Core activity: business training program
Governance model: public project
Patterns of Commoning:
Startups get a professional accompaniment in developing a sustainable businesses model that doesn't focus on growth, but on creating value for society.
On one side, there is a link with the strong local tradition of cooperatives and community organizations in Catalonia.
On the other side, it taps into global collaboration through the Internet: free software, free knowledge, free culture and open design.
Participating projects deal for instance with culture, housing, education, tourism, energy, intra-urban delivery, reuse of materials, waste recycling, services and content for free technologies.
Martina explains that they are an online collaboration platform that integrates existing open source tools, and leaves the technology in the hands of the users.
Their IT platform can be shared with bike delivery cooperatives in other cities, as a "platform cooperative", that creates value for the local economy.