Lesson learned n°1 : Awareness and involvement of all stakeholders is almost as important as monitoring a building.


THE4BEES project is based on an inclusive collaborative approach traditionally addressed as open innovation. More specifically it introduces Co-creation labs, a form of labs evolving from the Living Labs methodology.

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Within THE4BEES project the “co-creation labs” term is used as a place, where co-creation is implemented. Co-creation follows general method (PLEASS method) and is more specified in each region’s CCLab plans – served as an action plans. Co-creation labs should therefore be understood as an open-innovation arena, where inclusive activities from all technical work packages will take place.

Co-creation labs (CCLabs) are established in each of 7 pilot regions:
    •    Piedmont, Alpine Huts and Lodges in Susa/Chisone Valleys, Managers/Tourists/Students
    •    Lombardy, Social Houses in Sondrio, Tenants/Building Managers
    •    Rhone-Alpes, High Schools, Teachers/Students
    •    Salzburg, High Schools, Teachers/Students
    •    Savinjska, Saleska and Koroska, High School in Velenje, Teachers/Students
    •    Fribourg, BlueFactory Co-working space, startuppers/researchers
    •    Baden-Wuerttemberg, Factories in BWCON cluster, Managers/Employees.
CCLabs should be understood as an organizational form using the same principles and building upon the same methodological guidelines, but they differ one from another due to the different content and stakeholder reality, as well as the different groups they are addressing.
The proposed methodological guidelines helps the CCLabs to prepare their individual Action plan (CCLabs Plan D.3.1.2), where each co-creation reality is addressed more specifically. The Action plans serves as roadmaps for working with target groups and achieve project results.