Cocreation lab

Co- Creation Lab

“Pooling our complementary fields of expertise - traditionally confined to their respective areas of action - to find solutions to current economic, societal and environmental challenges together - is the aim of the co-creation approach that guides societal innovation at Danone.”  

(Muriel Pénicaud, Danone Directrice Générale des Ressources Humaines)

What is this module all about? 

The corporate sector plays a major role in the impact across topics such as health, environment, economic inclusion, among others. At the same time, social innovators take on systems-changing approaches to tackle these challenges, moving with agility and creativity, creating new paradigms and ways of working. Together, both sectors can co-create a better future for everyone.

The Co-Creation Lab is an opportunity to craft your co-creation case with a partner organization, creating shared value across the social and business sectors around a challenge both organizations are tackling.

The Co- Creation Lab encompasses practical guided experience to learn about Ashoka’s roadmap for co-creation and apply it to your context and organizations. You will work on your own co-creation case, building the foundations and skills needed to support it, while accessing tools, experts and peers. At the end of the Lab, you will present the co-creation case you built to Ashoka’s network of social innovators and partners.

Module Timeline

The Co- Creation Lab is organized in 4 modules, comprised of 2 hours every 3 weeks

October 8th | October 29th | November 19th | December 1- 3 (This is a a hybrid (online/ offline) session & it will take place in Turin, Italy, during Ashoka Changemaker Summit)

Module 1:  What is co-creation and why is it relevant? Introduction to the co-creation roadmap - start mapping your role in the system;

Module 2: Making the case – partnering for co-creation and internal buy-in;

Module 3: Co-creation in action – practical co-creation building and real-life cases;

Module 4: Co-creation showcase – presenting the cases built in the lab to the Ashoka community.


Who Can Apply?

  • Ashoka Fellows  
  • Ashoka Fellow Organization Staff Member 
  • Corporate or Institutional Partner of Ashoka  
  • Part of an affiliated Ashoka Program or Partnership 
  • Ashoka Support Network (ASN) member 
  • Other Interested Change Leaders 

This module requires a limited number of participants. For more information please contact Teresa Pereira

Why You Should Apply?

Is your company or social organization looking for ways to create a positive impact around the topic of health, environment and economic inclusion?

Are you a corporate intrapreneur, looking for the right tools to co-design innovative cross-sector partnerships with social entrepreneurs?

Ever wondered how to move from transactional partnerships to co-creation ones with the social sector?

Are you a social innovator, looking for ways to scale your impact, alongside innovative corporations, that share your impact goals?

What will you experience during this lab?

  • You will build your co-creation case around the topic your organization is focusing on;
  • You will join a cohort of peers (intrapreneurs and social entrepreneurs) motivated to learn and discuss about the main barriers and opportunities of co-creation between business and social innovation;
  • You will discuss with different sectors about the challenge you want to tackle and how to build a co-creation case within your company/organization;
  • You will have the opportunity to go through the lab with a paired organization for co-creation;
  • You will work on the skillset needed for cross-sector co-creation;
  • You will have access to experts in co-creation and success cases.


Ashoka Fellows, Ashoka Fellow team members, Ashoka Support Network (ASN) member, Ashoka Staff  | Join for free

Part of an affiliated Ashoka Program or Partnership 

  • Hello Europe Social Entrepreneur  | Join for free
  • Steelcase employee or partner, Nestlé CSV Prize Finalist, Catalyst2030 Member - You have access to a group ticket and can participate in any module free of charge until the maximum number of free tickets is reached. 
  • Ashoka Visionary Program Alumna/us - you can participate in any module with a 50% discount at 1,000€ per module (VAT not included). 

Corporate or Institutional Partners of Ashoka  | Join for free

Other Partners and Change Leaders: The fee to participate in a module is:

  • For corporate participants: 2,000€ per person (VAT not included)
  • For non-profit participants: 1,000€ per person (VAT not included)

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