eco^2 is a real world network. Virtual tools to track financial relationships, or to assist in large scale projects are outlined below. What is important, however, is the primacy of in-person engagement. Which means, we must be concerned about where and when and how we meet.
Office space has persisted beyond their sell-by-date. Co-working spaces have emerged, but they tend to variations of hot-desking, with genuine social collaboration declining to economic imperatives, cheapness.
Listening to the heart of social business, where should we find the best location? Hospitality industry. It is no surprise that social media found a foothold in cafes, so why not extend this to restaurants and hotels? And not just as passive hosts, but as active elements in the business ecology. Those responsible for producing the best co-creative environments deserve a share of the return.