BPart

BPart is on a mission towards a more engaged society. They believe a more engaged society is a more successful society. They, therefore, develop applications to make citizen engagement more accessible. Digital participation via platforms is easy because it allows different forms of engagement for a wide and diverse group of stakeholders.

By combining the benefits of traditional and digital participation, BPart aims to create a greater reach and support for policy-making. A combination of methods for different levels of engagement creates a larger group of citizens who have the opportunity to participate. BPart created an ecosystem of digital tools for governments, social organisations and citizen initiatives with the aim of informing and engaging stakeholders, to lead a constructive debate.

The platform is based on 3 pillars (informing, consulting and deciding) and different modules make it easy to customize. The tool is scalable (yet tailored thanks to the modules), easy to manage and easy to participate. Furthermore, it is compatible with many other tools and can easily be integrated with others.

Bpart is a spin-off of Tree company. Tree company has been guiding innovation participation projects since 2011, in which experiments with digital technologies often play a central role. One of these technologies was an online participation platform called Bpart.

Since 2019, Bpart has been an independent software company, which is committed to scalable and modular applications for participation. The company Bpart is now offering several applications such as the Bpart participation platform, “Your Municipality Counts” and a coding and moderation module. For this project, Bpart was granted a VLAIO growth subsidy, among others.

Bpart has official partnerships with Tree Company, its parent company, but also with several companies (among which Give a Day that we funded in 2019).

 

Societal impact

BPart’s activity contributes to Objective 16 « Peace, justice and strong institutions » (16.6 & 16.7) of the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.