The 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.
Are 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.
Sir 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…)
Prostate 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.
One of the many advantages of crowdsourcing is how it can bring together diverse individuals to solve problems and challenges for the common good.
Non-profit organization Advancing Human Rights has developed a project called Movements.org to help protect basic freedoms, particularly for those living in closed societies. (more…)
Eyes down for a raft of new open innovation challenges that are offering big money opportunities. Solutions are required to improve the outcome for patients with rare diseases, to trap illegal robocallers, to prevent the spread of infectious diseases and to come up with a hit television series.
Many of us need a morning cup of coffee to kick start our day, but coffee can do more than fuel our minds, it can power buildings and transport as well.
A UK based start-up, called Bio-Bean is turning used coffee beans from London coffee shops into green energy. (more…)
Hot 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…)
Crowdsourcing is helping Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Ltd to a bigger slice of profits in Australia and giving customers a taste of the action as well. The Sydney-listed company has reported an increase in first-half profit and credits some of that to its Pizza Mogul innovation (more…)
Alan 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…)