Nathan is co-founder and Managing Director of the collaborative innovation platform OI Engine, a software platform that takes world design and renowned innovation consultancy's IDEO's human centered design process and enables organisations to engage their communities or employees to solve problems collaboratively for business problems or social good.
Nathan is also co-founder of OpenIDEO.com, IDEO's own social innovation community (which uses the OI Engine software). This community, currently at 70,000 from over 180 countries, invites the world to participate in tackling some of our greatest challenges and has led to measurable social impact. From increasing the US national bone marrow registry by 115,000 cheeks, leading to successful matches and lives being saved, to tens of thousands of lives being affected by new startups in Africa and South America in areas as diverse as sanitation, serious disease prevention, e-waste, urban resilience, and women's safety.
The OI Engine platform has been used successfully within organisations and beyond them to create new business value, helping organisations become more innovation and improve employee engagement, but also to help increase social impact, particularly when engaging an external community.