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Share N Save

Share N Save is a South Australian Government website built to enable citizens to map the sharing and collaborative economy in South Australia. The Share N Save website was launched in 2013 to provide a new piece of digital public infrastructure for the community to map and unearth activities, events and groups in their neighbourhood. Awarded Official Honoree status in the prestigious 2014 Webby Awards, the software that powers Share N Save is Open Source, and accessible to all. Anyone with the skills and the passion is encouraged to contribute to the code to enhance the functionality, or even use the platform for their own idea or project.

The South Australian Government was one of the first governments anywhere in world to recognise the importance of the sharing economy to build a more resilient, more connected community, and the Share N Save project which has been showcased in the U.K, Paris and Spain reflects this.

Share N Save is getting ready to launch a series of new features, including social media sign on, and the ability for one-to-one sharing connections, allowing South Australians to find offers and state needs in their area. Connect as a group or as an individual.

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And access the source code on GitHub here:


Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodation around the world — online or from a mobile phone or tablet.

Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point, in more than 34,000 cities and 191 countries. And with world-class customer service and a growing community of users, Airbnb is the easiest way for people to monetise their extra space and showcase it to an audience of millions.

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TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site, enabling travellers to unleash the full potential of every trip. TripAdvisor offers advice from millions of travellers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools that check hundreds of websites to find the best hotel prices. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching 350 million average monthly unique visitors, and reached 385 million reviews and opinions covering 6.6 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 48 markets worldwide. TripAdvisor: Know better, Book better and Go better.

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Here are some other initiatives you'll want to find out more about

What’s the big idea?


MaaS, short for Mobility as a Service, brings all means of travel together. It combines options from different transport providers into a single mobile service, removing the hassle of planning and one-off payments.

MaaS is a carefree, environmentally sound alternative to owning a car.

It works out the best option for every journey – whether that’s a taxi, public transport, a rental car or a bike share. From office commutes to weekend getaways, it manages daily travel in the smartest way possible.

MaaS includes value added services like deliveries for groceries or restaurant meals. It allows people to go places and live their lives with more ease than ever before:

Who’s doing it and how?


Whim, is revolutionary mobile app, liberates people from timetables, fixed routes, parking worries and the high costs of owning a car. Born out of a need to be spontaneous, it gives people access to the huge variety of transport options around us, from taxis to rental cars, public transport and bike share. A Whim subscription means true freedom of mobility without any of the headaches.

The more Whim is used, the more it learns about users’ preferences. Like a dynamic and intelligent personal assistant, it syncs with their calendar and suggests the best way to get to every event.

For transport providers, Whim is an exciting channel for demand-based promotions, such as great value rental cars or off peak taxi journeys.

Visit WHIM here:

What’s the big idea?

Medical equipment sharing: health systems share medical equipment across facilities, to optimise spend, accelerate cash flow, and improve access to care.

Who’s doing it and how?


Even as health systems grapple with increasing financial pressures, a multi-million dollar blind spot remains: medical equipment. Tens of millions in annual spend translates into utilization rates of just 42%. And that’s just the equipment on the radar screen at a system level. Not all hospital purchases and rentals are centrally tracked. Cohealo’s solution provides a complete, centralized platform to track a health system’s equipment across all facilities – enabling smarter decision-making and collaboration. Meanwhile, our complementary logistics capabilities allow sites to share what they’ve got today and drive utilization to new heights.

Visit Cohealo here:

What’s the big idea?

Car sharing and ride sharing to reduce our carbon footprint and save money

Who’s doing it and how?


Visit GoGet here:

What can government do through policy?

Waste not, want not: Sweden to give tax breaks for repairs

Government to tackle ‘throwaway culture’ by cutting tax on fixing everything from bicycles to washing machines

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How can Not For Profits embrace the sharing economy?

Stanford Social Innovation Review:

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