Learn a powerful methodology for designing platforms: a design framework, a unified market theory and a set of tools to take your projects or facilitation business to the next level.

Master platform design by joining our training programs

The Masterclass

Accelerate your learning by understanding and applying our tools to your project or business idea in a step-by-step 2-day experience:

  • Change your mindset, look at markets and organizations through the lens of ecosystems thinking, and grasp the opportunities
  • Learn how to use a full set of design tools while you accelerate your strategy

What you will learn:

  • Clearly understanding your ecosystem, the evolution of your value chain
  • Frame the context: how to frame a platformization opportunity and apply patterns of platform thinking to strengthen you design context
  • Learn the tools: how to use and apply the 8 Platform Design Toolkit canvases to a single project work, from ecosystem identification and strategy design, to prototyping and preparation of the validation phase
  • Learn the Principles of Platform Design: What are the principles of platform design one should keep in mind while developing an ecosystem mobilization strategy

A 2-day experience that takes you from zero to a clear execution plan for a project.

Who it is for

  • Entrepreneurs and Intrapreneurs (individually or in teams) who will leap forward their ideas and begin prototyping to launch experiments
  • Managers at innovation, strategy and marketing units who want to understand and begin using platform strategies in their day-to-day
  • Consultants and strategy designers who want to initiate themselves into platform and ecosystem thinking and know how to use the tools
  • Companies (incubators, marketplaces) that operate in a digital space and would like to understand how to capture value from the ecosystem.
  • Social entrepreneurs and public servants who seek to increase their impact through platformization.

The Bootcamp

Develop and deepen your facilitation and strategy design capabilities as an individual, team or organization in just 3 days:

  • A format geared towards mastering the whole depth of thinking and potential of platform design beyond a single project
  • A program designed to transfer capabilities to become a Platform Design Toolkit facilitator

What you will learn:

  • All what is included in the Platform Design Masterclass but independently from a specific project work
  • The key elements of Platform Design and the Unified Market theory: how post-industrial markets operate
  • Understanding network effects and high-scalability and solving the Chicken-and-Egg problem: where to focus for growth
  • Effects and overlaps of Platform Design on Organizational Transformation
  • How to design and run Platform Design workshops: our experience and the nuts-and-bolts to be successful

A 3-day experience that helps you master the theory and the tools to share knowledge in your organization or offer Platform Design as a service.

Who it is for

  • Ambitious leaders and shapers who want to leverage platform strategies and be the ambassadors of platform thinking in their organization
  • Consultants and strategic designers who want to learn how to master and hone the platform design capabilities and enable transformation
  • Agencies that want to learn how to integrate platform and ecosystems thinking into their current offering
  • Facilitators who want to integrate the Platform Design Toolkit methods to help clients achieve their project goals

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What they say about us

John HagelDeloitte Center for Edge Innovation

“In an increasingly networked world, we're going to need more tools like the Platform Design Toolkit.”

Genevieve DouhetAssociate Director, Innovation, Société Générale

“The Platform Design Toolkit is more than a tool, it is a mindset. It helped us explore how to connect all the players around innovation challenges.”

Bas Van Ulzen Global Lead Accelerator and Innovation coaches ING, Global

“A great workshop that helps deeply understand the fundamentals of platform design thinking and how to apply customer development and lean startup thinking to develop a platform proposition.”

Giuseppe PasceriCTIO Jobrapido

“This framework gives new and fundamental tools to understanding our world, the epochal changes that are involving society and thus the way we produce value.”

Andrea CattabrigaChairman SlowD

“We used the method and this led us to the thinking and reasoning that was necessary to clarify many complex issues in our ecosystem. I highly recommend the methodology because we tested it and it simply works!”

Jordi Llonch EsteveCEO Sharing Academy

“When the hype was the Business Model Canvas and everyone was crazy about it, Simone came up with the toolkit that Sharing Economy entrepreneurs like me had been searching for a long time. I used it to create Sharing Academy and I recommend it now to entrepreneurs in the Collaborative Economy.”

Tin Hang LiuCEO OSVehicle

“Platform Design Toolkit helped us craft our vision and get into YCombinator with a scalable business model.”

Ron KersicPlatform Architecture & Design, CTO Office — ING Global

“So deceptively simple, yet the platform concept is profound enough to be radically transforming the global economy. The 2-day masterclass is essential in giving you all the tools, and the mindset to go along, to truly understand what it means to live and prosper in this new era.”

Join us in one of our upcoming events

Course TypeDate & VenueDetailsInstructor(s)Get ticketsAvailability
3-Day Platform Design Toolkit Bootcamp October, 8-10th, Milan (Italy) In English, targeted to those looking to become facilitators & experts Luca Ruggeri, Simone Cicero, Eugenio Battaglia Sold Out.
2-Day Masterclass December, 10-11th 2019 City: Amsterdam (Amersfoort) In English, includes Design and Validation Setup, single project work focused Luca Ruggeri, Ron Kersic, Adriana Lakatosova Sales Open
3-Day Platform Design Toolkit Bootcamp January, 28-30th 2020, City: Paris (Venue is TBC) In English, targeted to those looking to become facilitators & experts Simone Cicero, Taoufik Vallipuram, Tanamiranga Ralaindimby Sales Open