COLLABORATION AS A BUSINESS MODEL FOR A TECH-INNOVATIVE INDUSTRY

CN3 is on a mission to change the status quo of the value chains in the construction industry when it comes to innovation, technology, and collaboration. We have established an Innovation Hub with the purpose of creating a common ground of information.

As an Innovation Hub for the Construction Industry we contribute to optimizing decision making, improving dialogue and monitoring projects and progress. Also, we promote an innovative approach to the way all phases of construction work are managed.

AN OPEN AND INNOVATIVE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

The intention behind the Innovation Hub initiative is to create an incentive driven Business Model to accelerate value creation within the industry. Also, we want to further strengthen our role as a development partner.

Implementing collaborative partnerships enables an institutional framework for innovation.

The collaborative mindset and the exchange of knowledge are core values of the Innovation Hub.

Applying a collaborative mindset to a Business Model means sharing knowledge and skills with other stakeholders for a longer period.

PLATFORM THINKING AND THE LONG-TERM PERSPECTIVE

Incorporating a collaborative mindset also involves platform-thinking. In our case we provide other stakeholders – students, clients, and collaboration partners – with access to our self-developed software program Vitus. We created a flexible development platform to accommodate for personalized experiences and flexibility.

Via the collaborative platform our partners are granted access to software which would otherwise be considered private property. Implementing such partnerships enables an institutional framework for innovation and long-term problem solving.

Focus is moved from a single project to a long-term perspective. This enables frameworks which can be reused and extended to different organizational processes.

VDC UPSKILLING GOES HAND IN HAND WITH INNOVATION IN CONSTRUCTION

CN3 has extended the collaborative platform thinking to include engineering students. For more than 10 years CN3 specialists have been teaching at DTU – Technical University of Denmark – investing thousands of hours in VDC upskilling.

CN3 includes students in our innovative platform allowing them to develop innovative solutions in their day-to-day work and to become successful in their studies.

The vision of an Innovation Hub extends from partnerships with current professionals to partnerships with future engineers.

This is our contribution to incorporating the collaborative and innovative mindset which we believe is vital to strengthen innovation in the construction industry.

Only very skilled and capable graduates can promote the development of the industry. By providing a framework for innovative thinking it is our ambition to help students develop into graduates who in turn will educate the industry.

At CN3 we believe the construction industry of tomorrow is highly innovative – and we willingly share our knowledge to get there.

Learn more: https://cn3.dk/en/organizing-for-accelerated-value-creation/