The World has many grand challenges!
How do we go beyond incremental improvements and completely transform how our Global Grand Challenges are overcome and solutions are implemented?
Why traditional innovation WON'T cut it
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
The Open Way:
Open Social Innovation generates solutions at an exponential pace by enabling them to be amended, localized, and recombined. It empowers innovators to leverage collective intelligence, mutualization and networked innovation.
Where others fall
Many attempts at open innovation have stumbled. We have worked with some of them, researched successful models and prototyped our own platform within open science and cancer research.
We found that open systems need three fundamentals, that only recently became viable to develop:
Interoperability is a key challenge we are overcoming. Consider the potential when each innovation shared is built like an interoperable ‘brick’ that can be combined with others. A business model, a piece of technology that purifies water, a hardware project for renewable energy, a marketing strategy that cultivates grassroots activation.
With a library of these open bricks innovators can rapidly shared, adapted, recombined and localised.
A key challenge we are overcoming are the long term incentives to take part in this Open Innovation commons.
We have an innovation market model that incentivises rapid innovation, quality, sharing of innovation bricks and long-term rewards for those that contribute. Be it for volunteer, non-profit ventures or those that generate revenue.
Our Current work
We have successfully ran an open cancer research pilot, and now we are building a full ecosystem where the entire development cycle of innovation fully leverages openness. 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
Just One Giant Lab
(JOGL) is the technology stack we are leveraging for this audatious project. Together JOGL and Dev4X share an audatious vision, These are mockups of the UI updates currently underway on our existing platform.
- 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
What we expect
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 could usher in a world where problem solving, can generate massive job opportunities, outpacing those lost due to automation. Where innovative organizations are massively distributed, and value output is shared according to value input.
Blockchain, attribution, shares, reputation
Youth Thrive !
We have geared our platform towards Youth, those in pioneering challenge-based learning programs, research projects and maker labs. Here through grit, experimentation, collaboration and continual learning, they gain the 21st century skills needed to adapt and thrive in our uncertain future.
While at the same time developing real-world value, a portfolio of projects, verified skills and a trusted reputation.
Our aim is to create a global challenge-solving ecosystem built on long-term incentives that focus energy on rapid innovation, sharing intelligence and producing real impact!
Our focus no youth today, will be an investment in our world leaders tomorrow. This bottom up framework change can alter the way the world works.
TEam and Collaborators
We are social entrepreneurs, scientists, educators and technology specialists working on audatious "Moonshot" projects that drive innovation.