the creative process in the

the innovation
camp


Our Innovation Camp is an extreme co-creation event format which blends strategic design, prototyping, co-making and co-living.During 5 full weeks from August 15th to September 20th, we will unite 100+ makers, designers, engineers and social innovators in an ancient French castle, to create a proof of concept for a sustainable tomorrow.

 

OPEN SOURCE PRODUCTS FOR SUSTAINABLE LIVING

12 BOLD PROJECTS

Among almost 200 applications to our international call for projects, we have picked the 12 most promising open projects in the areas of energy, housing, food, mobility and communications

 

5 WEEKS OF CO-MAKING AND CO-LIVING IN AN OLD FRENCH CASTLE

CONDENSE TIME AND SPACE

Temporary stepping out of normal life allows to sole focus on the projects: speeding up and amplifying the design and development processes collaboratively, while exploring the intersections of the projects at the same time.

 

THE TYPICAL SETUP OF A MODERN FAB LAB, AND MORE

ALL THE TOOLS YOU NEED

The castle will be equipped with all the tooling, machinery and materials required for product development, ranging from digital fabrication to modelling and drawing, to wood and metal workshops to an on-site electronics shop

 

50+ WORLD-CLASS MENTORS AND SUPPORTERS

A DREAM TEAM TO WORK WITH

A handpicked selection of talented individuals, joining us from a few hours to a few weeks, to help bring projects to the next level. check out the current list and if you think you can help: our call for team & tools is open!

 

THE RIGHT BALANCE BETWEEN FACILITATION AND SELF-ORGANIZATION

A UNIQUE CREATIVE PROCESS

The camp structure aims to foster and support the creative process with various session formats and periodic rituals. From worksessions to campfire chats, mentoring sessions, p2p learnings, daily and weekly retrospectives, reality checks with external sparring partners, candlelight dinners in the woods, to partying to some fine Berlin electro tunes, we will try to support our teams to make the most out of their time together.