Press Release - Co-Creation Programme 2.0 for the Digital Built Environment

​We are the Process Innovation Forum (PIF).

Our Mission is to build a scalable framework where open innovation can take place. Such a model will allow engagement of individuals, industry and academia in the digital transformation of the built environment by enabling new solutions and processes to be designed and freely shared on an open platform.

We are launching the Co-Creation Programme 2,0 and are asking you to get involved.

  • What is Co-Creation? Economists know Co-Creation as a management initiative, or formation of economic strategy, that brings different parties together, to jointly produce a mutually valued outcome.

  • What is the Programme? The Programme consists of variety events including workshops, round-tables, talks and webinars with an aim to devising an “Open-Innovation Framework.”

The Programme is organised by the Process Innovation Forum in partnership with the Industry Partners (RICS, IET, ICE and others). It will explore the most relevant opportunities and the blockers for the digital transformation of the AECO industry groups.

We are inviting the brightest minds to this unique co-creation experience in the history of the built environment. We aim to identify the new ways to develop a framework that will allow our industry to embrace Open-Innovation and its value collaboratively.

Why the Co-creation Programme?

We want to enable and bring built environment professionals, specialists, researchers, academics, out-of-the-box-thinkers and digital natives to come together to co-create ideas to turn them into solutions to relieve process inefficiencies.

If the built environment is our “company” and the built environment professionals are our “customers”, we aim to serve our “customers” by co-creating ideas, opportunities and eradicating “process pains” faster.

What are the areas of investigation?

The Co-Creation Programme will explore the opportunities arising from the existing “Process Pains and the ones resulting from the introduction of the new technologies such as distributed ledger technologies (blockchain), IoT, sensors and drones.

At its core, the Co-Creation Programme will explore the main blockers of innovation management and identify the future path for the adoption of Open-Innovation in the Built Environment.

When is it happening?

The events have started and will continue until and January/February 2019.

Where are events going to be held?

Mainly in the UK, hosted by the IET, KTN, ICE and RICS.

Who can attend?

If you are a passionate innovator, ready to take action and make an impact in our industry PIF would love you to get engaged.

How to register interest?

The participation is free, and the registration of interest can be completed on We will be sending the specific campaigns related to the events we run.

What is the format?

The format is meant to bring a diverse set of participants into an engaging and collaborative environment, where the best ideas can be generated and initiatives devised. It will consist of open-innovation workshops, round-tables and debates. The format itself is being co-created. If you wish to engage, just register on

All the information about the Programme can be found at or via the PIF`s Twitter account @thePIForg and under #PIFcoCREATE.