Civic innovation network (CIN) is a Brussels-based lab to foster unforeseen collaborations that can tackle the systemic challenges of the city. Our city is full of impactful projects and initiatives and yet we have been unable to harness the desired impact due to disconnection and competitive framework. The journey of CIN started by mapping of these projects and initiatives which lead to sensing of unimagined and unexplored collaborations between different projects. We want to bridge these unimagined potential collaborations between projects that when they work together can have a greater impact on the city, as they simultaneously solve more civic challenges and foster more resilient structures for themselves. We call them Impact Joint Ventures.

“In the last few years several transition actors rose to address the challenges our societies face today. However, if these actors and their projects have served so far as individual trees, now circumstances require us to think in the context of a forest. The challenges mentioned above are systemic in nature and so far we have been applying single enterprise or single sector approach without reflecting on the interdependencies of the complex system. To reach a real impact in the city we require unprecedented collaboration and holistic thinking. Our vision is to push the city of Brussels to innovate at the systems level in order to boost collective well-being and solve local problems in light of global challenges.

Openness, interconnectedness and transparency are the core values that drive civic innovation network and its members.”

Our Support

In 2017, the Lunt Foundation provided a financial support to secure the salary of 3 people within the core team and Guibert del Marmol committed to advice and support them monthly for all the strategical decisions and processes.CIN carried out numerous actions that year. They studied and triggered 15 “impact joint ventures” including more than 50 actors in Brussels.

Our Support

In 2017, the Lunt Foundation provided a financial support to secure the salary of 3 people within the core team and Guibert del Marmol committed to advice and support them monthly for all the strategical decisions and processes.CIN carried out numerous actions that year. They studied and triggered 15 “impact joint ventures” including more than 50 actors in Brussels.