Urban density, population aging, energy transition and other environmental issues are all factors that profoundly disrupt living spaces, particularly in cities. Key players in territorial ecosystems, including those in the Grenoble region, are keenly aware of the need to renew existing models and to make a transition towards new organizational models, which place citizens at the heart of deliberation and action.
- New environmentally-friendly behavior
This area, driven by GEM's Consumer Behavior
and Energy Management
research teams, aims to create a panel of citizens to experimentally test determinants of behavior central to territorial transition issues.
This will provide the opportunity for territorial actors to test new ideas and services that rely on new behavior (for example: embracing e-mobility solutions, and using environmental data).
- New hybrid business models
In this section, both the Alternative Forms of Markets and Organizations
and the Strategy, Collective Action, and Technology
research teams at GEM will identify innovative business and organizational models to deliver new services for citizens. The reconfiguration of the role of companies in our society, public sectors budgetary constraints, and the blurring of boundaries between public and private spheres are all factors that explain the multiplication of social innovations that often have hybrid business models.
- New models of participatory corporate governance
Liberation management, holacracy, collective interest cooperative companies (SCIC), stakeholders' panels, community-business partnerships… initiatives to place stakeholders at the heart of corporate strategic decision-making processes are soaring.
Territorial transition raises unprecedented questions regarding economic governance, notably in terms of the scale of governance.
- New methods for innovative project development
GEM has developed an experimental platform that allows for authentic immersion in situations in a logic of "real-world labs." This platform, in combination with co-designed experiential courses, will allow our partners to develop new projects: to imagine and test, on a small scale, new ways of understanding and realizing their work; to develop and validate new practices, including experimentation; and to conceive new experiential training modules as a vector for deploying their transformation.
Bouygues Immobilier / Le Groupe La Poste (National Postal Services) / Grenoble-Alpes Métropole / SMTC de l’agglomération grenobloise (Public Transportation System) / la Ville de Grenoble (Grenoble City Hall) / Agence d’urbanisme de la région grenobloise (Urban Planning) / Citiz / GAIA / La Péniche / Ronalpia