Sumowala is an initiative of Groundforce.studio, builder of inclusive platforms, and Space& Matter, an Amsterdam-based design studio that specialises in architecture, urban planning and vision-making. The Sumowala team consists of Matthijs ten Berge, Sascha Glasl, Ernestien Idenburg, Désiré Leijs, Jen Drouin and Ruurd Priester. A lot of ecologically and socially driven entrepreneurship and experience come together in this team. See, for example, De Ceuvel, Schoonschip, the Knowledge Mile and donuteconomics.org, the platform of DEAL (Donut Economics Action Lab). The team is advised in terms of concept and development by Bureau Stroming (Gerard Litjens).