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FIELDS


We currently work in and on the following fields and levels.

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FIELDS


We currently work in and on the following fields and levels.

URBAN DEVELOPMENT

Growing cities represent a diversity of challenges and are in need for smart solutions. Apart from innovations, different ways of organizing, infrastructural and technical solutions there is also a need for new local democracy. Municipalities are searching for and experimenting with new ways of developing policy and experimenting with co-creating, citizens budget or participative designing of the urban future. We support and facilitate these processes on a tactical and strategic level.

HEALTH CARE

Healthcare systems in most western countries that have been developed in the past have evolved into dissatisfying and unaffordable constructs. Once market mechanisms were introduced as hopeful panacea perverse incitements have become increasingly present. In combination with an unprecedented ageing of population, difficulties in finding sufficient health care professionals, and wildly expensive pharmaceutics we are in need for radical solutions.

ENERGY

The search for alternative energy sources on a local scale is eminent. The influence of government is restricted to information and facilitatingon legal, financial and policy level. But the clock is ticking and our planet is in a hurry.

EDUCATION

Western education is based on reproducing knowledge, critical thinking, analysis and research. Scholars and students are expected to colour inside the lines, there's little room for doing things differently or act outside the system rules. At the same time innovation cannot exist without creativity. This is not about adding extra 'lessons' on creativity, it's about a radical transformation from education as as reproducing and control based system with difficult connections to the outer world towards a learning environment based on trust, individual learning and expression styles, creative thinking and fully embedded in society as a whole.

 

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ORGANIZATIONAL LEVEL


ORGANIZATIONAL LEVEL


CHALLENGING AND LEVELING ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE BY ENGAGEMENT, CO*CREATION, APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY, REDESIGN, AND EXPERIMENTAL SPACES.

 

ENGAGEMENT AND APPRECIATIVE IN DEVELOPMENT

Organization: addiction and living care for clients. Challenge: create a more empowered self directed organization based on a result driven care culture.

Organization: addiction and living care for clients. Challenge: create a more empowered self directed organization based on a result driven care culture. Role: Introducing and actively working on employee empowerment through appreciative inquiry (AI). Keywords: teamwork, result driven, participation, ownership, experimenting, mini-team concept. We organize large scale meetings at all levels, working bottom-up with building trust.

REDESIGN

Organization: health care assurance company. Challenge: start-up of a new and flex work culture. Role: introducing a variety of smart and flexible workplace cultural aspects as a first step in redesigning their office building.


CULTURAL CHANGE

Organization: security force. Challenge: getting more acquainted with creative thinking, co-creating, service management. Role: introducing new views on social innovative organizing, sharing knowledge, and co-create with stakeholders on behalf of their new information management department.  A first step in the process of transformation from a local to a national organization.


We also support start-ups and mentor entrepreneurs. The start-up business is growing and has an increasing innovative impact, particularly in the case of social entrepreneurs.

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URBAN LEVEL


URBAN LEVEL


WORKING ON URBAN development BY making connections between architecture & city developers, people & places, movement & urban INFRASTRUCTURE, nature & the built fabric to a MORE urban human scale centered approach. WE CARE AND LOOK FOR the human dimension of urban design, -planning, eco logistic- and mobility challenges. 

 

PARTICIPATION

Challenge: more participation and co-creation with citizens. Role: developing and facilitating citizen engagement programs, participation processes, and neighbourhood empowerment and renewal.

@URBANHUMANSCALE

is created by us for inspiration and exchange looking at cities from a more human perspective. Join with examples & talks exploring the urban human scale! Go to: @urbanhumanscale

SMART AND ENGAGING CITIES

Think tank role for city innovation agendas and currently developing a dynamic and an engaging City Platform with several partners.

BRIDGING INNOVATION 010

An umbrella term for our activities in the city of Rotterdam to foster/enhance innovation, entrepreneurship and social business.

MOBILITY

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Urban program on behaviour and mobility challenges regarding smart work and commuting in collaboration with local based companies, students and governments.

 

LIVING LEARNING LABS

Challenge: better education, more real life cases, more continuity in learning spaces, and giving back to the city by creating better neighbourhoods. Role: initiator and partner in a research proposal ‘Combining education and long term action research for city labs’.

WEST PRACTICE 

Working with partners on a unique city area M4H and Delfshaven in Rotterdam with the focus on eco-system thinking regarding cross-over, learning, working, living, health, finance, and resilience opportunities. The area is pioneering in next economy practice.

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REGIONAL & CLUSTER LEVEL


REGIONAL & CLUSTER LEVEL


We are aiming at achieving social and sustainable benefits for regions and society as a whole. Successful innovative clusters are magnets for sharing knowledge, co*creating, collaboration, funding, branding, and new business.

 

INNOVATION CLUSTERS

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Waste water clusters - Challenge: creating more value of waste water. Role: co-creation projects and research on the re-use of water and the ‘golden’ extracts: making profit with ‘waste’.

REVENUE MODELS

Landscape preservation - Role: research on non-traditional revenue and business models.

LEARNING PROGRAM

Learning program for innovation cluster advisers - Role: designing and executing the program.

SMART REGION MONITOR

Developing a Smart Region Monitor - Role: research in measuring the underlying factors that increase the capacity of regions to be innovative; factors that mobilize localized creativity into regional innovation. The monitor is aimed at achieving social and sustainable benefits for regions and society as a whole. This means the monitor can be used as an instrument in developing new policies as well in executing policies (e.g. in granting subsidies). 

COLLABORATING NETWORK

HRM network - Role: knowledge partner and fuelling role on social innovation. It's a collaborating network of approximately 50 regional companies and major employers joining their HRM/HRD expertise.

CREATIVE INDUSTRY

Co-positioning regional creative industry and connecting the creative world with business partners challenging innovative crossovers.

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EU LEVEL


EU LEVEL


The financial and economic crisis makes creativity and innovation in general, and social innovation in particular even more important to foster sustainable growth, secure jobs and boost competitiveness - Barroso 

 

QUA BERATUNG

The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the state of North Rhine Westphalia has faced a challenge by creating the instruments ‘Potenzialberatung NRW’ and ‘Bildungcheck NRW’. 

And started the program: 'The quality of consulting processes concerning employability promotion of small and medium sized businesses and their employees – European exchange and comparison'. TSI FOUNDATION was one of the international partners and member of this good practice program.

EUWIN - EUROPEAN WORKPLACE INNOVATION NETWORK

The European Commission in its reinforced EU Industrial Policy has made workplace innovation a priority to boost the competitiveness of our economy. EUWIN will concentrate on the promotion, resourcing, up-scaling and use of the workplace innovation concept in the whole of Europe. TSI FOUNDATION is signatory to the Dortmund-Brussels Position Paper on Workplace Innovation and ambassador for the EUWIN-network. 

RESEARCH PROGRAMS & PARTNERSHIPS

TSI FOUNDATION is in dialogue with several potential partners for several international programs. The MOVABLE^LAB concept opens many ways to engage and to contribute to a more concrete learning space and long term action research.

Partnering in EU proposals in the EUSIL HORIZON 2020 program with Universities, NGO's, Research bodies, Social Enterprises, Associations, SME's, Think Thanks, Policy Planners from EU counties to discover, analyze, connect and upscale social innovation EU.

Also partnering in a proposal ERA-NET Cofund Smart Urban Futures: developing our knowledge of the urban condition and sustainable development through creation and testing of new methods, tools, and technologies required to overcome current economic, social, and environmental challenges. ENSUF is supported by the European Commission and funded under the Horizon 2020 ERA-NET Cofund scheme.

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RESEARCH


RESEARCH


CONTRIBUTING BY RESEARCH IS ONE THING BUT PARALLEL EXPERIMENTING AND LEARNING IS EVEN MORE EXITING. THEREFORE ACTION RESEARCH IS BECOMING INCREASINGLY IMPORTANT AND GAINING IMPACT.

RESEARCH ON URBAN THEMES, VISUALISING DIALOGUE AND DATA, AND URBAN ENGAGEMENT

SOCIAL IMPACT MOVABLE^LAB

The outcomes of the MOVABLE^LAB local and EU activities in terms of solutions, scenarios, useful insights or directions of action will be handed over to the organizations or governments that brought in their challenges. All together this means that there is a multiple level outcome. 



FUTURE OF JOBS RESEARCH)

PROGRAMS & RESEARCH)

RESEARCH FUND

Social innovation is one of the most dynamic, expansive forces in the world today. TSI FOUNDATION Research Fund is an excellent vehicle for pre-proposal efforts and for needed creative explorations. We would like to invite you to fund our research activities and our work with students and researchers. In combination with our collaboration network there will be a more than interesting spin-off for all involved. Please contact us for funding, partnership, for more information, or donate directly:

Donate and follow us | THE SOCIAL INNOVATION RESEARCH FUND


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PROCESS SUPPORT


Consulting and hands-on facilitating in transitions.

PROCESS SUPPORT


Consulting and hands-on facilitating in transitions.

Photo credits: U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Chrissy Best

TSI supports organizations and co-creating partners in designing the transformation processes. We advise and facilitate in all necessary steps and activities, whether it is new democracy, circulair economy, energy transition, health care or educational innovation.

Please contact us for additional info.