Habitat

We develop and manage hybrid ecosystems with a high social and cultural impact where innovative ideas become businesses

We are a service design lab, system integrator and, sometimes, hub manager.

We renew abandoned real estate assets in a creative, participatory way to transform their industrial functions into social value for local communities: contamination, community and creative hubs where start ups and small entreprises can make synergies and facilitate social and cultural change.

Our journey began in via Ampère 61/A: a former manufacturing workshop transformed into a coworking space that hosts, freelancers and start ups working in the environmental and social field and in the creative and cultural industry. It offers a unique experience in terms of possibilities of networking and community building. More than 1000m2 hosting an intense calendar of initiatives, from thematic workshops, to book presentations, to social and political debates, to hackatons.

We provide real estate owners with the activities needed to design and manage complex, innovative ecosystems

  • Support to the development of the concept starting from the analysis of the identity of the place, the needs of the context, the goals of the owners, the engagement of local actors and other ecosystems
  • Support to the feasibility study which entails functions’ details, business model, business planning, partnership and architectural project

  • Activation of the procedures as general contractor for the research of investors, the definition of the governance model and corporate structure, the kick-off of the building renovation and financial planning
  • Incubation of the project in order to create a community around it, engage local actors, plan events and activities and manage start ups

  • Management of the new habitat, both in its hardware and software components (general property, project management, etc.)