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ArmMe

An experimental organization that
stands for Social and Environmental
impactful globalized collaborative
innovations

 

 

How it works?

#0- Membership

The entire site is accessible for free to anybody, but the creativity processes are reserved to members. For instance to publish on behalf on ArmMe on social networks you will need to be a member. To contribute to the core of the innovation challenges you will also need to join. Membership is free and to fill in the form takes a few seconds.

 

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After registration you will enter a three steps innovative process that would lead to implement an alternative economic model where "Designing for better" is our new collective motto

ArmMe makes a deep change by bringing individuals to enter a virtuous circle, allowing them to turn every moment into a demonstration of support to a better world, contributing to collectively create, promote, produce and use products and services designed to benefit to the overall humanity. I am confident that it is possible to bring ideas that could have such impacts and then that our lives would never be the same.

 

How it works

STEP 1

Network

Create connections with members, create compelling posts and promote them on ArmMe's social networks, assist to bi-weekly meetings

STEP 2

Innovate

Join or create an innovative challenge to solve environmental or social issues, to design products and services that would benefit to the entire humanity

STEP 3

Supply

Contribute to implement a disruptive global supply chain designed for low carbon impacts to manufacture and deliver ArmMe's innovations

 

 

#1- NETWORK - Performing day to day simple and humble actions and promote them

Nobody needs to be Einstein to contribute to something big. Many people are doing tons of amazing good actions every day. The main problem ArmMe adresses is to make sure every small signal that could be the start of a great innovation would not be missed. Every action that helps to reduce environmental and social issues has to be identified and used. ArmMe's members would be thousands of pairs of eyes and mouths that will collect and promote these actions to turn them into global innovation challenges.

This is how ArmMe intends to use social networks for. Billions of individuals are using them everyday for many different reasons. However, if you consider the number of posts, adverts, articles,... published on social networks, having an impact is not easy as soon as you are not a football star.

ArmMe wants to use social networks in a new way, giving its members the opportunity to act as a unique strong voice to promote all the good initiatives they perform or they have heard about.

 

New Way

 

ArmMe had been designed to be as simple as possible.

The networking approach target is to gather people that are sharing a willingness to contribute to a better world where sustainability and equity are not optional anymore. It takes place in ArmMe, in the real life through events and on social networks and consists in showing that contributing to a big change is made of thousands of small day to day actions more than with speeches or billion of dollars. ArmMe intend to do it in a new innovative way placing members at the core of the process.

 

Connecting

STEP 1

Network

Create connections with members, create compelling posts and promote them on ArmMe's social networks, assist to bi-weekly meetings

STEP 2

Innovate

Join or create an innovative challenge to solve environmental or social issues, to design products and services that would benefit to the entire humanity

STEP 3

Supply

Contribute to implement a disruptive global supply chain designed for low carbon impacts to manufacture and deliver ArmMe's innovations

 

 

#2- INNOVATE - Turning simple and humble actions into global innovations

Innovation, major disruptions starts with observations and listening to users to try to solve their problems. This is the first step of any Design Thinking process, called "Empathize" (simplified design thinking process in five steps hereunder). Again, many people think that it is reserved to Silicon Valley experts. It is a myth. It is true, methodologies exists, but they could be practiced by 10 years old children with a minimum training.

 

Armband Design

 

ArmMe brings resources, best practices and methodologies to make it happens. ArmMe's member will enter at the core of the designing process from the problem identification to the solution tests. This is the way ArmMe's will design products and services that would benefit to the entire humanity. Discover the first challenges we try to address and join to contribute to the innovation process.

 

ArmMe's Storyboard

 

You get what you measure!

As soon as every member find an easy way to contribute and do it on a daily basis, figures would tell the story themselves. This is the goal of the dashboard pages and the ArmMe's KPIs (Key Performance Indicators). Easy metrics and pools are defined by members in their challenges and can be updated online in less than 2 clicks. It will be as easy as weigh yourself in the morning to get your own contribution. It would be then possible to measure the worldwide impact of specific actions. For instance, how many plastic bottles did you avoid to trash using reusable bottles? How many cigarette butts did you collect? Again actions and their associated results are better than any speech.

 

Dashboard

 

Innovation hides itself in the users habits!

The core of ArmMe deals with innovations, not the ones that put humans on the moon but usage innovations, the ones that doesn't need thousands of dollars to be tested and adopted. Members can start a challenge and staff a team. They will find all the ressources needed to create and innovate starting with Design Thinking experts and associated materials. The innovation process would be eased with the contribution of the members to co-design products and services that would benefit to the entire humanity. Challenges members would update the status of their work on ArmMe that they could promote on social networks.

 

Innovation

STEP 1

Network

Create connections with members, create compelling posts and promote them on ArmMe's social networks, assist to bi-weekly meetings

STEP 2

Innovate

Join or create an innovative challenge to solve environmental or social issues, to design products and services that would benefit to the entire humanity

STEP 3

Supply

Contribute to implement a disruptive global supply chain designed for low carbon impacts to manufacture and deliver ArmMe's innovations

 

 

#3- SUPPLY - Distribute the innovations

Circular design doesn't stop when ideas had come. To produce and distribute products and services that would contribute to environmental and social justice demands more. A product needs to be user friendly and to limit all kind of bad impacts on both the environment and social aspects.

ArmMe's Fab Labs will turn the innovation lab ideas into concrete products or services that will maximize the benefits and reduce at a maximum all the associated side effects on both environment and social aspects.

ArmMe will promote (using social networks), sell and distribute (specific challenge in progress) the goods and services that will have been created or validated on its platform. All the benefits will be used to accelerate the change, increasing the number of innovations available.

If you have products or services you want to add, join the Supply Challenge and we will find a way to cooperate.

 

Sustainable supply chain!

All the members agreed that the innovations coming from ArmMe would not be for profit and the entire supply chain would have to respect strict sustainability principles on both environmental and social aspects.

 

Sustainable supply chain

 

A virtuous circle

The more members, the more actions would be realized, the more innovative challenges would be initiated and the more new products and services would be designed and launched. It is all about a virtuous circle and about a process called "VSR" for Variability, Selection and Retention at the basis of all innovation process. The variability represents the diversity of problems and ideas a community could bring. The larger is the community, the more diverse are the problems and ideas which represent a big opportunity for change. The selection is the process that helps to identify ideas that have a potential. The selection process needs clear rules but also members assessments to evaluate the size of the opportunity. Then at the end, some ideas would be retained and developed to become common goods.

 

How it Works

 

First challenges

Discover the first challenges that illustrate the process. You can see the content but to interact, you need to be a member. Join Arme.

 

Challenge your limit

 

Non Governmental Organization:

13,500 NGOs* are registered at the New York EcoSoc. They represent a very competitive and innovative industry where models evolve very fast from historical donation collection to value chain disruptions. For instance, the BCG quotes the association Feeding America. Instead of focusing its efforts on donations, the organization has expanded its objectives by tackling the fight against food waste... recovering and redistributing large quantities of food.

 

ECOSOC

 

The opportunity is to accelerate those disruptions taking a key role in the way to identify innovations and to implement them globally to create some sustainable value.

The key differentiating factor is the central facilitator role ArmMe wants to play in the Ecosystem. ArmMe would be a two-sided platform where both members and NGOs would be driven through pragmatic innovation processes.

 

*If we refer to the EcoSoc definition, a Non-Governmental Organization is a non-profit, public interest organization, which does not report to the State or to international institutions but which intervenes in the field of international relations and for the purpose of public interest.

 

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