At Organic Village, we focus on two main research themes: the Integrated Approach (IA) and Knowledge to Practice (K2P). The origin of these methods are outlined below.

Integrated Approach Origin

DSM – MIT in 70s and TRIZ – USSR in 50s. Tailored to support step-by-step and participatory design and implementation of the complex solutions, on example of Waternet case. With the developed proof of concept we wish to help you take the steps forward and develop your solution to the same level of detail and commitment. The approach itself looks complex, but can be trained in steps.

Knowledge to Practice Origin

To easily translate the IA for a non-expert we prepared gradual training sessions that will enable you to tap into our community of practice and the analytical support. Together with our experts, we provide resources, knowledge and match problems with solutions as we progress from alignment to implementation, from elementary level of training – to professional. Using this integrated perspective on a project development, we predict and prevent potential risks.

Implementation of the circular economy (CE) solutions in cities is of high importance for local and global communities aiming to address the problems of climate change, biodiversity loss and resource depletion (Geissdoerfer et. al. 2017, Henriquez, 2017). However, it requires unity & collaboration among actors & sectors, including business, academia, government (Amosov, ‘19).

Waternet Pilot: 2019 and onwards

Organic Village proposes to implement a platform for co-creation to alleviate the problems, foster cleantech adoption and support transition to 0-waste and resilient living environments. We aim to achieve this by bringing together the top-down and bottom-up initiatives towards one vision and co-creation plan. Our solution is based on scientifically and practically validated Integrated Approach to Circular Economy Design  and Business Case around P recovery in Amsterdam. Our approach stems off the engineering method of MIT, used by NASA to send Mission to Mars. We are planning a mission on Earth – to restore biodiversity and create circular cities – by engaging the right actors in the right opportunities both locally and globally. We provide workshops and training sessions on engineering and rapid prototyping of solutions that add to resilience and circularity.

The business case of Waternet in Amsterdam is envisioned as a flagship project that will connect the dots and deliver a blueprint for replication and collaboration. The result of this project is digital tool Infinity (I) and physical tool Unity (U), which together will consist of  a platform with manuals, expertise, tools, locations and joint ventures necessary for the realisation of Waternet and other business cases. In this project, with TU Delft, Waternet, StartLife and Witteveen-Bos, we aim to attract other key players and realise the P-recovery Circular Value Chain around WW in Amsterdam in the coming 6 years.

Call to Action

Join our business challenge or get to know more about these approaches through an introduction session on IA, and its associated lessons and benefits!