The World has many grand challenges!

 

How do we exponentially increase the number of sustainable solutions, while at the same time ensuring they can be rapidly adapted, localized and implemented?

 

 

A Biomimic Solution:

 

We can create an open commons of innovations where contributors to it can leverage collective intelligence, mutualization and networked innovation which can outsmart even the largest, most well-funded corporations. Mimicking rapidly evolving systems can fundamentally change how we innovate and generate positive impact!

 


 

Why Open Social Innovation?

 

There is a critical flaw in traditionally siloed innovation: radical innovation generally happens only once within closed systems, at the beginning of the venture. After that initial radical innovation is implemented, the natural state of the system is to protect that innovation and focus on optimization instead

 

Open Social Innovation, on the other hand, fosters exponential innovation by encouraging solutions to be amended, localized and re-imagined. It incentivizes experimentation and continual radical innovation through forks (copying an existing project so that it can be taken in another direction).

 

 

Our Current work

 

We are building a prototype ecosystem where the entire development cycle of innovation fully leverages openness.

  • Design - Rapidly leverage existing innovation
  • Build - Tap into innovators
  • Test - Generate funding, investment and customers
  • Analyze - Leverage open research and AI to rapidly evolve the innovation
 

Use cases 

  • learn from millions of ideas, experiments, approaches, failures and successes. 
  • Tap into the cognitive surplus of innovators you could never hope to employ yourself.
  • Access and contribute to collective intelligence
  • Build a portfolio, network, experience, skills
  • Funding and Marketing opportunities 
 

 

Blockchain, Micro attribution, shares, credit and reputation

 

At the same time, recognizing this fundamentally alters current economic models and value distribution, new economic models are being tested that mimic dynamic, rapidly evolving systems.  One experiment is using a blockchain to record and attribute every contribution and then tie it to a coin and share value that can be traded. 

 

 

 

A new Paradigm:

 

Open systems and the 4th industrial revolution decentralizes and distributes power and value according to new rules. This generates exciting opportunities for youth and those that want to change the way the world works. 

 

We believe, through Open Social Innovation and the culmination of modern technology, networking, and a globalized youth culture that deeply desires to do good, we can do something really big!

 

 

TEam and Collaborators

 

We are social entrepreneurs, scientists, educators and technology specialists working on audatious "Moonshot" projects that drive innovation.

 

PhD, Founder of CRI, expert on the future of research and education. UNESCO Chair “Learning sciences”.

Moonshot Innovator, working on grand challenges using open innovation, Founder of Dev4X

Gaëll Mainguy

PhD, With a pronounced taste for breaking silos, Gaëll has developed projects successively in Neuroscience, Open science, Collective Intelligence, Urban studies, Energy and Sustainability.

Thomas Maillart

Senior Researcher at University of Geneva, collective intelligence, human dynamics, social wearables, cyber risks.

Thomas Landrain

Co-Founder and President at Just One Giant Lab • Co-Founder and former CEO at PILI and at La Paillasse • Rebooting Science

Luping Xu

PhD, Director of Open FIESTA Center, Tsinghua University. Generating a paradigm change in future science and education.

Arno Klein

PhD, Child Mind Institute’s Director of Innovative Technologies, spearheaded several open science initiatives.

Chris Arnold

Founder & CEO at World Merit

 
 

 

Partners and friends

CRI - Centre de Recherches Interdisciplinaires

CRI - Centre de Recherches Interdisciplinaires

Geneva - Tsinghua Initiative

Geneva - Tsinghua Initiative

Open FIESTA Tsinghua University

Open FIESTA Tsinghua University

United Labs for Global Goals

United Labs for Global Goals

University of Geneva

University of Geneva

Ashoka

Ashoka

Child Mind Institute

Child Mind Institute

An Open Innovation Festivalfor Science, Technology & Society

An Open Innovation Festivalfor Science, Technology & Society