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Explore

Explore
 
Get out of your comfort zone and discover opportunities that you did not even suspect they existed.
Learn
Learn
 
Face-to-face learning from colleagues, peers, experts and researchers is so much more fascinating than attending yet another training.

Share

Share
 
Share your ideas, knowledge and experience by working on a joint challenge with your colleagues.

Co-create

Co-create
 
Turn your idea into a new strategy, product, service, space or business model, together with your colleagues and stakeholders!
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Adventurers on a mission

"The Argonauts" refers to the Greek myth of Jason and the Argonauts. To secure his kingship, Jason gathered 49 Argonauts and set out on his ship the Argo in search of the Golden Fleece. On their journey they faced several challenges and many dangers. To tackle these, they had gathered all the necessary talents (politicians, philosophers, scientists, mathematicians,…) on board of the Argo and they succeeded in their mission by working together!  

At The Argonauts, we are "adventurers on a quest": with a mission in mind, we collaborate to conquer the thoughest of challenges and complete the most complex (customer) journeys. Are you providing us with our next mission or joining our fleet as a colleague? We are still looking to diversify our team and the challenges we take on, so if you’re different, we want you 

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Carley Hamaway

'Keep innovating! If you settle for less, you miss out on more'


Carley has a specialization in space and service design. He was project coordinator Service Design at Thomas More Hogeschool and worked as Venture Analyst at Bundl. At The Argonauts he puts his talent as a creative jack-of-all-trades to full use on co-creation projects for companies and governments. He is a system creative and super handy with video and multimedia.

Carley.hamaway@theargonauts.eu

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Saar Vande Kerckhove

‘A wide view broadens the mind’


Saar has an education in Industrial Design and specialization in space and service design. Hereby she gained relevant experience in various participation and service design projects. She has a preference for Design Research and co-creation. She enjoys working on ambitious, complex and groundbreaking projects. At The Argonauts Saar works on various participation, co-creation and service design projects for local governments, government and businesses.

saar.vandekerckhove@theargonauts.eu

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Joost Thurman

'Every day holds an opportunity to reshape the world a bit'


Joost Thurman founded The Argonauts in 2016 after an international career in marketing, business development and innovation at companies such as CRH and Bekaert. Since then, he has guided governments, SMEs and large corporations through their strategic and innovation challenges. He regularly gives keynotes around trends and innovation at different forums.

Joost.thurman@theargonauts.eu

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Leonie Levrouw

'Towards creative problem-solving for people, planet & profit'


Leonie is a strategic service designer from TU Delft's Corporate Innovation team, where she guides creative sessions for social impact with TUDelft's key stakeholders. She also helps start-ups and incubators to develop and 'brand' their product or service through co-creation. Design research, a targeted strategy, user-centered design and communication play the main roles in this.

Leonie.levrouw@theargonauts.eu

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Grisha Verlinden

‘The best way to predict the future is to create it.’


Innovation as a service' is the passion of our business & service designer Grisha. In his own clear and empathic way he guides training, design sprints, service design and co-creation projects like no other with attention for every stakeholder in the process. He has worked for clients such as VDAB, J&J, Luminus, A-Kwadraat, the Flemish and Federal Government, Flanders Investment & Trade, Recupel and Agoria.

Grisha.verlinden@theargonauts.eu

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Witse Beyers

‘We as designers do not see problems but opportunities’


Witse is a young business and service designer as well as a creative and sophisticated graphic talent. As an intern - service designer at The Argonauts she quickly grew into a consummate professional on service design projects for local governments and businesses. She always finishes her assignments to perfection!

Witse.beyers@theargonauts.eu

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Jente Dorssemont

‘Strive for improvement, not for change’


Jente is a young product and service designer with an eye for detail and a thorough expertise in online facilitation and co-creation. She facilitated several online co-creation and participation processes for cities and municipalities and developed an innovative product/service combination for informal communication between remote workers. With Jente you know that the "job to be done" is really "done".

Jente.dorssemont@theargonauts.eu

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Timmy Baert

‘Leaders don't blame the tools, they work to sharpen them’


Timmy Baert is an expert in developing new strategies and business models. As former founder of Signpost and as a business designer at Hedgren and Deloitte, he really approaches these from the customer and user perspective. His creative and confrontational approach helps participants to look beyond the boundaries of their own business model.

Timmy.baert@theargonauts.eu

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Joining forces

As a first step to diversify our team, we have joined the IDEA Group. Four organisations with complementary skill sets and perspectives have come together to be able to tackle more diverse and interconnected challenges. Within this group, we have the opportunity to compose the right team and process tailored to your challenge. 

Within the IDEA Group, IDEA Consult, MONDEA, Value Partners and The Argonauts support clients in analysis, policy and concept development, implementation and in-house management. In this way, as the IDEA Group, we offer a complete range of services for boards and organizations.   

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