ADEME, CSTB, MinesParisTech, SKEMA, Village by CA also participted.
In a global context where the environment is a resource that must be preserved and we are experiencing over-consumption, pollution, scarce energy etc., ecological transition needs to be taken into account on a local level.
As startups are reactive, flexible and expand fast, they are a major vector for this transition. On 11 and 12 October at Sophia-Antipolis (ADEME, CSTB, MinesParisTech, SKEMA, Village by CA), discussions, shared experience and mutual assistance were the order of the day, encouraging training and mutual progress to deal with the challenge of ecological, digital and socially useful transition in SKEMA’s local areas.
This event was a bootcamp, essentially a number of co-construction workshops as well as B2B speed dating sessions.
This first bootcamp held by ADEME and its partners aims to speed up the implementation of the TEEET Transition Energétique, Ecologique et Economique dans les Territoires (energy, ecology and economic transition in local areas - TEEET).
The Bootcamp encouraged interaction between local groups wishing to get involved with innovative companies, start-ups and SMI that have solutions; with big companies, industries and technical centres; with students, researchers and laboratories to take these transformations further. Over two days, participants took up 11 local transition challenges: renewable energy, new mobility, the circular economy, intelligent buildings, waste, sustainable urban planning, low carbon footprint towns etc. These 11 challenges were co-constructed by stakeholders from April to July 2018 in collective intelligence workshops.
The ideas were reworked using effectuation methods developed by SKEMA Business School, one of the partner organisers of the bootcamp, to encourage the emergence of solutions co-constructed with workshop participants. SKEMA professor Dominique Vian also gave a talk entitled “Effectuation, or how to move forward in uncertain situations”.
ADEME (Agence de l'Environnement et de la Maîtrise de l'Energie) helps to set up public policy in the environment, energy and sustainable development.