Coconets is your experienced specialist for participative digital communication and collaboration.
We enable you to offer excellent, targeted and engaging digital content.
We develop inclusive digital content strategies, concepts and solutions that will allow you to engage substantially and sustainably with your partners, stakeholders, peers, and clients.
When it comes to collaboration, we walk the talk:
We bring to the table the best brains we have, with all their highly diverse competencies, know-how and experiences. From day one, you have full access to our pool of expertise, comprising: global issues, knowledge management, digital marketing / content, UX design, software development, social media, mobile, SEO.
What we offer
Intelligent, “feather-light” solutions
– solutions that work.
Our digital specialists offer you hands-on, full professional services for your existing or a new project.
Digital (content) strategies and concepts:
- We evaluate your vision, goals, opportunities, challenges and existing initiatives.
- We analyze your target groups’ individual needs.
- We document how you could handle all aspects of your digital content strategy, including priorities, people, processes and policies.
Workshops and seminars: We offer individually designed trainings for all (new) content specialists in your company or organization: across all departments and levels.
IT services: Our pooled expertise allows us to develop full websites or platforms in a minimum of time. Based on an in-depth analysis of key users’ needs, we develop a fine concept and UX design drafts; select the optimal software and tools for your purposes, rated against key criteria such as cost efficiency, usability, outcome / impact. Further services include: extensive testing and quality management, user and technical support.
Solutions and scenarios
We facilitate change.
By letting content drive online engagement, we change the way you and your partners, stakeholders, or clients retrieve information, share views and expertise, communicate on issues and take into action. For example:
- You wish to engage different stakeholder groups in an open exchange on key concerns and activities of your company, organization or project — but are not sure how to best motivate people and get productive results?
We identify the best content and tools that will ignite the spark and trigger substantive exchanges.
- You wish to attract more attention to the great work you are doing – but are not sure how to best prove your (social) impact and tell your stories?
We help you select illustrative examples and success stories, besides other exemplary content, and show you how to prove your awareness for quality content.
- You wish to expand the impact of your project by bringing in the latest technologies – but are not sure which ones?
We foster long-term thinking and select the best tools for your in accordance with your overall digital strategy.
From past to future
Connected thinking has shaped our actions –
time to build stroger bonds with our partners.
Over the past eight years, Coconets has conceptualized and built over 20 platforms that integrated experts from academia, civil society, the public and private sector. Our solutions were driven by the vision of connected thinking and key wiki principles (openness, transparency).
Based on our wealth of know-how in connecting people and expertise through expert issue platforms, we have decided to join forces with our long-time trusted partners: not only combining but interlocking our competencies.
Forming such new alliances is an expression of our strong belief that partnership formats are changing and that innovation can only be achieved when equal partners act in concert: at all levels and throughout the entire process, from creative thinking to realization. A simple division of labor is just not enough.
Collaboration platform and public website
… for the Networked Think Tank (NTT) of the international, interdisciplinary Research Group Asian Perceptions of the EU at the Free University Berlin, a four-year project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
The NTT was the key communication and collaboration tool for over 30 academic and other experts from Europe, China, India, New Zealand and elsewhere. It offered a comprehensive knowledge base with joint bibliography, resource management and glossary, collaboration spaces, and separate areas for research and publications, inter alia. (2010-2014)
UNSA: Communication and collaboration portal
… for an international network of UN Studies experts in support of their joint effort to establish UN Studies as a new, stand-alone field of studies. Public site contains key information on UN Studies activities and conceptual work. The private online community “UNSAnet” increased the visibility of members and their research activities via profiles, cybershelfs (virtual bookshelves), friendship feature, private messaging system. The internal area will be replaced by a new, public platform for all UN experts worldwide to showcase and share their most excellent expertise. (2009)
MAXCAP: Project space and public website
… for a research consortium of European research partner institutes, under the leadership of the Center for European Integration at the Free University Berlin, funded by the European Union: “Maximizing the integration capacity of the European Union: Lessons and prospects for enlargement and beyond”.
35 scholars, representing the nine partner institutions, collaborate on working packages addressing questions concerning current and future EU enlargement. A personal dashboard provides them with an overview of open tasks, deliverables and working packages they are assigned to. Project leaders manage and control the status of all tasks. News and all working results are published on the public website. (2013-2
ISIS Europe: Knowledge and project platforms
Relaunch of a public knowledge-sharing platform of a consortium of 27 European research institutions who work on the topic of EU missions (CSDPMAP). Members of the partner institutions upload articles and working papers, automatically displayed in different website areas (missions, countries, topics, etc.), using different visualization techniques for charts, diagrams, documents, maps. Realization of the public website of ISIS Europe and of the project platform for the international cooperation project „EUSK COOP“, bringing together scholars from ISIS, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) and Jeju Peace Institute (JPI) in Korea. (2010–2014)
UNESCO Chair Vienna: Collaboration platform and public website
… of the UNESCO Chair Project “UNESCO Chair on “Multilingual, Transcultural Communication in the Digital Age”. Members of the partner institutions and terminology experts from all around the world use the platform to jointly develop new research and web-based teaching models. Divided into working groups, project members collaborate on their assigned tasks such as the joint creation of new knowledge products. Papers and other work products as well as activities are published on the public website. (2012–2014)
VSP Direktmarketing KG: Intranet, knowledge platform
… for a medium-sized direct mailing enterprise. All 150+ employees (administration and production) as well as the company management have access and are allowed to create, edit and publish knowledge contributions, organized by topics and departments. The VSPnet offers simple, wiki-based content editing and management, a powerful search function and free (social) tagging. It has been used to store the technical documentation, among other purposes. (2009)
Data-Service GmbH: Intranet
… for a medium-sized IT company, with different working areas to gather and share internal know-how and documents, a joint calendar and internal message system. Group spaces simplify internal business processes as they allow for collaboration on protocols, contracts and other documents. (2009)
Collaboration platform – Global Challenges Project, SIPRI and Free University Berlin
… for the pilot project ”Europe and Global Challenges“, funded by a consortium of 3 European foundations . 13 think tank experts from all around the world used it to gather knowledge, to generate and to publish new knowledge and relevant policy ideas concerning space technologies. Experts jointly worked on articles in private collaboration spaces, exchanged ideas and discussed their findings. (2009 – 2010)
… for pharmacy with 200 employees, serving administrative and information purposes. The platform supports the integration of four subsidiaries, facilitates networking across departments, and enhances communication between management and staff. Announcements and instructions are posted in one central location, accessible to all users. (2009-2015)
… for the internal communication and knowledge-sharing among architects and energy advisors. Joint working platform for all employees, working at different locations; ticket system for internal project management, exclusive area for the company management to file protocols, financial and other sensitive data. (2009-2013)
The Coconets Team is headed by Dr. Henrike Landré.
She is an expert on global issues and collaborative problem-solving, having worked for and with NGOs, businesses, foundations, academic institutions, resesarch and other expert networks for almost 20 years.
Meet also the other brains behind Coconets:
Cornelia Hug, Lena and Sebastian Delius, Markus Linne, Jessica Duda.
They are all conceptual wizards and particularly strong in translating innovative ideas into typical Coconets solutions:
easy to use, intelligent and “feather-light”.
It is their diverse know-how in software development, content and digital marketing, social media strategies and mobile solutions that makes the difference for our clients.
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