How to generate new opportunities for employment and for improving the quality of life through the collaborative economy?

Basque Country

Co-innovate, collaborate, peer-to-peer, citizen-producer, are concepts that are bursting onto the scene around a new paradigm: shared resources. This new management and relationship model tends to grow in a context of economic recession, public sector austerity and environmental concerns. It also takes advantage of information technologies and trains people and organisations to distribute, share, and reuse excess capacity in goods and services.

Given this reality, there is a need to rethink traditional management models of businesses, organisations, public administrations and NGOs, and go in search of disruptive models. Cities, meanwhile, also recognise the ability of the collaborative economy to generate a local impact on issues such as employment, territorial cohesion, services for citizens, and efficiency of existing resources in the city.

With this challenge, we search the best emerging innovations based on the paradigm of the collaborative economy in six key areas: goods, food, services, transportation, physical space and money.

Challenge completed
December 2015