The openCoLab provides an open platform to leverage individuals and organisations talents, experiences and resources to work on things that matter. Because it matters.

Vision, Mission and Values

Our vision is to open a doorway between worlds, the current one and one that it could be.

Our mission is to join up passionate, innovative individuals and organisations through decentralised networks: openCoLab, to make great things happen.

Our Values Are

Pull works; push doesn’t

Walk the talk

Collaboration

Transparency

Decentralised

Trust

Fairshare

It’s got to be fun changing the world

How the openCoLab Works

Our approach to establishing openCoLab is via client projects where some members participate and while others are invited to observe via a show and share model.

This is based on the logic that structure / process follows the work.

As we come together, learn and explore, we build trust and reciprocity; out of which emerges opportunity and projects.  We apply and build out our infrastructure and tools as we go.

Through relating and our relationships we create opportunity.

Our operating principles during this instigation phase are based on a common sense and simple fairshare principle of what you get out depends on what you put in (plus a small contribution to a shared commons).

For the openCoLab, this Strategy captures the essence of the future of work and cooperative collaboration to solve real world problems rather than push products.

1) Formalise Options and Establish Wider Joint Venture Collaborative (2 – 4 Months)

The next step based on partnering agreements would see the initial project transition to a sponsored project within the wider openCoLab community and platform with a cascading pipeline of projects – driven by the show and share model.

2) Evaluate Outcomes and Logic of Model and Formalise (3 Months)

Evaluate the success or otherwise of the project / outcomes and wider model for collaboration. Formalise wider collaborative arrangements seek further engagements / projects / funding.

3) Seek Broader Funding Contribution (3 / 6 – 12 Months)

Projects with validated value will be used to secure additional funding given that measured outcomes can be reported. Bring in further collaborators / projects / funders.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever has.”

Margaret Mead

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