Except functions as the hub and driver of collaborative innovation. By organizing experts, stakeholders, and partners in a tightly orchestrated process, sustainability becomes a driver for true system-wide innovation.
Except works with individual companies as well as whole sectors to identify key opportunities for improvement and innovation using ‘system maps’. These quickly illustrate the risks and opportunities within any given sector, revealing leverage points that maximize intenvention effects at the lowest cost.
With its diverse team of experts, Except gives companies the tools and insight to find succesful routes forward, and helps map a trajectory towards long-term achievements, security, and responsible operations.
Except’s analysts provide the necessary insight for corporate decision making by choosing the right kind of systems analysis: material resources, people, knowledge, policies, time, or money.
The next phase maps the complexity of each issue, identifies unseen solutions, and translates them into step by step roadmaps.
With this overview of possible solutions, we develop strategies to move businesses and society towards sustainability, create inspiring designs and devise practical, affordable, and innovative solutions.
Except can make route and system maps for any industry and field, including manufacturing, service industries, urban development, logistics, agriculture, social, and medical industries.
This project is a visual exploration of the Dutch waste water sector in 2030. It takes a closer look at the role of waste water processing facilities for the provision of clean water, renewable energy, and valuable material inputs for society of the future.
The vision for 2030 concerns the role of waste water management in four major parts of society: the built environment, agriculture, industry, and natural lands.
SWIG is a social cardgame with a sustainable wastewater processing theme. Players get to know each other, learn from each other, and discover as a group to invest in the opportunities that make wastewater processing more sustainable.
We developed the game mechanics in close collaboration with Det Norske Veritas (DNV) as part of their Wastewater Chain Roadmap (Routekaart Afvalwaterketen). The game is played with much enthousiasm in DNV's workshops today.