3-step recruitment process:
- Pre-application form (on this page). Deadline: February 20, 2023
- Upon receipt of Form 1, you will receive a second detailed form that you must submit to us within 15 days.
- Interview (subject to selection in step 2)
The Innovation Lab is a post-graduate program for learning about innovation.
Each class is interdisciplinary and brings together a variety of profiles from design, technology, social sciences and entrepreneurship.
Surrounded by a network of professionals and experts recognized in their fields, the 15 students in the "Living Tomorrow" Lab will work together on a key issue in the field of urban planning and housing: control of use .
They will explore concrete issues such as:
- How can user control respond to the major changes in current behaviors and lifestyles, which are currently disrupting all housing professions (developers, architects, landlords, project owners, planners, etc.)?
- How to develop a combination of know-how and interpersonal skills essential to the management of an urban or housing project, such as listening, empathy, observation of needs, identification of weak signals, dialogue, creativity and the ability to project into the near future?
The final innovation objective of the program will be to design a creative toolbox for the (multiple) actors concerned by the control of use, proposing a certain number of experiences and methodologies that can be easily deployed in the field.
While working on this common thread, students will acquire different innovation methods from design, collective intelligence and creative prototyping.
Workshop for the class of 2022
From March 28
to July 13 2023
Free training, working language: French
Hybrid program: 12 weeks at La Plateforme, Marseilles, 4 weeks in remote
Terms: 4 days / week from Tuesday to Friday
Application deadline: Friday, March 10, 2023.Applications are considered on a rolling basis.
Selection: based on application and interview
Learn more about the program ? Webinar presentation with the educational team on February 20, 2023, reserve your seat!
Profiles from various backgrounds (young graduates, working professionals or those changing careers, project leaders, etc.), wishing to strengthen their skills in innovation through design and collaborative practices, interested in co-design methods with users and in the urban planning and housing sectors.
- Develop technical and relational skills to manage innovation projects
- Exploring the complex issues of housing and control of use
- Co-design a toolbox of creative experiences to implement user control actions in housing projects and
- Work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary team
- Develop a professional network
- Systemic analysis
- Collaborative and interdisciplinary work methods
- Co-design / open innovation tools
- Societal and environmental approach
Team and stakeholders
The program includes high-level speakers, which we will reveal in the coming weeks.
Urban planner, researcher, director of Villes Innovations
Raphaël Besson is an urban planner, associate researcher and director of the Villes Innovations agency, specializing in urban innovation strategies and territorial transition policies.
He co-authored the Habiter Demain inspiration booklet and will accompany the lab students in their critical approach to the subject.
Urban planner and researcher
Benoit Boldron is conducting research on resilient urban planning to face new environmental challenges, particularly the regeneration of environmental health, including human health. These reflections lead him to draw inspiration from the living world to develop a new planning methodology for cities, in order to better understand the development of human activity in harmony with other species in the biosphere.
Phase #1 - Exploration
Observation, research, and inspiration // Analyze and define the problem in its complexity, observe the field, meet users and stakeholders
- What are the major challenges for housing in the context of the environmental crisis?
- State of the art of user control: what are we talking about? for whom? with whom? for what purpose?
- Introduction to field observation methods
- Examples and existing initiatives (conferences, workshops, research)
- Conceptualization (rapid ideation, design sprints, pitching)
Phase #2 - Ideation
Creative exploration of future uses in the home // Imagine concepts, explore them and align the vision with users
- Design ﬁction, design service
- Visualization of scenarios
- Rapid idea development (rapid prototyping techniques)
Phase #3 - Prototyping
Modeling ideas // Making concepts real
- Modeling of concepts in interdisciplinary groups (methodological toolbox for mastery of use)
- Testing and iteration with users
Phase #4 - Documentation
Share results // Write a concept note
Pitch of the results
A selection of emblematic projects carried out over the years.
Cazemajou in solidarity and connected
How can we make Cazemajou a community that works with the residents by capitalizing on the arrival of 3,000 students?
Discover the Project
Understand the control of use.
File produced as part of the first class of the Innovation Lab "Habiter demain" in 2022.
The 6 figures of the Habitat
Inspiration booklet produced in 2021 with the Banque des Territoires to better understand the emerging trends in housing...
How to imagine the territories of tomorrow with the users?
Banque des Territoires
Caisse des Dépôts is a public financial institution that carries out public interest missions in support of public policies. As a trusted third-party manager, long-term investor and lender, Caisse des Dépôts facilitates the implementation of innovative, sustainable and solidarity-based projects and participates in the country's economic development. Banque des Territoires has been supporting the Innovation Lab Habiter Demain since 2020.