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The most comprehensive toolset to design, launch & scale impactful platforms & marketplaces

Optimized for B2C & B&B Platforms

Optimized for network based businesses like B2C marketplaces but also for B2B platforms e.g. IIoT, Innovation Platforms, etc.

Ecosystems Strategy

Helps you to uncover future ecosystems and to make the right transformation decisions

Based on over 250 ventures projects

Based on the experience of building and scaling over 250 digital platform & ecosystem ventures in the last 20 years

Adopted worldwide

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

Established 2012

Since 2012 the PIK supports and pioneers a new discipline of platform business design

Sustainability by Design

Supports you to build a sustainable platforms with a triple bottom line impact – for Profit, for People and for Planet

  • 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
End-to-End Framework

Supports all lifestages of a platform

Very often teams are using multiple frameworks and tools like Design Thinking or the original Business Model Canvas for ideation. But those tools are lacking the capabilities to transfer and support a venture project into the scale-up phase. This leads to inconsistencies and very often misunderstandings. The PIK is designed to support all life stages of a platform venture – from exploration to scale – making it the most comprehensive toolset available.


A framework to Launch & Scale

To create an impactful and successful platform business it requires to align four perspectives. User needs with your solution (problem-platform fit), the market (market-platform fit), business (business-platform fit) and your capabilities (capabilities-platform fit). Our innovative double loop model helps you to align those perspectives in the exploration and the scale-up phase.

Core & Extended Tools

>25 canvases / visual templates

Since 2012 we continuously improve our toolset. Today, the PIK 5 core set consists of >25 canvases including the original “Platform Business Model Canvas”, the Value Network Canvas and other deep-dive visual tools. For example for monetization, Platform Service Design, Architecture, roadmapping, Network effects and so on. For each key questions we developed visual tools and guides helping entrepreneurs around the world.

Advanced Tools

>8 Playbooks & Special Tools

Building and scaling platforms is not easy. Therefore we created special “Advanced tools” together with platform powerhouses like Amazon AWS or leading venture builder The results are toolset consisting of dedicated playbooks and special tools (canvases, Excel files, …) for further deep dives. Covering topics like:

  • Ecosystem Strategy
  • Platform Architecture
  • Platform Value Stack
  • Financial Modeling
  • Trust & Governance Framework
  • Data Flywheel
Made to build better platforms

Sustainability by Design

Platforms are very powerful and disrupted each industry. But they also created a lot of damage to society. At the same time we face big challenges like climate change and pandemics. We strongly believe that in the future each business should be build with a positive impact to Profit, People and Planet – the so called triple bottom-line. Therefore we incorporated sustainability aspects into the tools, so that you create a positive impact platform business by design.


Supported by Platform Powerhouses

To build truly innovative but also very practical tools, we partnered with platform powerhouses. Fastbreak.One to bring in platform venture building experience of over 20 years. Amazon AWS as pioneers for modern platform architecture and the inventors of the (data) flywheel. And Miro as the leading global online collaboration tool. Combining venture building, technical leadership and facilitation experience.

Adopted by Global Innovators

LET'S Create a better tomorrow

Download the Platform Innovation Kit

Download the Core Canvases for free or our Advanced Tools to start your platform journey. After registration in our member portal you will have access to your downloads. All canvases are available as high-resolution pdf files and optimized for A0 printing. 

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