A START UP WITH AN OLD HISTORY
A NEW INNOVATION LAB & DIGITAL CONSULTANCY WITH AN OLD HISTORY
InnoGage is a dynamic and truly European International Innovation Lab & Digital Consultancy that found its origins in a rich history, valuable know-how and large network of international partners that define the transformational agenda and pioneer Open Government across Europe.
In 2004, Daniel VAN LERBERGHE and Hubert FABRE founded POLITECH INSTITUTE the sole European Centre of Political Technologies in Brussels, Capital of Europe, with a pan-European vision in the converging domains of Political Technologies and developed a neutral framework to encourage exchange, dialogue and collaboration between public institutions, international institutions, governments, regional and local authorities, universities, research centres, think tanks, civil society and political leaders with technology actors for a better use of ICT towards the advancement of modern public governance and democracy.
In December 2010, POLITECH INSTITUTE was successfully integrated to Fondation EurActiv. PoliTech brought to Fondation EurActiv PoliTech its rich know-how in public and civil society innovation to the media world.
In April 2015, Daniel and Hubert founded InnoGage bridging an Innovation lab with a digital consultancy to turn upside down innovative concepts and services to empower people, organisations, media and governments to co-create tomorrow’s world.
YES WE CAN: The TRANSFORMATIONAL REVOLUTION & YOU
The 21st century is witnessing fundamental social and economical changes that are transforming the ways we interact, communicate, provide services, govern and live. Innovation and Information and communication technologies have opened new horizons and created opportunities to revolutionize our cities, our mobility and our economy, while important social and political changes have influenced the processes of our modern knowledge-based societies. The rapid evolution of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) gave birth to an interconnected world and a new form of ‘collective intelligence’: YESTERDAY - WEB 1.0, TODAY - WEB 2.0 with the emergence of social media and Big data and TOMORROW - WEB 3.0 with the Internet of Things becoming an everyday reality.
ICT, Internet and Social Media are changing the way we live, travel, consume and produce thanks to a faster, personalised and multi-dimentional information flow: Today, we can already buy, ask questions, compare, meet, save time and use services tailored to our life style and needs in one click. Therefore, thanks to more connected urban networks, we can save energy and raw materials because we are better informed and aware of the challenges we are collectively and individually facing.
LET'S CO-CREATE TOGETHER TOMORROW'S WORLD
Everyone is participating in the creation of this information to share with others in an unprecedented free trading system. Today, we are more likely to use services than to possess goods - i.e. Car pooling and car sharing … The sharing economy and collective intelligence are emerging and inviting cities, countries and media to find new economic and service models closer to the citizens and businesses. Information Society has enabled the birth of a new environment of human interactions at a global scale, while co-creating the tools to master it and to co-design the services that are empowering its users.
FOR ANYONE, ANYWHERE, AT ANYTIME
InnoGage provides answers to these challenges and needs by co-creating innovative products, by co-designing services and new business models and by co-developing communication strategy for Anyone, Anywhere, at Anytime. Therefore, innovate and consult go hands in hands in our philosophy to better serve our customers, may they be public agencies, cities, governments, media or any organisation striving to overcome the challenges of the 21st century and reinvent politics, governance and communication in Cyberspace.