BUILDING NEW CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURES, BENEFICIAL FOR THE WORLD

ALERT! EXPLORATORY CHALLENGE AHEAD!

Realize your purpose-driven dream in a radical new way.


APPLICATIONS OPEN
January 20




ODYSSEY CONNECT
February 4-5




APPLICATIONS CLOSE
February 24




WORKSHOPS
May & September




HACKATHON
November 13 – 15




ODYSSEY IGNITE
November & December




APPLICATIONS OPEN
January 20




ODYSSEY CONNECT
February 4-5




APPLICATIONS CLOSE
February 24




WORKSHOPS
May & September




HACKATHON
November 13 – 15




ODYSSEY IGNITE
November & December



THE CHALLENGE

Each day of your life you eat, you drink, you move, you breathe and live as part of an ecosystem, the earth, our planet. The only one we have. All species need food, water, places to move and live. They make it work (in an emergent way). Today man, lives and does business. What could happen if you’d create critical infrastructures purely purpose driven? If you could just make it work without it having to be a business. What would a beneficial critical infrastructure look like?

Learn more about Nature2.0.

CONTEXT

We live in a world where we treat every entity as-if it is a business. It is a way of looking and thinking in which we are trained and get acknowledged and reaffirmed every day. It is the narrative we know and speak. A narrative that we never question. But what are we missing out on if we follow this narrative? In this challenge we are going to explore alternative narratives and find out what they could bring.

What if we take the starting point of nature: critical needs like food, water, movement, energy are the results of emergent ecosystems- provided by informal vital infrastructures. What should be the nature of a beneficial critical infrastructure? What should be its purpose and what their core values? In our challenge we are going to play around with all the different forms it could have inspired by different narratives, forms of symbioses (co-creation).

Can you imagine an incorruptible resilient well engineered delivering of critical goods and services beneficial for the wellbeing of all our worlds inhabitants? In our challenge workshop we start with your purpose driven dream. Together we co-create on unimaginable ways to make it happen. What if we start to look for the elements we deem normal in our current narrative, but which are actually crazy? It is a first step to identify room for change. Join us on our quest where we hunt for new narratives and paradigm shifts!

What if we take a starting point inspired by Nature? Visit Nature2.0.

IMPACT

We are looking for the new critical infrastructures (composed by emergent ecosystems) operating beneficial for all. What if your solutions and ecosystems are part of that?

In the past 2 years we discovered that these ecosystems beneficial for society could function in radical different ways. For example, they operate as commons or as an ecosystem towards abundance. We also found out that independent of what your purpose-driven dream is, they all could have very similar building blocks so collaboration comes naturally. 

In our current world our (Critical) infrastructures are not in competition. What if we could find ways to reinforce them and build on one another? The result of your endeavor will most probably be a new kind of distributed organization to fulfill your purpose-driven dream. What if it could also be the missing link to a new co-creation partner for today’s critical infrastructures? Imagine solutions that function in a robust and resilient way, benefitting all. What if these could help realize your purpose-driven dream or vision? Do you foresee co-creation with the current critical infrastructures?

Understanding the impact – what have we learned so far? https://nature2.ooo/challenge

A PARTICIPATING TEAM WILL...

Follow the heart, possibly creating a community of enthusiasts and helpers before the hackathon, challenge current narratives and typical organizational structures (think new organizational species like DAO), build a commons or ecosystem towards abundance, live in shifted paradigms and jointly discover new forms of acceleration.

Key element
Build the unimaginable.

ECOSYSTEM

Enexis Netbeheer (DSO)
Rijkswaterstaat (Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment)
Waterschap de Dommel (Dutch regional water authority)
Ministry of Defence: Innovation Center FRONT (Future Relevant Operations with Next Generation Technology ) & Conflict Prevention Division

WHAT HAPPENS
WITH THE WINNER

Before during and after the hackathon there is a strong focus on developing a sovereign or autonomous ecosystem around participating teams and their purposes. Co-creation with the other ecosystems and Nature2.o participants is a second another possible avenue of possible growth and evolution.

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THIS CHALLENGE CONTRIBUTES TO SOLVING:

1.2 By 2030, reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children of all ages living in poverty in all its dimensions according to national definitions.

ELIGIBLE TEAMS

STUDENT TEAMS
STARTUPS
ESTABLISHED STARTUPS
SCALE-UPS
SMES
CORPORATE TEAMS
COMMUNITY TEAMS

TEAM QUALITIES

This is an exploratory challenge aimed at realizing your purpose in unimaginable but tangible ways.
Purpose is paramount.
Intense preparation, community building and the hunt for paradigm shifts are part of this challenge.

You won’t get rich, but will live your dream.

What happens with a team when they join the Nature2.0 challenge?
Visit their heroes journey.

REQUIREMENTS

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Follow your heart: the motor driving force of this challenge is your intrinsic motivation to realize your purpose.

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Build a commons, or an ecosystem towards abundance; build it as an open-source critical infrastructure beneficial for all.

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Have an open mind, a passion for crazy stuff and a collaborative heart.

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Willings to build beneficial for everybody-Open-Source AGPL 3 or GPL 3, creative commons 3.0 non-commercial share alike (NCSA) by…