Maakleerplek — Open workplace for creative entrepreneurs
Maakleerplek roughly translates to make-learn-place. It’s an open workspace in the Belgian city of Leuven where schools, companies, creatives and citizens can meet up, share space and materials, make things, and learn from each other.
Maakleerplek — Turning sustainability
ambitions into actions
The city of Leuven collaborated with switchrs to set up and facilitate the process where we guided +20 stakeholders in creating a shared vision and business model.
How can we co-create a shared vision for maakleerplek with +20 different stakeholders?
Can we develop a common business model that leaves enough room for individual autonomy?
How can we create a solid financial model where everyone contributes according to their ability?
What our client says
Coordinator maakleerplek – City of Leuven
In an online co-creation process, we used a DIY approach with tools and templates for smaller groups to fill in themselves, and brought the results of these individual steps together in bigger online workshops where the common ground between all companies and ideas was further established.
Keeping in sight the different agenda’s, timings and challenges.
Together with all the stakeholders we managed to create a shared vision and intention agreement on which they are building further. After co-developing the business model and financial planning, switchrs also helped the different stakeholders in choosing the best legal structures to concretize the ambitions, and solidify the partnerships.
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Our circular cases
Filou & Friends is a Belgian fashion brand focussed on designing and producing beautiful, playful, and quality apparel for children age 0 – 10 years old.
In order to keep pushing their position as frontrunner in the industry, Filou is exploring what it means to be fashion proof, play proof, and future proof now and in the coming years. Making a positive impact on kids, their families, and our planet.