COM³ pilots: Intercommunale Leiedal and Designregio Kortrijk go further with "Imagineering of Data"
With their pilot activities, COM³ partners Intercommunale Leiedal and Designregio Kortrijk support local authorities and businesses who intend to start using data as a foundation to create new products and services and add value for the region. The pilot entitled "Imagineering of Data" currently includes 16 partners – among them companies, universities, local authorities and a chamber of commerce. In "Imagineering of Data", companies and organisations are invited to work with their own and open data in order to achieve unseen results in the form of a product, service or process that is innovative, socially and economically sustainable.
On 28 October 2021, all partners met for a “blueprinting” workshop. The goal was to brainstorm and reflect on three main topics that were previously identified as relevant for the region and all stakeholders:
- Distribute excess energy locally
- Optimization of space usage
- 2 good 2 go for surplus materials
"Imagineering of Data" partners met for a “blueprinting” workshop on 28 October 2021
WONDER – Kortrijk Creativity Festival - 15.10 – 14.11.2021
The COM³ workshop was part of a larger event, the WONDER – Kortrijk Creativity Festival. For a whole month, from 15.10 to 14.11.2021, wonder and optimism take centre stage in an inspiring trail on the former Van Marcke site - also known as the old De Coene site - in Kortrijk.
During the event, both young design talent and established names worked on a common theme through exhibitions, art installations, workshops, lectures, innovative projects and surprising presentations. The theme of this 2nd edition of WONDER was 'PLEASE, HAVE A SEAT'.
Kris Dekeyzer explains the COM³ pilot the regional companies and policy makers at the WONDER – Kortrijk Creativity Festival on 28 October 2021