No companies possess the ability to act alone. Governments are partnering up with companies, and companies are working with public services. To enable new and innovative solutions companies need to open up innovation processes and to combine knowledge on a global scale. You do not move forward by just doing ‘business as usual’.
The four Danish Companies Sticks'n'Sushi, ME-FA, KPMG and Coloplast are in December 2009 each attending a co-creation workshop. The main objective of the co-creation workshops is to show and try out how the companies can use co-creation as a mindset and as a new form of innovation. In order to give the companies a better understanding of how to work with co-creation, each company defines a challenge that will serve as a platform for creating new solutions and for enabling new ways of collaboration within the companies.
Knowledge, experiences, tools and methods from each workshop will be posted on this site in December 2009.
Coloplast develops products and services that make life easier for people with very personal and private medical conditions. Working closely with the people who use our products, we create solutions that are sensitive to their special needs. We call this intimate healthcare. Our business includes ostomy care, urology and continence care, and wound and skin care. We operate globally and employ more than 7,000 people.
ME-FA develops, manufactures and markets metal, steel and plastic mailboxes and mailbox systems. ME-FA was founded in 1969, and is today Scandinavia's biggest manufacturer and the market leader within both the private market and the professional market.
ME-FA has a vision that the customers have a total experience, and mailboxes are either designed at ME-FA design centre or in collaboration with renowned industrial designers and architects.
KPMG is a market leading provider of audit and advisory services, and employ more than 1,600 people in 25 offices located all over Denmark. KPMG are a part of the global KPMG network of audit and advisory firms, which is represented in 144 countries all over the world.
KPMG offers a broad array of audit, tax and advisory services and today and is specialized in both small, medium- and large-sized companies and organizations in the public as well as in the private sector, globally as well as in Denmark.
Sticks’n’Sushi opened on 22nd of March 1994 at 59 Nansensgade and was one of the very first restaurants in Copenhagen to specialize in sushi and yakitori sticks, served in modern designer premises. The founders were Jens Rahbek Hansen, Thor Andersen and Kim Rahbek Hansen.
Now we have more than 300 employees and nine addresses in the Copenhagen area. We have always had ambitions of growing and our 1993 statement of vision and mission still holds. Also see “Mission” and “Vision”. In 1996 we opened our first takeaway at 47 Nansensgade, where for the first time we combined a restaurant and takeaway on the same premises.