At shiftN, we’ve always had a fairly balanced portfolio of clients from civil society, academia, regional and national governments, transnational networks and organisations, and the private sector.
A glance at our project portfolio gives an idea of the variety of assignments we are involved in. But here are a few typical situations that might lead to a collaboration with shiftN:
You might be part of a for-profit or non-profit organisation that is led by external developments and/or internal challenges to reframe mission and vision and to explore what this means regarding processes, organisational structure and products and services.
You might be a university or a knowledge centre that is preparing for a Horizon 2020 bid and searching for a partner to provide an interdisciplinary and integrative bridge between individual work packages and to develop approaches to valorize research results.
You might be a company or an organisation interested to explore future developments in rapidly evolving areas such as food, healthcare, technology, and security and to turn these insights into innovative products, services, systems and policies.
You might be a governmental body or a public authority that grapples with a societal challenge and looking for a partner to help you to systemically map the complexity of this challenge, explore its spatial implications, consult stakeholders, mentor social innovators and craft policies.
You might be an organisation that pursues a complex mission (alleviate poverty, enhance community resilience, increase quality of life) and seeks to develop a holistic map of how strategic projects and policies contribute to that mission.
Or you might be inspired by what you read, but you cannot figure out how we can be of any help. In that case, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
And, oh yes, a point worth reinforcing: we usually like to work with clients rather than merely for them.