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Platform Co-operatives – solving the Capital Conundrum

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Type: Research  |  Topic: Innovation  |  Format: Report

New research released by Co‑operatives UK and Nesta outlines the conditions necessary for platform co‑operatives to become viable alternatives to the Big Tech corporations that monopolise the market, such as Facebook, Amazon, Google, Uber and Airbnb.

A platform co‑op is a digital platform that is designed to provide a service or sell a product – that is collectively owned and governed by the people who depend on and participate in it.

The research has seen groups of experts and pioneering practitioners exploring the potential for co‑operatively owned and operated platforms to create a fairer alternative and provide long-term social and economic benefits.