State as Catalyst
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Public Innovation Week 2022

Our mission

We foster collective intelligence and creativity for the common good through analysis, and advice. We support organizations with a genuine change-making mindset, policy makers, civil society actors and private companies.

Our job



We help expand options, by:

  • Reframing challenges, through unconventional case studies, inspiring alternatives, and compelling outliers​​​
  • Branding and position analysis thanks to stakeholder mapping, systems analysis, dialogue interviews, and focus groups​​​
  • Developing new options through ideation and foresight techniques applied to policy-making​​​
  • Injecting a regular dose of stimulation by monitoring new signals, technologies, and fresh actors


We help public authorities, civil society organizations, think tanks and all those contributing to public policies espouse new agendas and solutions, by:

  • Producing new visions, roadmaps and public policy solutions, with a variety of public policy actors and/or the wider public ​
  • Designing and running collective intelligence, ideation and deliberative democracy processes​
  • Stirring your thinking and sharpening your analysis about complex issues, and helping you frame long-term strategy, planning and action, building on our considerable experience of innovation and politics


We help public authorities and public policy actors accelerate change, by:

  • Increasing public support through creative political communications, advocacy, and media relations advice
  • Putting the tools of collective thinking and creation into the capable hands of organizations, teams and individuals. We’ve created learning experiences for dozens of cultures, organizations and contexts worldwide. Our workshops are available as single events or programmed learning
  • Giving people the means to drive change through community organizing

Recent projects and collaborations

We work on both macro and micro issues, at a global and a local level. On a mission for a client or by our own initiative. We focus on matters of general interest.

Some of our clients and partners

Publications and resources

We are regularly invited as contributors in newspapers, magazines and digital media. We produce opinion pieces policy papers, reports, videos, podcasts… and books. All in support of ideas and solutions around the common good and ‘Democracy’.