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Start-ups today, corporates tomorrow.
Creating office buildings of the future

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Meet Our Users

Our buildings are not just office blocks, they are spaces where people come together to work, create, share and enjoy life. The purpose of Urban Quest is to find ways to enhance the experience of the people within the building space. Like you, our users are unique individuals who face a range of challenges on a daily basis. We hope to solve these challenges by seeking the most interesting solutions among the Start-up community to really shape the future of office buildings.

EMPLOYEES

VISITORS

DISABILITIES

COWORKERS

WHO

People who use different ways to commute and work in the building on a daily basis. Colleagues who enjoy working, relaxing and socialising with other people both within and external from the building space.

EXAMPLES

Corporates, start-ups, receptionists, security, facility, operators, commuters.

EMPLOYEE CHALLENGES

  • Feeling connected to the building space and to their colleagues.
  • Feeling connected to the outside world.
  • Having a personal experience in the building and surrounding space.
  • Being healthy in a deskbound work environment.
  • Choosing the best commute option.
  • Feeling safe and secure in themselves and their possessions.

WHO

People who are new to the building space and surrounding environment. Visitors can be passing through or may need to have access to different areas or require integration with the building. People who often have set times of arrival and departure.

EXAMPLES

Delivery drivers, interviewees, meeting attendees, clients, business partners.

VISITOR CHALLENGES

  • Preventing the feeling of anxiety of being in an unfamiliar space.
  • Access to and from building and within the building space upon arrival.
  • Communicating with office or people being met.
  • Feeling welcome and safe despite the unfamiliar environment.

WHO

People who suffer conscious and unconscious physical or mental disabilities that suffer conscious and unconscious physical or mental disabilities that suffer conscious and unconscious exclusion from society.

EXAMPLES

Wheelchair bound, deaf, blind, learning difficulties, mental health issues.

DISABILITY CHALLENGES

  • Free movement in and around the building space and surrounding area for open space and initial access.
  • Connecting to others and be able to ask for assistance and guidance from to others.
  • Ask for a level of help without feeling intimidated or an annoyance to others.

WHO

Individuals or groups who share an open plan working area and often interact with other colleagues or companies as part of their daily activities. Teams can be located together or scattered throughout the office space.

EXAMPLES

Sole operators, small businesses, company departments in shared tenancy.

COWORKING CHALLENGES

  • Distractions from people talking, brainstorming talking, brainstorming sessions to music - Choosing a "zone" best suited to the workstyle or noise levels.
  • Varied social expectations while working close to other people i.e. interrupting someone’s workflow or overstepping boundaries.
  • Security to leave valuable belongings unattended in a coworking space.
  • Utilization of space to optimize floor layout and personal comfort.

Meet Us

The Journey Begins

Urban Quest will be carried out in 3 editions launching in March 2017, August 2017 and March 2018. Our vision is for Urban Quest to be an ongoing journey which grows every year to face the ever-evolving challenges of our building users.

Edition 2: Be involved at the start of the journey.

1st

MAR-MAY
2017

Final held at
European Start-up Days
in Katowice, 11 May

Winner: InMotion

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2nd

AUG-OCT
2017

3rd

MAR-MAY
2018

Prizes

There is no better investment than invesing in ourselves

Mentoring
with experts

from Skanska
and Business Link
to develop the final
version of the product

3 months
acceleration

with Business Link

Possible
implementation

of the solution in
Skanska Property
office buildings

The Winner of the contest will be chosen
by Business Link's and Skanka's
representatives at the Business Mixer special event, during which contestants will present their projects.

Applications for Edition 2 will open August 2017.

The participants will be informed by e-mail about the final decision whether their
projects qualify to the next stage or not.

1

Filling in the form by the contestants at: skanska.blpoland.com

2

Evaluation of the applications by Idea Evaluation committee. Qualification of Top 5 to the next stage.

3

Top 5 will receive product and business mentoring from Business Link and Skanska experts.

4

The Top 5 will present at the Business Mixer where the winner will be selected by the judging panel.

Application form


Applications for Edition 2 will open August 2017.

Do you have questions?
Call us: +48 516 991 460

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