The way an ecosystem works goes as follows:
Founding partners invest in the ecosystem. In return, they determine its objective and thematics on which it will work,
Active members (Corporates, startups, and incubators) in the ecosystem collaborate during the ideation and prototyping phase on the use-cases,
Influencer members provide the ecosystem with knowledge, technology, infrastructure or other resources,
Investors and subsidies provide the ecosystem with extra funds.