There are an increasing number of groups around the world doing similar stuff - we should co-operate with at least some of them
France has https://happy-dev.fr/ which is a lot like CoTech, but with more of an emphasis on individuals than agencies.
Belgium and others have http://smartbe.be/en/ but it’s not a co-op
https://enspiral.com/ is international but largely NZ
https://www.indycube.community/ here in UK
There must be lots more we can borrow from. @jdaviescoates ?
Of the above I think Doc Servizi and Happy Dev offer the most obvious inspiration for how our federated structure could work, and be presented to the outside world.