Most solutions to our global challenges are already out there. The impact of the solutions strongly depends on the context in which they need to be scaled.
This context is often, certainly in the case of social challenges, complex and not transparent.
In order to get a clear understanding of this context, an early engagement of stakeholders (citizens, start- and scale-ups, regulators, scientists and so on) is essential.
Their different perspectives on the ideas, the constraints and opportunities give valuable insights about the conditions under which ideas with social and economic impact can scale.