Overview Training Services

for Executives

Our certified “Platform Strategy” programs for executives who want to understand platform economics and learn how to integrate platforms into the company & digitalization strategy.

inhouse & public

for Leaders & Managers

Become a certified “Head of Platform” and learn the skills to actively drive a platform initiative from ideation to growth. Best for managers responsible to realize a platform strategy.

inhouse & public

for Platform Teams

Become a certified “Platform Venture Developer” and learn the skills to ideate, validate & prototype, grow  and scale a platform venture incl. insights from B2C & B2B platforms.

inhouse & public


Request a keynote for your conference or leadership gatherings to inspire and present latest insights into platforms & digital ecosystems.

Online Course

An easy way to learn on your own pace – our online courses about platforms, ecosystems and the Platform Innovation Kit.  Featuring world class experts and insights into global case studies.


Our GERBUS Future Lab #PlatformBusiness connects leaders and facilitates exchange of experience while driving platform initiatives. 4 times a year together with Who-is-Who of platform economics.

Our live-conversations with B2B executives and leaders about platforms & ecosystems

B2B Leadership Roundtables on Platforms & Ecosystems

1. July, 4-5pm CET

"How do you prove it works?" Lessons Learned From Animal Research In Digital Health

  • Dr. Sven Jungmann (Founderslane)
  • Stefan Zundel (Co-Founder Dopavision)
7. July, 4-5pm CET

Circular Economy 3: Impact Measurements Driving The Future Of An Integrated ROI

  • Nikki Kapp (Ellen MacArthur Foundation)
  • Adam Mitchell-Heggs (Founderslane)
  • Frank van Beuzekom (Founderslane)
14. July, 5-6pm CET

Blockchain x Platforms: Is Decentralization Really The Key For Future Mobility?

  • Harry Behrens (Head of Daimler Mobility Blockchain Factory)
  • Matthias Walter (Platform Innovation Lab)
26. August, 4-5pm CET

How the oldest company in the world combines platforms & Circular Economy (feat Stora Enso)

  • Riikka Paarma (Circular Economy at Stora Enso)
  • Antti Vuolli (Head of New Digital Business at Stora Enso)
  • Matthias Walter (Platform Innovation Lab)
  • Frank van Beuzekom (Founderslane)

All bookings are via Eventbrite / facebook. Seats are limited. Group discounts are available. For further information please also download our Masterclass / Trainings brochure below.

If you want to organize an inhouse training for your teams, please contact us and we are glad to arange a highly customized agenda.

develop your team


Upskill your team

You are an Accelerator, Incubator or Platform Innovation Team? 

With our tailored inhouse trainings we help you to upskill your team into certified platform innovation masters.

This 3-step certification process provides:

First: Course about Insights & Cutting-edge best practices on Platform Innovation

Second: On-the-job training in a real platform project environment

Third: 1:1 personal online advisory to help apply the concepts to the specifics of your company. 


Additionally we provide 1-day inhouse trainings similiar to our public masterclasses – tailored to your company.

hands-on learning together with other

Public Masterclass

Want to master the skills of platform design? Why not joining one of our public masterclasses around the globe. Check availability or request a masterclass near you. 

This 2-day public masterclass is for consultants and business developers who want to learn the methodology. After attendance you are able to perform PIKit workshops for your clients.

learn at your own pace

Online Course

The New Growth Playbook Course

The ‘New Growth Playbook, transform your business model for the digital economy’ is a new type of online video-enabled education programme specially designed for busy executives and their teams. 

The course has been designed to help you and your teams process cutting-edge ideas fast and cost effectively:

Module 1: How to re-think sources of growth and value in an increasingly digital economy

Module 2: Platform, Network and Ecosystem Know-How

Module 3: Business Model Pioneers: Case studies and examples from around the world

Module 4: How to re-allocate capital towards a better mix of business models

Module 5: How to kick start a Business Model Transformation – a 5-step process

Interested in a customized program?


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