inspire co-creation for large-scale impact
Societal Platforms is an approach to inspire systemic change at scale. Imagine an environment where actors from civil society, government and markets can combine their efforts towards a unified purpose. And as they co-create diverse and sustainable solutions, they add to what is a dynamic, ever-evolving resource base. In time, the solutions and knowledge assets diversify, as their impact grows exponentially.
The Societal Platform approach, at its heart, aspires to build the playground necessary for this kind of co-creation. By bringing together risk capital, deep technology skills, a commitment to the commons, and strong mission leadership – it seeks to help cause-innovators flourish when working at unprecedented scale.
Societal Platform Design Principles are an active guidance to practitioners adopting the approach. These principles embrace iterative design and participatory processes to remain relevant and useful. Be it decisions around technology, program or data - Design Principles enable designers to make conscious choices at various stages of the creative process. We believe:
In the power of human interconnectedness
In hyperlocal and hyper-participatory approaches
In incremental changes that can be scaled
In modular approaches that are transferable
In the power of open ecosystems