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The Latest Crowdsourcing News Covering Technology, Healthcare, Infrastructure, and Space Breakthroughs Out Of This World.
It used to be that if organizations wanted to innovate, they were on their own. Henry Chesbrough, recalls being frustrated that there weren’t more useful ideas and advice from academia. “It seemed like the concerns of professors and the concerns of managers like me were far, far apart.”
The 5 steps of problem-solving are a great framework to use in tackling challenges on the heroX platform. And although the structure helps teams of innovators get started on a challenge, we must always remember that complex problem solving is not a linear process, it is an iterative process.
2020 was a year that brought some truly inspiring innovation conferences, especially since the pandemic forced innovation for all the event organizers who had to pivot their events online. We rounded up the best of the best that have been announced so far for 2021.
For decades, scientists have been trying to figure out how to eliminate unpleasant flavors from catfish contaminated by blue-green algae — a problem which causes expensive harvesting delays. Now, the USDA-ARS is asking the public to share their ideas via crowdsourcing.
NASA is sending people back to the moon! This mission will be extremely useful to fill critical knowledge gaps on the lunar surface, including furthering our understanding of the lunar environment and available lunar resources.
I’m really amused by how many people claim that their best creative ideas come to them in the shower. What is so special about the shower being a cradle of creative ideas?
Crowdsourcing has long been recognized as an effective tool for creating new and exciting consumer products. A growing body of evidence, however, indicates that this approach has a capacity of successfully addressing the most daunting challenges facing humanity.
It is common knowledge that large legacy companies are often inefficient in creating new products and services. This doesn’t mean, however, that they should not ever aspire to innovate like nimble startups.
In “normal” times and in times of crises, innovation is not a luxury; it’s a way of survival. That’s why removing “innovation blocks” is crucial.
A panel interview with Innovation Experts; HeroX, XPRIZE, BurstIQ, and Topcoder as they tackle grand challenges and innovating with COVID-19 pandemic at the top of the list.