[tacsi] Adelaide, Australia
Australia is faced with a range of social problems, such as discrimination against indigenous Australians, an aging population and family issues. tacsi received a donation of six million dollars from the government of South Australia to facilitate social innovation initiatives.
[Essent (An RWE company)] s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
As other energy companies racked their brains for ways to stand out from the competition, Dutch giant Essent decided that its competitive advantage would come from employees’ individuality.
[Royal Dutch Shell] Amsterdam, Netherlands
Global energy company, Royal Dutch Shell, used its unique ‘scenario planning’ concept to prepare for the 1970s oil crisis, and came through unscathed.
[NDSM] Amsterdam, Netherlands
Autonomy and joint effort among creators, corporations and council nourish the new cultural magnet in the Amsterdam North.
[Waag Society] Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nieuwmarkt Square in central Amsterdam is a well-known tourist attraction and market venue. It’s also the place to find programmes that connect citizens with cutting edge technology.
[Spaces] Amsterdam, Netherlands
Spaces’ concept is the office as a service, and judging from its 4 Dutch locations and plans for overseas expansion, the concept works.
[Seats2meet.com] Utrecht, Amsterdam Netherlands
Leveraging its free co-working space principle, S2M has expanded to 77 locations across the Netherlands. Among users, knowledge is the currency of choice.
Acting as a bridge between the government and its citizens, a strategic organization drives Taipei towards becoming a smart city
[Taipei Smart City PMO] Taipei, Taiwan
In recent years, as Taipei has pushed hard toward becoming a smarter city, one organization is working to accelerate government action. This organization, called Taipei Smart City PMO (Taipei Project Management Office, hereinafter TPMO), was established in March 2016.
[NHN Entertainment] Seoul, Republic of Korea
The creativity to produce major hits comes from respect for the lifestyles of a variety of talented people. More than other companies, the world’s largest game company focuses on the individual.
[Seoul Creative Lab] Seoul, Republic of Korea
The Seoul Creative Lab in Seoul, Korea, is a educational institution open to all the public—anyone can join in. A year after its opening, some 10,000 people have used this space.
[id KAIST] Daejeon, Republic of Korea
The KAIST building is rather old, having been built in 1970. Renovation made for a space where students were encouraged to interact.
[Asiance] Seoul, Republic of Korea
A partner of the renowned global companies promoting Korea’s growth. An office producing digital innovation, in the Jeong-dong area where traditional Seoul lives on.
[Singtel Callcentre] Singapore
The transformation of SingTel’s work style was not limited to its digital departments. The redesign of the call center office environment is one example.
[Singtel Comcentre] Singapore
A young startup combining a traditional telecommunications carrier and innovative digital business. How is it that these people with contrasting work styles are together in the same office?
[The Co] Singapore
A coworking space in Singapore, with 80 percent of its tenants international companies. The community created here continues to expand outside the space as well.
[GSK] Philadelphia, USA
GSK has eliminated a way of working that is protected by the tough security common in the industry, and created a freer relationship both inside and outside the company and a more open working style. However, this was not born from idealistic thinking but through realistic discussions about results.
[Continuum] Boston, USA
Continuum: a consulting firm that understands customer issues, designs a strategy with a new point of view, and then creates a prototype from the seeds of that idea.
[Tumblr] New York, USA
It has been six years since the business began in 2007. Tumblr has since grown to be a service beloved around the world. It is an SNS in which photos, illustrations and other materials give a real sense about the bloggers; behind this is a connection between employees and the SNS community, and the presence of a unifying culture.
[Knotel] New York, USA
Although WeWork is all too famous for being the co-working space that represents New York, another company with a fresh approach has been gathering attention recently. Knotel was born in 2015, and today it has grown to over 40 locations in New York, San Francisco, and London.
[Squarespace] New York, USA
Squarespace has been praised for allowing its users to create websites of simple yet sophisticated designs. The company began when the Squarespace platform was launched back in 2004. Since then, it has grown to become a major company with around 2 million paying customers worldwide.