Description of the tool/methodology:
The Ecosystem Pie Model (EPM) is a tool for supporting businesses (or other actors) in: Mapping, Analyzing and Designing innovation ecosystems. The tool is designed to increase actor collaboration as well as making relevant actors within each innovation ecosystems visible to others.
The tool is used for mapping both current and potential ecosystems. In case of the latter, one would actually be involved in designing an ecosystem through the composition of actor constellations and relationships, that do not yet exist. Our stakeholders could make use of the tool when exploring new markets, analyzing current ones, or in the initial parts of development or discovery
The tool is especially relevant when exploring new markets or new ventures or value propositions, where network-exploration is needed.
The tool is highly relevant as an initiation tool, to be used for mapping pertinent parts of an ecosystem to an actor’s production of (a/an) product/idea/need/knowledge etc.
The tool could also be put to use in a collaborative scenario, wherein different actors come together in order to ascertain certain common interfaces/points of contact/intertwined production.
The tool can be used both digitally or analogously using post-its to fill in constructs
References and links to tool:
Adner, R. (2017). Ecosystem as Structure: An Actionable Construct for Strategy. Journal of Man
The toolkit for the qualitative modeling of innovation ecosystems. Online appendix to the paper p
Ecosystem Pie Model. Methodological Guidelines for the qualitative modeling of innovation ecosyst