What’s the story behind the name Commons11?



We believe in the concept of the ‘commons’, in bringing people together from different backgrounds and disciplines into one physical or virtual space to share and collaborate. We advocate for a more sustainable world where people can build on, and add value to others’ innovations and ideas, rather than to reinvent the wheel.

The commons represents our belief in inclusivity and shared resources, such as open source technology and open data. We aspire to be as transparent as possible in the work we do and to share our knowledge and resources with our clients, partners and the greater community to further our field.



We coincidentally founded our company on the auspicious date of 11/11/11. When Claire told Melanie that eleven was her lucky number, Melanie looked at her phone and noticed it was exactly 11:11 in the morning.

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