The toolset for the platform generation

The Platform Innovation Kit helps startups and corporates to design and scale successful network based business models. The different tools & canvases of the Kit will guide and support you while exploring, ideation, launching and scaling a successful platform & ecosystem business model.


Open Source

You can download the complete Kit for free incl. 12+ canvases, innovation plan & assessment

Over 250 ventures

Based on the experience of building over 250 digital platform & ecosystem ventures

Optimized for Platforms & Ecosystems

Optimized for network based businesses like AirBnB, Amazon, Alibaba & Co

Adopted worldwide

Our tools are used by Fortune500 companies, startups and academic institutes worldwide

Interactive Support

Our App provides interactive support and guidance with tutorials and insights from global experts

Easy to use

Designed for ease of use – making business model innovation as simple as possible


Platform & Ecosystem business models are transforming every industry right now. 13 out of the top 15 S&P500 companies are based on platform business models and the rise continues. With their hyper scaling character they beat traditional businesses every time. So if you are a startup or corporate and you don’t invest into a platform strategy, you don’t have a digital strategy securing future growth. 

We strongly believe in the power of co-creation and true digital transformation comes through collaboration and creating network based businesses.

That’s why we put our experience of creating & scaling over 250 digital ventures into the Platform Innovation Kit, to help organizations worldwide to build successful platforms & ecosystems.


The Platform Innovation Kit (PIK) is a new kind of business and strategy toolset allowing Executives, Innovation Teams and Startups to understand and build new digital growth engines.

It consists of 3 major components:

      Innovation-Plan – a step-by-step plan guiding you from ideation to growth

      Set of Canvases – over 12 canvases to facilitate discussions and team work

      Assessment – compare yourself against 20 best practices

It is used by organizations worldwide (Fortune500 corporates, startups, social communities) to create platforms, ecosystems or decentralized (Blockchain, DLT) business models.

The Kit is published for free under the creative commons licensing model to allow everybody to benefit from it. Until today it has been downloaded >20.000 times and is teached in business schools around the globe.


The PIK facilitates discussions among Executives and Innovation Teams in various formats:

      Innovation Workshops & Programs

      Executive Workshops 

      Platform Audits & Assessments

      Masterclasses & Inhouse Trainings

If you want to engage with us, please check our Academy or Services sections for our service offerings.

  • The Platform Business Model Canvas is a perfect tool to design platform business models.

    Thilo Kassen
    Executive Manager, PRISMA Capacity
  • The Platform Innovation Kit absolutely kept its promise of hyper scaling our business by taping into the power of ecosystems and collaboratively owned surplus value!

    Christoph Hinske
    CEO Center for Societal Smart Grid Design
  • The Platform Innovation Kit is a great designed method to get different perspectives of your new business.

    Arthur Nonnenmacher
    New Business Manager, Balluff AG
  • The Platform Innovation Kit transforms a platform idea into a mature platform business model in the simplest possible way

    Dr. Lutz Kohl
    Product Manager & Co Founder Apiomat


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