from April to July 2020

Co-creating future proof solutions for people and business beyond COVID-19.

The impact of Covid-19 on our society will mark our lives forever. In just a few days, it has disrupted our ways of living, working, consuming and interacting with each other.

Companies, as economic players in society, have crucial responsibilities in this context: to tackle the confinement situation the best way possible through solidarity and concern, and to ensure we are equipped and prepared to relaunch economic activities post-crisis.

The “rules of the game” in the post-pandemic society are not clear yet. In order to plan the future, there is a real need for collaboration on this major issue.

3 Thematic Pillars.

Co.Station wishes to assemble 20 companies cross-industry around 3 pillars to jointly work on cases and learnings to be implemented in the post-pandemic society:

Sense Sensei

What is the purpose of our companies and in the end the workers?

The organisations that align their efforts around shared visions, missions, ambitions and values with their workers, will be able to generate a positive systemic impact. These organisations, whether they are private or public, will experience higher engagement of their workers, which in turn will trigger effort, motivation and performance.

Macroeconomic Ninja

What are the roles of the private and public authorities?

One expects now from governments: maintain the purchasing power; protect the treasury of the companies; ensure the supply of basic needs, and guarantee access to a functioning health system.

But, what are the responsibilities that corporates are willing to take over to share the increasing burden of governments to overcome this crisis?

Digital Shinobi

What is the impact of digitalisation on the ways of working and leadership?

COVID-19 is becoming the accelerator for one of the greatest digital workplace transformations.

Need to accommodate new working processes and new digital and soft skills.

Also, the massive increase in unemployment will force organisations (public and private) to be creative in creating jobs and developing new skills.

5-Steps program.

Based on the proven ecosystem methodology of Co.Station, the program will be composed of 5 steps in a timeframe of 3 months within 6 half-day digital sessions.

Scouting cross-industry

From April 20 to May 20

Deep diving on major learnings and problem statements

May 26 & June 4
8:30am – 13:00pm

Ideating in multi-company team digital work sessions

June 11 & 18
8:30am – 13:00pm

Solutions and Actionnables

June 25 & July 2
8:30am – 13:00pm

Co-creating a joint pact

From July 3 to July 15

The ecosystem members.

Co.Station’s Innovation Council representatives

Governance board:

BNP Paribas Fortis, Proximus, SD Worx, USG people, Accenture, Leyton, Cresco, Microsoft.

Large and mid-size companies

Active members:

Participate in the ideation and in the design of solutions.

Startups and micro-enterprises

Contributors:

to share feedback and learnings on how they faced the crisis and on how to adapt to get out of it.

Thematic experts and influencers

Knowledge partners

to bring thought leadership and expertise in the work sessions.

Thought Leaders.

A purpose-driven organisation builds dedicated and loyal teams, striving to deliver high-quality products and services – not because they need to, but because they WANT to.

Karen Boers

CEO of BeCode.org

The Great Lockdown will change everything. Let’s look for ways in which we can grow and prosper in this New Normal.
Peter De Keyzer

Managing Partner - Founder of Growth Inc.

“Those businesses that do well by doing good are the ones that will thrive in the coming decades. Those focusing solely on profit maximisation will not be around for long ” Richard Branson, Screw business as usual
 
Guibert Del Marmol

Co-Founder of Lunt Foundation

The Covid-crisis reshapes our perspective about job purpose and skills acquisition. Now is the time to rethink our job market and give the right skills for the next decade to the citizens who need these.
Laurent Hublet,

Co-Founder & Managing Director of BeCentral

Diversity is not a challenge for tomorrow, it is a reality today. A successful post-covid approach is an inclusive one, taking into account the interests and voices of all, regardless of gender, age, expertise, ethnicity or background. We are all in this together. Let’s figure out how we turn this crisis into a growth opportunity together.

Elke Jeurissen

Entrepreneur, community architect, author

While the Covid crisis has hit hard, we must not be blind for the many opportunities that present themselves as the world adjusts to the new normal. Organisations who double down on their why and move swiftly will come out on top. Necessity breeds innovation and fortune favors the bold!

Youssef Kobo

Director of A Seat At The Table

This ecosystem aims to.

  • Play a key role in the economic landscape of the post-pandemic era
  • Make a contribution to society
  • Contribute to the new digital workplace transformations
  • Inspire you on how to create a digital workforce
  • Bring solutions to startups & small enterprises
  • Endorse a collective co.responsibility pact

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