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WE model and design innovation ecosystems


Context Labs provides a professional service for at-scale industries and ecosystems seeking to better understand their interconnected supply chains, and to further transform them using integrated blockchain technologies.

Context Labs Services leverages Innovation Dynamics, our Pentalytics Ecosystems Modeling to design and model innovation ecosystems.  Our modeling of innovation ecosystems has provided insights into urban planning, university alumni career development, technology-sector investment targeting, and comparable analyses for location-based R&D investments.  The platform we've developed for this effort is InnovationScope™, with technology originally developed in a founder's MIT Thesis.  

The underlying technology and theory for InnovationScope™ was employed in developing and designing the framework and method for the Open Music Initiative (OMI).  The framework was rolled out with the launch of the OMI in the summer of 2016 by its co-founders Context Labs, Berklee College of Music, and design firm IDEO.  OMI currently has over 200 global music ecosystem members, including Spotify, Pandora, YouTube, Netflix, Viacom, Sony Music, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, Consensus, Soundcloud, SESAC, SiriusXM, RedBull, Round Hill Music, MIT Media Lab, and many other fine organizations.  

One strategic outcome for the OMI is the development of an open API, enabling the ecosystem to have a level of interoperability (called "Minimum Viable Interoperability"/MVI) to enable its transformation in the digital era, to meet the OMI’s stated mission of assuring “proper compensation for all creators, performers and rights holders of music,” OMI has identified the need to link recordings, musical works, and music rights holders and creators, with its API for MVI.