weSave Systems
Saving resources together

In the weSave market of the smart green economy, digital technology enables human communication and collective action to save resources and reduce environmental impact.

The three major submarkets of the weSave market:

Market Characteristics beta

This section describes the potential commercial and environmental benefits of these digital systems.

Investment Case
  • save valuable resources
  • save valuable resources
  • quicker and cheaper to build
  • fast and cheap to scale globally
  • easier to monetise and defend due to strong network effects
  • large first mover advantage
  • create own markets and platform ecosystems
Revenue Models
  • pay-for-results
  • savings sharing
  • donations
  • transaction fees
  • white label
  • market data resale
Value Propositions
  • find opportunities
  • form friendships
  • connect supply and demand to make deals
  • market transparency and efficiency
  • support collaboration
  • self-expression
  • communications data for strategy and troubleshooting
Sustainability Benefits
  • reduce resource use
  • mitigate environmental risk
  • build social capital

Sharing Economy Systems

Digital tech connecting individual people to trade or use surplus resources together

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Example

BlaBlaCar is the world's largest long-distance ridesharing community, founded in France in 2006. BlaBlaCar connects drivers and passengers willing to travel together between cities and share the cost of the journey. BlaBlaCar has more than 25 million members across 22 countries. BlaBlaCar's sustainability claim is that carsharing is more efficient than travelling in separate cars. BlaBlaCar closed $200m investment round in 2015, and was valued at €1.4 billion.





Nimber Rideshare-like couriering of packages
AirBnB Rent out your bedrooms, use space better
eBay Sell things you were going to throw away
Zipcar Short term car rental club
ThredUP buy and sell secondhand fashion peer-to-peer

Related concepts

Circular Economy
Sharing Economy
Collaborative consumption
Product service systems
Redistribution markets
Peer-to-Peer Sharing

Resource Coordination Systems

Digital tech organising different actors' resource use within and between organisations

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Example

Voyage Control helps company control their movements of materials more efficiently, an 'Air Traffic Control' for inbound logistics management. A powerful and easy-to-use software platform enables ground transport hubs to proactively manage, optimise, track, and communicate with their traffic.





CrowdComfort Employee feedback on building heating
AMEE Supply chain sustainability risk management
Viriciti Range managed electric trucks

Related concepts

Smart cities
Smart grid
Smart contracts
Intelligent transport systems (ITS)
Circular Economy
Logistics optimization
Supply chain risk management
Demand response

Virtual Network Systems

Communication via digital tech that substitutes for a physical product or experience

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Example

Skype is an application that provides voice call services, video chat and video conferencing over the Internet. Users may exchange digital documents, and may transmit both text and video messages. Skype allows the creation of video conference calls.





iZettle contactless payments and accounting
masabi Mobile paperless transport ticketing

Related concepts

Dematerialisation
Telepresence
Virtual ticketing
Cryptocurrencies
e-Payments
Contactless payments
VOIP