Dear Pangloss friends;
2017 has been a good year for me and I am hoping also a good year for you and your loved ones.
I am happy with the Pangloss performance and at the same time recognise that there are areas that we need to improve on.
Many milestones have been reached by each lab, by each commission and by many projects and congratulations to all for this.
We have also had many successful training sessions, workshops, aperos, speeddatings and events and so I can go on.
Many of you have spent much time in our innovation space, and each time we see each other at Pangloss, there is a spark, there is an idea, there is a concept in the air, which may one day become a co-creation opportunity.
We welcomed many new members in 2017 and thank you to all for making them feel at home. It has been great having new perspectives come on board.
Each one of us need to manage this work life balance more carefully as no success can compensate for failure in the home.
I have enjoyed working with each one of you and have come to know almost each of you personally. This has been a highlight in itself.
Another highlight has been the Fete de la Science, with a record number of visitors and animations.
It is sad when some of our team members have to leave particularly when it is because of a professional move to Marseille, to San Francisco, to Africa, to the Vosges or because of some other personal circumstances. Luckily enough some of them are coming back !!!
I wish to thank all of you for your continued support and dedication to Pangloss. I wish to thank our bureau for their decisions, our Conseil d’Administration for their propositions and tradeoffs, our Conciergerie for welcoming new members with a smile everyday and for their great support in having such a wonderful hypercreativity space and ecological fablab, open for everyone.
We are proud that this space is so open, so unique, so creative and so inclusive.
Congratulations to the Pangloss members who won awards this year (Concours Lepine, Trip to Brussels for Economie Circulaire, CES 2018 Nomination…).
We will have the opportunity to share with you all the numbers during our next General Assembly. We are confident they will look good.
I wish all of you a wonderful end of the year and a happy and prosperous 2018.
Let’s make 2018 a fun, successful and value adding year that changes the lives of people for the positive. Let not that which matters the most be affected by that which matters the least.