CHALLENGES IN CITIES ARE COMPLEX

Many variables underlie these challenges, the diversity of players is big, citizens often feel disengaged.
Many initiatives fail because of fragile money flow, disconnection, lack of the right resources.
The different actors in cities ask for involvement in the design of solutions.

Solutions rely on many variables; sectors are interlinked, competition comes from everywhere.
Consumers push companies to care about their future and proof their relevance.
Being connected and being part of change is needed to enter upcoming markets.

A NEW FRAMEWORK EXISTS

Innovative initiatives addressing urban challenges pop-up all around cities

We create alliances between complementary projects, companies and governments

With new tools and expertise we help them to build solutions with less resources and more impact…

… to make Brussels a city in which we work and live together, share responsibility and a good quality of life

WHAT WE DO

NEW CITY ANALYSIS

helps governments and companies to transition towards systemic thinking around a topical challenge. We do this by leveraging on the existing data and projects, map stakeholders and projects, conduct expert dialogue, collective intelligence events and produce analytical reports.

COLLABORATIVE ENTREPRENEURSHIP

helps social and civic entrepreneurs to collaborate with other entrepreneurs around an urban challenge and hence be resilient. We do this bringing right actors around the table, co-creation workshops and citizen feedback sessions.

A NOT FOR PROFIT EXPERIMENT

In the autumn of 2016, CIN was instigated by a broad networked team of system experts, and it is supported by mentors from across the world.
It is registered as a non-profit organisation but functions on the principles of a cooperative and a collective.
Today, it is experimenting an open-value accounting system where salaries, shares and decisional weight are influenced by contributions from individuals.
CIN’s revenue streams consists out of funding from philanthropists, and paid missions for governments and private actors.

A BROAD-NETWORKED TEAM

Pierre-Alexandre Klein
Pierre-Alexandre KleinSystems and collaboration expert, Hackistan founder, Sandbox member
Khushboo Balwani
Khushboo BalwaniVision holder and strategic designer, Ouishare connector
Xavier Van Den Bossche
Xavier Van Den BosscheCity analyst and local connector, fablab community builder
Timothée Brès
Timothée BrèsResilience guardian and vision enabler, Nexense founder and Ouishare member
Ellen Anthoni
Ellen AnthoniStoryteller and engagement expert, Sandbox member

LET’S CHAT!

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