193 Countries have agreed to address the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), however, the generation of sustainable solutions is frustratingly slow (UN-sponsored report). To address this we need to figure out how to rapidly accelerate the production of sustainable solutions, while at the same time making it easier to implement, adapt and localize these solutions.

We believe Open social Innovation can solve these challenges if we address key challenges that have stifled previous attempts to do this, namely: creating an innovation commons with open licensing, building in Interoperability —which enables sharing, adaptation, recombination— and providing valuable incentives that foster sharing and contributions.

 

 

The PROPOSED Solution Design

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  1. Create a global Commons for innovation with open license —makes leveraging innovation efficient.
  2. An Interoperability framework —ensures innovation can be reused, adapted, localized.
  3. A valuable incentive mechanism —Innovators can produce and leverage innovation kept within a Commons and earn shares (Attribution, Credit, reputation) in innovation as they contribute.


 


 

Why Open Innovation?

Open innovation allows you to Foster diversity of ideas, novel recombinations and innovate at an exponential pace.

 

 

Core Features of the solution

 

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 
 

Micro attribution, shares, credit and reputation

 

 

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.

Nancy Welsh

Global VP, Ashoka; Executive Director, Youth Venture Inc; Serial Entrepreneur

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.

Sachin Malhan

Executive Director at Ashoka Changemakers, connecting high-potential changemakers, and their ideas and resources, to accelerate change around critical social issues. 

Esther Wojcicki

34 year teacher. Author, Moonshots in Education. Founder, Palo Alto Media Arts Center.  Former Chair, Creative Commons.

Marc Prensky

Global keynote speaker.  Author of 7 books, incl.  Education to Better Their World: Unleashing the Power of 21st Century Kids, and The World Needs a New Curriculum.  Creator, Measurable Positive Change database.

 

 

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