Backed by the Institut bruxellois pour la recherche scientifique (Innoviris), the Co-Create program is founded on participative research and societal innovation about urban resilience.

Co-Create supports three-years projects proposing societal innovations that adress Brussels' challenges.

Call 2018

Voisins d'Énergie

The Voisins d’énergie project (‘Energy Neighbours’) brings together residents of a neighbourhood in order to produce energy and consume as much of their own production as possible.
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Call 2017


ALTERNATIVES MUT looks into the identity and sustainability of transitional initiatives launched by citizen groups, such as community gardens, food purchasing groups, alternative currencies, etc.
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Project CAMIM is focused on support services for migrants in the Brussels-Capital Region, and on the sustainable integration of migrants in Brussels.
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Project VALUEBUGS aims to develop a composting method based on larvae from the black soldier fly: this protein-rich insect could be fed to urban livestock (e.g. chicken and fish), recreating a food chain within the city.
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Call 2016


Project Brusseau invites residents, in collaboration with researchers and players on the ground, to develop a diagnosis and offer potential solutions to reduce risks of flooding in Brussels.
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Project CitizenDev proposes a new approach to urban development, with a view to reintegrating socially vulnerable persons, identifying new ways to cooperate, and reconciling strong social security with ‘peer to peer’ solidarity.
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(E)Change Bruxelles

Citizen-led project (E)Change Bruxelles aims to create and support a wide range of innovative tools that will contribute to building a sustainable and solidarity-based economy.
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Project PHOSPHORE studies how to create a consistent and ecological system for organic waste management in the Brussels-Capital Region, where nearly 80% of waste is incinerated. This is a wasted opportunity to produce valuable gas or fertiliser, especially at a time when farmland is increasingly poor and urban horticulture is experiencing significant growth.
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Project REREB examines and questions the resilience of retail activity in Brussels, taking into account disruption and crisis factors that retailers face, as well as vulnerability and resilience factors. Its goal is to collaboratively build strategies and solutions to tackle these challenges.
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Project WIM studies whether the management of wood as a material could be improved by having it reappropriated by the local community, resulting in increased social cohesion in the Heyvaert neighbourhood (Molenbeek). The goal of WIM (Wood in Molenbeek) is to build resilience in the neighbourhood by founding a creative and productive Living Lab in collaboration with the area’s residents.
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Updated on January 14, 2020