the collaboration process framework including the common vision, and then actively co-create the design of the collaborative innovation methodology and process, stakeholder management, collaboration approaches, progress monitoring, impact measurement and participation promotion. While we are very hands-on in our work, you can be sure to work with a proven science-based approach. We have worked with and for the government, mutinationals, SMEs, academia, NGOs as well as local, regional, national and European public authorities. Most importantly, we have run well-received collaborative innovation processes including internationally acclaimed innovation labs ourselves. Our work has been featured in the national and international media and qualified as international best practice for citizen innovation.
As the co-founding partners, we design and manage each project on strategic level and closely supervise its execution. We collaborate closely with a network of trusted partners including a dozen of professional freelance facilitators, as well as communication agencies, event managers and catering companies so that we can seamlessly deliver large-scale projects for up to hundreds of participants.
Lidia Gryszkiewicz, PhD
Lidia holds a PhD in innovation management from Louvain Academy (Belgium), a Master in International Business from Maastricht University (The Netherlands) and a Master in Management and Strategy from University of Lodz (Poland). She has completed the Creating Shared Value programme at Harvard Business School, led by Michael Porter. She has advised private and public clients as strategy consultant with Arthur D. Little, a global advisory firm, and run strategic projects for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Amsterdam. She has worked as a researcher for Service Engineering with Impact at Luxembourg Institute of Science & Technology and collaborated with universities of Oxford, London and UCL on collaborative change-making, crowdsourcing, open innovation and collective creativity topics, with special focus on innovation labs and hubs. Her work has been featured in outlets including Stanford Social Innovation Review and Forbes, and she is a regular speaker at international conferences. Lidia serves as an advisor of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community in Luxembourg, is a global advisory board member for the Participatory City initiative in London, a national Luxembourg delegate to CEN & ISO committees on innovation management standards, a co-founder of global Entrepreneurial Spaces and Collectivities network, and a guest lecturer at the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Master at University of Luxembourg. She is a member of ISPIM (International Society for Professional Innovation Management), Collective Impact Forum and a Founder Institute mentor. She regularly advises the European Commission as expert on the topics of SME support, innovation, co-creation and entrepreneurship. She has also been contracted as expert by the Slovak Government to advise on multi-million funding decisions in their national innovation programme. Lidia has led international teams in several countries throughout her career.
Giny holds a Master in Political Science from the Institute of Political Science – University Louis Pasteur Strasbourg, a Bachelor degree in cultural management from IUP Nîmes – University of Montpellier, a certificate in territorial development from the Observatory of Cultural Policies in Grenoble and a Design Thinking and Open Innovation moderator’s certificate from the Lorenzo Academy in Berlin. She specialized in territorial analysis and development, innovation management, strategic concept development, project planning and management. As former district manager, Giny designed and implemented urban management and territorial development strategies with strong focus on collaborative human centred approaches and working methods. She co-designed and implemented Quartier Stuff, the first citizen social innovation lab nationally and internationally qualified as best practice by experts in urban design, economic development, social innovation and cradle to cradle. Giny serves as national advisor regarding the elaboration of participatory processes and sustainable social impact concepts aiming to promote social cohesion. Former head of the minister’s office and spokeswoman of the Minister of Culture, she, inter alia, supervised and monitored the implementation of national strategies and projects of great national interest. During her career, Giny designed and implemented positioning and marketing strategies for local, regional and national bodies. She furthermore serves as member of the first European Innovation Council SME Jury at the European Commission.
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