CREATE A BETTER TOMMOROW The most advanced toolset for launching & scaling platforms & marketplaces FREE DOWNLOAD MORE ABOUT THE TOOLSET PLATFORM INNOVATION KIT 5

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
Advanced Toolset

Coming Soon: Ecosystem Strategy

As we move from a market perspective into an ecosystem perspective, we developed this Advanced Toolset to help you to identify, evaluate and select your strategic position in emerging business ecosystems.

This tool is important to:

  • Understand those emerging ecosystems (e.g. healthcare, mobility, manufacturing, …)
  • Identify and evaluate control points
  • Identify whitespaces for platform plays
  • Align executives to craft a solid company strategy
  • Align founder teams about the future of their platform venture

The package includes:

  • Ecosystem Strategy Playbook (.pdf) incl. Intro to Ecosystems, Control Points, Strategic Plays)
  • Step-by-Step process (.pdf) to craft an ecosystem strategy and to identify whitespaces for platforms
  • 3 Canvases (as .pdf and high resolution .png format for A0 printing)
  • Access-Code to our online user guide for this advanced toolset

The canvases included in this package:

  • Ecosystem Forces Scan
  • Ecosystem Journey
  • Control Point Evaluation
advanced toolset

Coming Soon: Platform Architecture

In collaboration with leading platform powerhouse Amazon AWS we co-developed an Advanced toolset helping you to design a modern architecture for your platform business.

Release: May 2021

advanced toolset

Coming Soon: Network Effects

A successful platform is based on network effects. But what are network effects and how to create them? In our upcoming Advanced Toolset we guide you through this process to identify, build and scale network effects and reinforcement engines. 

Release: May 2021

advanced toolset

Coming Soon: Financial Modeling of multi-sided businesses

Platforms make it possible to implement different monetization strategies. With our Advanced Toolset we help you to:

  • Assessment different monetization strategies
  • Simulate different scenarios
  • Calculate profit & loss statements
  • Calculate network effects

Release: May 2021

advanced toolset

Coming Soon: Platform Value Stack

The Platform Value Stack is a strategic multi-tool for platform businesses / ventures. With our Advanced toolset you will be able to:

  • Learn the principles of the Platform Value Stack to drive the future success of your platform
  • Craft a solid platform strategy

This package includes:

  • Comprehensive Playbook (.pdf)
  • Special Canvases
  • Access to our Advanced Toolset User-Guide

Release: May 2021

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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