Since several years, we are creating meaningful and well structured ecosystems of different organisations. Together, they make groundbreaking innovation happen. We are an ecosystem ourselves, a unique blend of purpose-driven innovators, community shapers, strategic designers, business transformation experts and change makers. BOND International is a joint mission of betahausX, N+P Design and SPINPARTNERS.
What we do
We create meaningful ecosystems of different organisations. Together, they make groundbreaking innovation happen. We follow a co-creation approach, together with our clients and the different parties of an ecosystem. Our formats start with initial purpose definition workshops, strategic ecosystem visions and blueprints, cover the design and set-up of ecosystems and might include the full-scale ongoing operations of ecosystems.
Strategic vision and
Design and set-up of
Purpose definition workshops
Regional Innovation Hub
We supported the city of Neukirchen-Vluyn and the intermunicipal wir4 economic development agency in the framework conception of the idea for a regional innovation center within a planned creative quarter. In an exploratory phase, the views of various stakeholders in the regional business and innovation ecosystem were explored. These perspectives were incorporated into the design of an interdisciplinary workshop.
The participants included the mayor and the municipal administration of the city of Neukirchen-Vluyn, the intermunicipal economic development agency wir4, several regional universities, social institutions, real estate developers and various business enterprises.
The workshop was conducted virtually using various online collaboration tools. Not only the moderation but also the technical process received much positive feedback. Though this process, it was possible to unite the different points of view into a common conceptual framework. This included the basic thematic orientation of an innovation center, a profile of requirements and functions, synergies with the surrounding creative quarter, and the clarification of willingness to participate.
Strategic vision and ecosystem blueprint
in Food & Mobility
“Food & Mobility as a service” is a holistic vision for premium mobile dining experiences and is based on trends in nutrition, consumption behaviour, mobility and connectivity. During the development phase we conducted extensive desk research, stakeholder interviews, workshops with startups and generated a complete blueprint for a cross-industry ecosystem. “AVA” is an intermodal platform concept, which enables travellers to access food throughout their whole travel chain. Intermodal dynamic routing eases the matching of individual mobility and food chains. The concept AVA was made tangible through high-quality renderings and UI/UX design. We are already woking on the real-life implementation of such a holistic cross-industry ecosystem with various partners. The strategic vision and ecosystem blueprint sparked multiple formats such as a landing page, video, articles in journals and conference presentations. Our concept was a starting point for projects, in particular with several vehicle manufacturers.Learn more
Design and set-up of ecosystems
Conception and management of startup challenges and ecosystem programs for production and mechanical engineering companies based on the IoT platform Siemens MindSphere. We were responsibile for international scouting, conception of various innovation events with industry practitioners and startups, comprehensive marketing (film, mailing, website, scoial media, PR, ...). The challenges and ecosystem development resulted in pilot projects for the startups and led to significant strengthening of the relationship between the companies of the IoT-Ecosystem as well as increased media attention.Learn more
Large and holistic mobility
We have realigned and operated a large open innovation program into an ecosystem program, including new methods, new formats and a complete brand & communication relaunch. Together we developed a partnership and ecosystem hub to identify joint business development projects with a wide variety of collaborations from start-ups to global corporations. BOND International was responsible for the program development, market intelligence generation, events organisation, scouting & matchmaking, and website. Due to the pandemic, the complete program was reshaped in a very short time frame and since then conducted digitally.Learn more
Key challenges of our time can only be solved through collaboration in ecosystems. They are more innovative, faster and better able to distribute risks. We understand an ecosystem to be a coherent, structured and active collaboration of different organizations, focused on a common purpose. Typically, the purpose is cross-industry and can best be addressed by an interdisciplinary mix of diverse organizations, e.g., from corporations, mid-sized companies, startups, universities, and so on. Collaboration “at eye level” can take place along the value chain of an industry (e.g. from raw material to consumer) or between different industries (e.g. food and mobility). Our proven ecosystem framework was developed over years in many projects.
Managing Director at N+P
> Award-winning cross-industry designer
> Many years of experience with international business partners
> Pioneer in the development of user experiences across all touch points for mobility, industry, medical and home solutions
> Extensive experience in international market research studies
Business transformation and ecosystem building expert
Managing Partner at SPINPARTNERS
> Many years of experience in digital transformation and innovation programs
> Expert in business ecosystems with corporations, mid-sized companies, startups and public institutions > Corporate leadership experience, serial founder, senior advisor for startups and innovation hubs
> Experience in mobility & logistics, digital, food, services, industry
Community building and event management expert
Maximilian von der Ahé
CEO at Betahaus
> Globally networked designer of creative communities and events
> Managing director: betahausX & betahaus
> Founder betahaus and betahausX, an international community of innovators and creatives
> Serial entrepreneur who created betahausX, a global scouting program
> Extensive experience in benefit-driven innovation and building business ecosystems