Collaborative innovation is our catalyst for impact

At Impact Hub Berlin, we believe that the world’s greatest challenges will never be solved by one person or organisation alone. We need to work together. That’s why we set out to create a thriving innovation ecosystem where people collaborate across organisations, cultures and generations to solve the grand challenges of our time, represented by the Sustainable Development Goals.

17 Sustainable Development Goals defined by the United Nations: No poverty. Zero hunger. Good health and well being. Quality education. Gender equality. Clean water and sanitation. Affortable and clean energy. Decent work and economic growth. Industry Innovation and infrastructure. Reduced inequalities. Sustainable cities and communities. Responsible consumption and production. Climate action. Life below water. Life on island. Peace, justice and strong institutions. Partnerships for the goals.

Our mission is to build the future we want to live in. #TransitionTeam


Impact Hub Berlin is a catalyst for social innovation. We are a community, a consultancy and a creative space. We work at the intersection of innovation and society to collaboratively create impact with an entrepreneurial mindset.

The Impact Hub manifesto: We are a community of creators building a radically collaborative world. We Inspire. We connect. We enable. We start by asking why, we have no hidden agenda and we create scenarios where everyone wins. We work with a truly sustainable approach, emphasizing bringing our whole selves to work underpinned by a philosophy of failing forward.

Embedded in Design Thinking, our approach fosters collaboration, unlocks creativity and creates innovative solutions.


  • Inspire: challenging the status quo is possible – we do it every day.
  • Connect: accessing a professional ecosystem of changemakers and curating interaction across silos.
  • Enable: disrupting mindsets while sharing expertise and the necessary tools to create a better future for all.
The Double Diamond – visual map of Design Thinking process: Phase 1 Discover insight into problem. Phase 2 Define area focused upon. Phase 3 Develop potential solutions. Phase 4 Deliver solutions that work.

Human-Centered. Design Thinking is based on innovating by building empathy and gaining deep insights to understand a complex problem.

Collaborative. When solving a challenge, several great minds are always better than just one. Design Thinking benefits greatly from an interdisciplinary team.

Well-Structured. Design Thinking comes with a lot of useful tools. It draws inspiration from creative processes that are divided into different phases, sprints and tools.

Experimental. Design Thinking gives the participant permission to fail and to learn from their mistakes, because it encourages an iterative development process.

De-Risking. Using an iterative approach de-risks products by testing both their relevance and long-term feasibility prior to committing substantial investment.

Optimistic. Like many startup methodologies, Design Thinking is underpinned by the fundamental belief that we can all create change – no matter how big a problem, how little the time, or how small a budget.