The platform innovation kit helps …
  • to ideate new platform business models A) based on your available core assets or B) to create completely new approaches
  • to evaluate and design the platform business models considering key building blocks
  • to define a go-to-market strategy solving the chicken-egg problem and building a strong network effect


Why Platform Innovation?

Platforms businesses are hyper scaling and beating traditional business. 13 out of the top 15 S&P500 companies are based on platform business models. Based on our client engagements and best practice studies, we created an innovation process & canvas kit to help the world to build better platform business models leveraging the power of ecosystems.

Who is it for?

Our process & kit are made for Startups aiming to disrupt traditional industries, Corporates which aim to break through current limitations and Anyone who is interested, wants to learn or achieve hyper scaling impact.

Why are the canvases free to use?

Our tools & canvases are licensed under the Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 international license allowing the world to understand platform economics and build better business models leveraging the power of ecosystems.


Canvases are a new generation of strategy tools

Since Alex Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur invented the Business Model Canvas (BMC), canvases revolutionized the way we design winning strategies. But the BMC is limited to design ecosystem based business models and therefore we created a new toolkit. Considering all stakeholders and their motivation to join, building the right services to achieve a competitive advantage and to fuel the network effect by defining a growth strategy.

The Canvases

(these are the key canvases that will help you design winning platform business models)

Platform Environment Canvas
Platform Idea Canvas

Platform Environment Canvas 1.0 Screenshot

The PEC helps you to scan the environment of your business – key trends, market opportunities, industry forces like your competition and macroeconic forces.

Platform Idea Canvas

The PIC helps teams to create a portfolio of new platform ideas quickly, evaluate and focus on the most promising ones early.

Platform Value Canvas
Platform Service Canvas

Platform Business Model Canvas

The PVC defines the core value proposition of the platform and describes the benefit for each stakeholder / peer in the ecosystem. It is essential to understand if the platform will attract users or not. It is based on the original and widely used Platform Business Model Canvas.

Platform Service Canvas 1.0 Screenshot

The PSC defines the core services of your platform and they will help to match, transact and engage your consumers, producers and partners.


Platform Strategy Canvas

Platform Strategy Canvas

The PSC is building the bridge between the Platform business model and implementation. It defines your position (vision, mission), your strategies and your influencers (critical success factors). 


Platform Innovation Kit 1.0

Download the complete Platform Innovation Kit as .zip file to receive:

  • Platform Environment Canvas
  • Platform Idea Canvas
  • Platform Value Canvas
  • Platform Service Canvas
  • Platform Strategy Canvas


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