curlabs is a collaboration and innovation agency. We work together with our partners and customers to create an inclusive world built by mutual trust and innovation through collaboration. Curiosity and collaboration is the foundation that we build our framework upon and is Centered around an adapted and widened form of the traditional focus-centered hackathon.
To make the events themselves accessible to a wide pool of participants we have made two major adaptions:
All activities take place during office hours.
The theme is set so that any colleague can participate, to make sure that value is delivered
For all ideas, we focus intensely on coaching the idea owners on two aspects: understanding and presenting the fitness of their ideas for others and seeing how their idea plugs into their own ecosystem. All to make sure that they can build the team needed to create something that will be prioritized for implementation.
As a supporting partner in Urban ICT Arena:
Our ambition is to contribute substantially in its 4th layer business models and value creation. We have integrated our framework with the testbed to offer collaborative events nested within its fantastic infrastructure. To cater to different needs and wants, we have divide the events into two different axes: focus and openness.
X-Functional focuses on different functions of your organization working together to make new connections.
Ecosystem takes interdependence to the next level by involving participants from all parts of an industry vertical.
Prototyping is, as the name suggests, focused on bringing new products to life within a specific theme.
The openness levels are:
Open – anyone can participate if they pay the ticket price (or covered by ordering partner)
Closed – A target group is selected by the ordering partner, anyone from that group is encouraged and invited to participate at no cost to the participant.
Super-secret – To enable high disruption, only select individuals are brought in and the entire process is covered by strict NDAs.
Our contribution to the open testbed and co-creation arena will be the in-kind contribution (or discount on events) of at least one collaborative event per year. We are also always available to advise on ways to increase the collaborative courage of your organization.