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Ecosystems – a systemic approach to accelerate innovation

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 thriving innovation ecosystems where we inspire and connect people, enabling collaboration across organisations, cultures and generations to solve current challenges.

Our Ecosystem Model

Our ecosystem model is a carefully crafted set of activities focused on enabling collaboration and supporting innovation partnerships. Building on years of experience, we developed activities proven to engage different actors who share a common theme. Together, they partner as a community to increase environmental and social impact.

Our Ecosystem Principles

Each ecosystem circles around one main theme, which is the purpose, challenge and driver of it. And all of them follow the same principles.

Our impact ecosystems are communities of individuals engaged on a topic that they deeply care about. Ecosystems are places of openness, curiosity, and respectful conversation at every level. We create space where connections are made, relationships can grow, and fruitful partnerships can bloom.

Entrepreneurship can take many forms: from founding startups
and initiatives, or creating new political programmes, to implementing corporate intrapreneurship. We believe another economy is possible, which is why we set out to support those who have the courage to lead the way.


To create game-changing, sustainable innovations in a complex world, we need to consider perspectives from all stakeholders, listen deeply, and share expertise. By bringing together actors from business, government institutions, NGOs, and the startup world, we create an environment where hidden potential is uncovered, unexpected relationships are initiated, and collaboration becomes the key lever for successful innovation.

How Impact Ecosystems support collaborative partnerships


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Key activities within the ecosystems

We facilitate various activities to help all stakeholders collaborate better and grow game-changing innovations that contribute to solving some of the most pressing challenges of our time.

Community Management

Our ongoing community management ensures seamless exchange and networking, based on the members’ needs.

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Trend Research & Report

To identify main trends and opportunities within each ecosystem, we conduct qualitative research which results in regular Trend Reports. Check out the latest reports we have conducted for our Circular Economy and Sustainable Food Ecosystems. 

Conferences & Events

We run monthly ecosystem events where the growing community comes together to exchange, discuss and network. In addition, we coordinate an annual Flagship summit, where members showcase their achievements and discuss with global thought leaders.


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Accelerator Programme

We design and implement tailored venture support programmes, providing expert knowledge, mentoring and access to investors, potential partners and the community.

Matchmaking Formats

With our investor and partnership matching formats we bring together ventures and potential partners to kickstart partnerships and pilot projects.

“We got perfect and absolutely fantastic support from Impact Hub Berlin. I think they brought a very good atmosphere, a really exciting energy. It was a natural fit to find a partner in Impact Hub Berlin."
– Michael Géci, Head of Innovation, DECENT

Ted Talk – Can one company save the World?

Leon Reiner shows us what it takes to build a better tomorrow and why radical collaboration is the route that can take us there.


Join us at an upcoming event and meet an inspiring network of people who are passionate about working together to build a new economy.

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How to get involved


Ecosystems are driven by their community. Do you want to be involved as an Ecosystem partner? Contact Janna Schlender, Partnerships & Sales Team at partnerships.berlin@impacthub.net.

Are you an entrepreneur in one of our ecosystem areas? Join our community to scale your impact!

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