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Dear Addictlab members, you have been with me for the last 17 years. I was proud to be able to publish your great creative talent, exhibit you in Milan, New York, Tokyo, or Johannesburg, invite you to brainstorm sessions in Belgium, Geneva or New Zealand and generate out of the box ideas on so many subjects.

One day, I should write down the stories of all the amazing people I ran into. You were more than 4500 people on the database, having uploaded over 10.000 concepts, published in over 30 books or magazines, and worked on about 200 projects. Our first Addictlab products are being produced as we speak.

What if we could share that knowledge and experience of collaboration, lab culture and cocreation? What if other organisations, companies, governments could use similar tools to create a community, profile its members, look at external resources and invite all of them to cocreate and inovate?

So I looked at Addictlab as a whole, from the communities we gathered, the Open Labs we organised, the brainstorm tools we have created through the years. And I distilled a "software" concept that should allow third parties to do the same.

Hence I'm proud to present you
YourOwnLab: a multiplatform "software" concept, delivering a lab culture methodology and diverse tools for organizations and companies that are looking for innovation, building communities and continuosly thinking out of the box.

After months (or I believe it's been over two years, to be honest) you can register on the YourOwnLab app (soon on the app store) and profile and present yourself. You can link yourself to physical locations if you wish to -you'd want to read about the Creative Ring - and select the creative disciplines you master as a professional or you’re interested in since it's your personnal passion. You’ll be able to join 'labs' : generic research labs on diverse topics, or confidential labs for

companies. And be rewarded for your ideas in the process. You’ll be able to set up your own lab with a cost depending on the resources, duration and YourOwnLab involvment.

And Addictlab? Everyone registering on YourOwnLab can still choose to be part of the Addictlab 'cloud' community, where we keep working on our own generic researchs, publications and exhibitions, even more aiming towards sustainable change.

If you like to join me in this new exciting project, please download the YourOwnLab app from the app store, upload your work, and join our labs!

Jan Van Mol

Start a Lab

APPLY FOR ONE OF THE 25 FREE CWF LABS

At the Creativity World Forum, there is a lot of brainpower. On stage and in the audience. We thought, we might as well make use of it. As a Forumer, you get the chance to challenge this exquise group of people with a business challenge you are facing.

Are you an entrepreneur, a company, an organisation needing help, looking for new ideas or innovative solutions? A core team of creatives from YourOwnLab and 2000 other Forumers will help you come up with an innovative solution. Best thing? It’s free for 25 selected labs.

FILL IN THE LAB
APPLICATION FORM NOW

PART OF THE CREATIVE RING START A LOCAL HUB

The Creative Ring (www.creativering.eu) is a European project to link physical locations - the so called creative hubs - and create a growing creative community

Managers of the hubs of Barcelona, Brussels, Trento, aswell as new hub applicants can start trying out their local lab now.

MAIL FOR YOUR LAB APPLICATION FORM

NEED INNOVATION?
SET UP YOUR OWN LAB. INTRODUCTORY PRICING!

You know you should innovate, yet do not have the resources? You believe a lab culture is of utmost importance for your organisation but you have no clue?

Fill in the lab briefing document and we'll get back to you in view of methodology, community, deliverables and the necessary budget you’d need to invest.

And it's labs for all: prices range from 500€ to, well, more.

MAIL FOR YOUR LAB APPLICATION FORM

Join a Lab

PREREGISTER & START PROFILING

The YourOwnLab app is an easy to use conversation and idea generator using Addictlab’s collective intelligence software.

Register, upload your own work, your fields of interest, join a lab and add your ideas and thoughts on the matter.

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AVAILABLE ON APP STORE FROM OCTOBER 15

Current list of labs

#CWF01 / THE FUTURE OF CINEMA

How can movie theaters evolve in a rapidly changing market? Lab initiated by BrightFish

#CWF02 / THE CHICKENLAB

Questioning the chicken food chain. The lab brings together entrepeneurs, industry, producers, designers and other creative thinkers. Veggies are allowed.

#CWF03 / STARTUP_01

This startup in the fashion industry has an app ready to roll out but needs help in marketing, product development and sales. Confidential.

#YOLA1 / ILLUSTRÉLAB

Sparring partner program for the weekly magazine L’illustré by Swiss publisher Ringier. French speaking, selection of 20 lab members, in a confidential surrounding. Output: ideas and thoughts on the content, the brand, the interactivity with the readership and the look & feel of the magazine. Lab initiated by L’illustre

#AL1 / MAGAZINELAB

Ideas, inspiration, thoughts and concepts on the future of Magazines. Addictlab research.

#AL2 / URBANGREENLAB

Ideas, inspiration, thoughts and concepts on the future of Magazines. Addictlab research.

Yola Features

SHOW YOUR TALENT

Register and upload your work, use the app as your portfolio

CREATIVE HUBS

Link yourself to one of the Creative Hubs in the Creative Ring (www.creativering.eu) and benefit of being part of the 'ground' community too.

SELECT DISCIPLINES

Yola features a profiling system based on Addictlab's table of human creative capabilities, its well known Mendeljev-like table. Simply click on the elements or sections that fit you. Professionally, or out of personal interest.

JOIN LABS

Be invited and/or apply for active labs: give ideas, thoughts, comments. Or start a lab on your own. (conditions apply)

COLLABORATE & COCREATE

In each lab, share your thoughts, comments & likes. Get to know the other lab members involved.

CLAIM REWARDS

Check for remuneration and/or other rewards. This will vary depending the different labs. You can even give your rewards to other people within a lab.