Coolcrowd arranged its annual project meeting from 12.-13. June in Oslo, hosted by BI and the University of Oslo. The first day started with a general update on the status of the project, followed by short presentations of all work packages. The afternoon became a bit more interactive with a business model workshop led by Natalia Mæhle (HVL). The goal of the workshop was to create first business models in Coolcrowd based on previous findings from WP2.1 and WP2.3. The project participants were divided into four groups and worked with four different business model concepts. The day ended with a discussion about the future work plan and a cosy project dinner for networking in Norway’s capital.

The second day started with an inspiring lecture by guest researcher Dr. Anne Stijkel from COCRATOS International Institute for Inclusive Science in the Netherlands. Anne has a lot of experience with innovative business models in agriculture from the Netherlands, which is very relevant for the further development of the Coolcrowd concept. The project ended the day with a visit to Bidra to learn more about crowdfunding in Norway and Bidra’s work. Bidra is also a participant of the project’s reference group.

The next project meeting is scheduled for October, this time as a climate-friendly alternative on Skype.


Impressions from the workshop…