For sales/revenue acquisition efforts to work we need information about Edgeryders company. In a way that makes visible examples of how we will serve a pressing need for the person who would be signing the proverbial check. I have hired a copywriter who’s work it is to put together a sharp presentation, content for a corporate landing page. As well as for short & sharp boiler plate texts to include in other sites (one “about edgeryders” paragraph) bottom of all future sites and on social media profiles. Basically - they need to craft a corporate identity and branded materials for easy sharing with others.
This is tricky as our offerings span across a broad range from software etc. And we need to not give an impression that any of our software/tools are ready to plug and play. Rather we are closer to a think tank. One that is differentiated by two things. 1) People: unique breadth of in house expertise (people in the community who can be hired in as consultants and already have some kind of interoperability due to the platform). 2) Science and Tech: All work is backed by inhouse cutting edge science, technologies and tools that can be customised to meet a clients needs. Read: Advice as well as Deployment capacity in one place. The sections around people are easy/straightforward. It’s the rest that is tricky.
Below is a wiki with what I have pulled together from different places so far (with lots of repetition, stuff that needs to be simplified, broken links etc). Some of it is copy pasted from elsewhere because it does a good job of explaining stuff that is otherwise too fuzzy. The material below is not for public consumption, only to give the copywriter something to work from…If you have views about the contents, or want to add stuff where you see there are gaps or edit away stuff please do. This document goes to the copywriter on saturday so as for us to have the material early next week. Once they are done I am setting them onto the SciFi economics Lab, PopRebel and NGI stuff.
We are a company living in symbiosis with an online community of thousands of hackers, activists, radical thinkers and doers, and just normal people that want to make a difference.
- We want to impact…
- We are specialised in using data science to activate and direct collective intelligence dynamics towards innovating creative solutions to hard problems.
- Our vision is to be ecosystem builders.
- We know the world changes when you build dense networks around goal oriented individuals and organisations .
- The key tools we use to do our work are… Horison Scanning, Community Building & Management, Technologies for Collective intelligence and co-creation, Computational Social Science, Data Science and a stack of tools and practices for Distributed collaboration.
- Over the past 7 years we have grown to become…
- 6,000 strong community of changemakers. (please do not use the language of “employ”)
- Among us there are scientists, psychologists, economists, international development leaders, engineers, philosophers, designers, sustainability practitioners, information and operational security experts, journalists, business leaders, civil servants, artists and storytellers, medical practitioners, educators, political representatives, community mobilisers, Stay at home parents, Pensioners, Students, City planners and many more
- What we have in common is…
The company started in 2013 as a spin-off of a Council of Europe project. It both serves the community and uses its collective smarts to power its own activities.
Thematic Clusters & Services
Edgeryders is a home to many “free radicals”. We are continuously doing experimental work in the form of projects and ventures imagined and deployed by different constellations of individuals and organisations. Many are ephemeral collaborations that dissolve once the goals are met. Over time relationships form between people and organisations who choose to continue working with one another towards a shared vision. They become clusters.
How is this different from a network? In a network, participants look for how to make the most of what others are doing. In a system, participants are willing to re-orient their work, so as to better work with the other participants. If you are a social cooperative, you must look away from providing standardized services to customizing what you do in order to better valorize the capabilities of the people they are assisting. And so on.
- Environment and Climate : EarthOS is our cluster of innovators around ecological living, ecosystem restoration and esp. climate change amelioration and adaptation. It is a set of experimental projects assembling community and diverse institutional partners to apply solutions to climate change and sustainability challenges in today’s world as a house on fire. The findings from the projects serve as data points in developing new economic theory and models needed to enable transition to a sustainable future. (More)
- Research & Development : This cluster designs and deploys R&D activities including joint development of new open source technologies and common infrastructure upon which members can build new products and services. Members build meaningful research partnerships and pursue funding together. (More)
- Good Technology : This cluster experiments what new technologies really should do for humanity and all it encompasses. Individuals and organisations in this cluster develop technologies guided by insights from open and inclusive dialogue on how technologies should work, be governed, financed and built. (More)
Culture for Transformation : This cluster connects and equips artists, producers, as well as researchers to experiment uses of culture as a tool for social change, and digital technology as a way to accelerate it.
- Distributed Futures Lab : This cluster equips leaders and organisations to better navigate the new reality. Member build tools and frameworks for activities, ventures and programs that are ideated and deployed by large numbers of individuals working together over the internet. (More)
- One Health & Resilience : This cluster takes a collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches to make sense of how to respond to links, interdependencies and commonalities of human and ecosystem health. (More)
- Good Work & Life: We build a meaningful, productive and enjoyable work-and-life environment. It combines business incubation, P2P learning, socialisation and communal spaces. (More)
We have worked with (Tags): City of Matera, World Bank, University of Bordeaux, City of Milano, EIT Climate-Kic, Stockholm School of Economics, WeMake, Nesta, City of Amsterdam, DeLab, European Commission, Huset Blivande, Forum Europe, City of Galway, City of Bucharest, UNDP, Unesco, Rockefeller Foundation, Global Utmaning, Namahn, Reagent, Counterculture Labs, The Woodbine Collective, Families Of Color Seattle, OpenInsulin, Belgium Design Council, Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Doucheflux, echOpen, TraumaTour, Cosáin ++
A manual for effective distributed work. This manual provides comprehensive documentumation of the knowledge about distributed collaboration (“remote work”, “telework”) that Edgeryders has developed. Funder: EIT Climate-KIC.
Collective intelligence in events . Using documentation and ethnographic techniques to increase the impact of events. Clients: UNESCO, Forum Europe, Nesta, Rockefeller Foundation.
Capacity building for climate action . We mobilize alternative actors and engineer public/private partnerships to discover solid, transmissible, system-level understandings of the sort of transformation we, as a civilization, are trying to achieve. Our goal is to achieve instances of radical decarbonization i.e. green urban living in Brussels. Client: Climate KIC.
Technology for co-creation . Build experimental software and methodology for decentralized organizations and co-created culture, starting with Edgeryders Nordics team. Client: Swedish arts council fund - Kulturbryggan.
Spot the Future . Scanning the horizon for trends in social innovation in Armenia, Egypt and Georgia. Client: United Nations Development Programme.
European Capitals of Culture . Advising candidate cities to the title of European Capitals of Culture, and deploying projects to strengthen their bids. Clients so far: Matera, Italy (winner 2019); Galway, Ireland (winner 2020); and Bucharest, Romania (shortlisted 2021).
The unMonastery. A semi-permanent residency for hackers and social innovators, drawing inspiration from early Western monasticism, living in the service of a local community.
OpenCare . Finding and assessing initiatives of community provided health and social care. Client: European Commission, DG CNECT.
MENA Regional Youth Platform . A platform for collaborative livelihood and business development by young people from the Middle East / North African region. Client: World Bank.
Design thinking for policy innovation . New methods to design and evaluate innovation in public policy. Client: European Commission Joint Research Council, Innovation Policy Unit (in collaboration with Namahn.
Future Makers . Prototyping the city as a wiki. Client: United Nations Development Programme and United Nations Volunteers.
To learn more about our work, the best way is to schedule a quick call with us by writing to email@example.com