We are building an economy for solving grand challenges. It helps innovators create "innovation bricks" that tackle specific problems, It helps entrepreneurs use those bricks, stack them together and create viable businesses, and it helps investors fund successful innovation in a positive-sum economy, where an investment in 1 is an investment in many

The World has many grand challenges!


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:

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Building ‘Bricks’

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. 


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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. 


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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


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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.


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  • 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


Our Vision, 
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.



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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. 


Tangible Impact

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.  

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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.

Vaibhav Chhabra

Founder of Maker’s Asylum, STEAM school, running in collaboration with the French embassy in India, brings together global participants that solve and prototype for the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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.

Nancy Welsh

A global leader who developed innovative strategies and initiatives around the world. She has managed dynamic teams tasked in building international movements that empower citizens to solve their own social issues. 



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



 Child Mind Institute

Child Mind Institute

 An Open Innovation Festivalfor Science, Technology & Society

An Open Innovation Festivalfor Science, Technology & Society