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Newsletter 145: Platform Renaissance, Digital Product Passport, AI-First Marketplace

Keep up to date with Digital Business Trends and what is happening in TheNTWK Community with our Newsletter. Learn from others and share your experiences at TheNTWK, the hub of knowledge for digital business models.

Platform Thinking Magazine. Platform Renaissance

NTWKer Daniel Trabucchi shared the results of the research that they guided over the last year with Tommaso Buganza, aiming to find out how S&P500 companies applied #PlatformThinking to foster innovation.

Platform Thinking Magazine introduces the #Renaissance of platforms and their brand new tool: the #PlatformThinkingCompass!

Check it out for free and let them know your feedback!


Marina Planas's Key Takeaways from “The Renaissance of Platforms: How S&P500 Companies are Innovating through Platform Thinking.”

Last week, Marina Planas, CEO & Co-Founder of TheNTWK, attended the report presentation by NTWKers Daniel Trabucchi & Tommaso Buganza at Politecnico di Milano on "The Renaissance of Platforms: How S&P500 Companies are Innovating through Platform Thinking."

Marina shared her key takeaways:

✅ 92% of S&P 500 companies have experimented with platforms.

✅ Only 30% are truly maximizing the opportunities that platform-based business models present.

✅ The importance of leveraging innovation through platforms: It’s crucial to decide if the focus is on efficiency (process-driven) or innovation (product-driven).

✅ When asked to describe platform business in one word, participating companies responded with Paradigm shift, valorization, awareness, comparison, metamorphosis, opportunity, evolution, open-mindedness, and synergy.

On November 20th, we'll be co-hosting the English online version, stay tuned!


What to Know About the EU’s Upcoming Digital Product Passport

Anna Noakes Schulze shared a great example of blockchain supporting circularity in the notoriously wasteful apparel industry. Customers get transparency and the information they need to make better and more sustainable choices. ♻️

"Officially titled the Digital Product Passport (DPP), the tool will require brands to collect and share data from a product’s entire lifecycle accessible in the form of a 'digital twin'...The data can then be accessed by a care label – QR code or barcode – which a customer can scan to view the information provided." 🙌


The AI-First Marketplace

Marina Planas posted 4 new features within marketplace architecture thanks to AI from NFX:

1. Automation Unlocked Supply

2. Better Demand Side Embedding

3. Reimagining the Search Box

4. Vastly Improved Internal Efficiency


Nature Tech Ecosystem v3. Mapping the movers and shakers of the new Regenerative Economy by Mathias Boissonot

NTWKer Marta Agrech shared the Nature Tech Ecosystem map by Mathias Boissonot who posted:

"In our proposed new perspective, Climate Tech becomes Nature Tech. Beyond the atmosphere, we focus on ALL earth systems:

➊ Atmosphere (air)

➋ Biosphere (fauna & flora)

➌ Hydrosphere (water & oceans)

➍ Lithosphere (soil and earth)

➎ Anthroposphere (human activity)

And because our issues are urgent and complex, we’re all gonna have to figure out how to form the most powerful, kick-ass collaborative relationships possible.

This is where our Nature Tech Ecosystem map comes in.

Created with the help of our partners Laura Duarte and Rafael Aldon, this visual offers a whole systems understanding of the players, relationships, gaps and opportunities available to us in Nature Tech.

Frontliners, think-tanks, fintech, digital infrastructure, venture builders, and media… we all have our role to play."


How Can a Competitive Market Become Collaborative with Marketplaces

Our new NTWKer, Pau Monserrat, shared an article about how cooperation may emerge in the commerce ecosystems beyond buyer/seller transactions:

"One can consider trade commerce as a competition between suppliers to catch a relationship with market buyers. Usually, buyers and suppliers -the players- do not cooperate with the players on the same side.

In the buyer's case, probably because of a lack of connection (interaction) and low benefit (or high cost) in the short-run for cooperation. The big buyers probably see others as competitors in bargaining with suppliers, and the small ones have little motivation."


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