Key Trends in Crowdsourcing

Flat Idea lamp symbolize crowdsourcing process isolated on whiteThe latest figures are out and big businesses are giving crowdsourcing the big thumbs up.  Between 2013 and 2014 the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sector increased crowdsourcing investment by 48%, making it the most active crowdsourced sector of last year.

That’s according to a new report, ‘The State of Crowdsourcing’ –  a study of Interbrand’s 100 best global brands in 2014 by crowdsourcing agency eYeka.

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Crowdsourcing Cheese and Dairy Products

cowsAre you a connoisseur of cheese? A fan of fromage? Do you delight in dairy and shout louder for Gouda?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be interested in the Oregon-based farmers who are now taking a crowdsourcing approach to business.  They are inviting customers to get involved with product development and more.

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A Brief and Fascinating History of Electricity

Business man holding electricity light bolt in his handsSir Isaac Newton wasn’t the only brilliant person to have seen further by standing on the shoulders of giants.  The history of electrical research is littered with many giants who built on the work of previous generations of outstanding minds.  Their sparks of genius have filled our world with so many conveniences that it’s difficult to imagine a life without electricity.  But who were these outstanding individuals?

The Russ College of Engineering and Technology at Ohio University has compiled a fascinating infographic charting some of the key names in the history of electricity and the impact of their work. (more…)

Can the Crowd Help Improve Prostate Cancer Outcomes?

Prostate CancerProstate cancer is one of the biggest killers of men in several countries according to the World Cancer Research Fund International.  And in recent years, incidence rates have increased dramatically.

To better predict survival, disease progression and treatment toxicity a new crowd-based project has been launched – The Prostate Cancer DREAM Challenge.

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Help Hollywood Create a Hit TV Show about a Female Engineer

macgyver_website_feb_edits-08Hot on the heels of the Academy Awards, Hollywood is on the hunt for some new talent, and this is where you can come in.

Award-winning writer, producer and director Lee Zlotoff and the National Academy of Engineering in the US have launched a global crowdsourcing competition seeking ideas for a TV series with a female engineer as the lead character. (more…)

New Alan Turing Institute to Open

Alan_Turing_photoAlan Turing, one of the most brilliant minds of the 20th century is rightly being lauded again for his achievements thanks to interest in his work generated by the biopic The Imitation Game.

His legacy will live on in the soon to be opened Alan Turing Institute in the UK.  Its headquarters will be based at the British Library in London and five universities will lead its work in maximizing the benefits of big data. (more…)