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Open Innovation & Crowdsourcing Examples

Open Innovation & Crowdsourcing Examples
Intermediary Platforms Research & Development platforms Innocentive – open innovation problem solvingIdeaConnection – idea marketplace and problem solvingYet2.com – IP market placePRESANS (beta) – connect and solve R&D problemsHypios – online problem solvingInnoget – research intermediary platformOne Billion Minds – online (social) challengesNineSigma – technology problem solvingIdeaken – collaborative crowdsourcingInnovation-community.de – Community of innovators & creators. Marketing, Design & Idea platforms Collective Intelligence & Prediction platforms Lumenogic – collective intelligence marketsUshahidi – crowdsourcing crisis informationKaggle – data mining and forecastingWe Are Hunted – the online music chartGoogle Image Labeler – crowdsourced image labeling HR & Freelancers platforms TopCoder – competition-based software crowdsourcingSpudaroo – crowdsourcing copywritingClickworker – small online task solvingAmazon Mechanical Turk – low-cost crowdsourcing Open innovation software 478Shares

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InnoCentive Idea Management (IC IM) InnoCentive Idea Management (IC IM) is a SaaS-based idea generation software platform designed for innovation idea creation, idea sharing and knowledge sharing from employees and invited audiences in a well-structured environment. With IC IM, it’s simple to run idea campaigns and suggestion boxes to collect knowledge from employees and colleagues. You can create and share ideas, post comments, video or picture files, follow and like different ideas and receive updates in your personal activity feed. Crowdfunding Politicians do it. Charities too. And now for-profit entrepreneurs are tapping the Internet to get small amounts of money from lots and lots of supporters. One part social networking and one part capital accumulation, crowdfunding websites seek to harness the enthusiasm--and pocket money--of virtual strangers, promising them a cut of the returns. Like a homespun IPO, CatwalkGenius.com helps hoi polloi bankroll upstart fashion designers. British documentary filmmaker Franny Armstrong raised more than £450,000 ($815,000) to finance--and work full time on--The Age of Stupid, which she hopes will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January.

Foresight Prediction Markets Platform - Solutions - Consensus Point The Huunu Research platform is designed for research organizations and MROC’s to provide a simple and engaging way to tap into the knowledge of respondents and communities. Quickly and easily identify the best ideas and concepts: Increase the speed with which your organization selects ideas and determine which concepts are most desired by the marketSignificantly reduce your concept and ideation research costsTest more concepts with clearer differentiation among ideasObtain more accurate answers with less effortOffer a more engaging tool for respondents than traditional research methods Huunu is proven to accelerate your time to market and to lower your total cost of research.

Network effect Diagram showing the network effect in a few simple phone networks. The lines represent potential calls between phones. The classic example is the telephone. The more people who own telephones, the more valuable the telephone is to each owner. 3 tactics large consumer goods brands are using to win over millennials If you need further evidence that the CPG industry is going through disruption, consider these stats: between 2009 and 2014, the 25 biggest U.S. food and beverage companies lost 4.3 percent in market share—from 49.4 percent to 45.1 percent. In the same period, smaller food and beverage brands gained 3.2 percent of the industry’s $418 billion sales. Between 2009 and 2014, smaller food and beverage brands gained 3.2 percent of the industry’s $418 billion sales. (CLICK TO TWEET) In an era where smaller brands are rapidly gaining share and emerging marketing and distribution channels are providing unprecedented access to hard-to-reach consumer segments, large companies need to think and act more like a startup in order to capture the hearts and minds of tomorrow’s consumer. As this week’s articles show, large brands are indeed starting to fight back—and they’re doing so by going after one of the most elusive groups of customers today: millennials.

An investigation: Some thoughts I've been looking at Crowdfunding resources online over the last few days and I have a few thoughts in my head in response to some articles that I wanted to just get written down before they get lost for good. The thoughts below aren't fully realised - the purpose of writing them down at this stage is just so that I open them up as ideas for later consideration and so that they exist in written form so I don't forget them. Once you've had a read please feel free to comment.

13 Crowdfunding Websites to Fund Your Business Who needs banks? Crowdfunding websites can help you find a community of small investors to fund your business, without the risks of traditional financing. Here is a list of crowdfunding sites. Some sites focus on funding creative projects, others sites focus on meeting specific needs in the marketplace or community. So don’t let access to capital hold you back — let the crowd fund you. 13 Crowdfunding Websites How Motorola Uses Prediction Markets to Choose Innovations CIO CIO — the project: Deploy a prediction market to aggregate new business ideas suggested by Motorola employees and assess their viability. A prediction market is a system for forecasting the outcome of projects or events based on how willing individuals are to buy "stock" in them. Users buy shares to vote items up. Each item is evaluated based on how much it is "worth:" The higher the value, the more popular the idea. the business case: Motorola sought to allow any employee the opportunity to propose ideas for new products, upgrades to current products, productivity improvements or cycle-time reductions, says Rami Levy, distinguished member of Motorola's technical staff and a member of its open-source technology team, which manages the prediction markets for the company. In 2003, Motorola had built a system to collect ideas, called ThinkTank.

50 Ways to Crowdsource Everything This is a blog post by Drea Knufken. Image: Wayne Large/Flickr Want something done quickly and well? Sic the swarm on it. Crowdsourcing, which involves a community of anonymous people completing a given task, has become an attractive labor model. Five Shocking Facts That Will Change Your Entire Approach to Social Media Social media is fraught with legend, hysteria, and mass confusion. Because of its intensely personal nature, we tend to approach social media with a lot of strong feelings about its effectiveness, lack thereof, best practices, and how things should be done. Since most of us use Facebook, we think we know how effective it will be, or what kind of posts garner the most attention and interaction. Since we have a Twitter account, we have a sense of knowledge about how it works, and what a business should do (or not do) on Twitter. All that is great, but how much of our social media behavior is founded upon fact?

BULLETINS A customized distribution strategy enables filmmakers to make the most of festivals (the first avenue of distribution), choose the best distribution partners, and negotiate win-win deals. While I was preparing to go to the Sundance Film Festival (the most influential American festival) and speaking with clients about their plans for the Festival, Thom Powers (who programs docs for the Toronto International Film Festival, and is the Artistic Director of the DOC NYC festival and the Stranger Than Fiction documentary series in New York City) asked me to contribute to a pre-Sundance compilation of advice for documentary filmmakers. His request inspired me to summarize my recommendations on festival and negotiating strategies. After I sent him my comments, I decided to expand them for this Distribution Bulletin.

9 crowdfunding websites to help you change the world. - Webdistortion For many people, the thought of taking significant financial risk holds them back from jumping head-long into launching the idea that has been stuck in the recesses of their head. This collection of sites are designed to take the risk out of that creativity and innovation, allowing even the little guy to do something amazing. Who needs venture capital funding to get their idea off the ground?

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