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Crowdsourcing World War I Project Reveals Fascinating Insights into the Trenches

Crowdsourcing World War I Project Reveals Fascinating Insights into the Trenches

Feb-19-16 By IdeaConnection
World War I soldiers dug into trenches in Europe are among the most powerful and pervasive images of the 1914-18 war, but a major crowdsourcing project has revealed that most soldiers actually spent less than half their time at the front.
Smog Free Tower Turns Pollution into Jewelry

Smog Free Tower Turns Pollution into Jewelry

Feb-11-16 By IdeaConnection
Like a giant vacuum cleaner, the 7-meter tall Smog Free Tower sucks in polluted air from the skies above Rotterdam.  But unlike a vacuum cleaner, the building filters it using a patented ion technology and releases bubbles of smog-free air through its vents.

What’s more, the tower also turns some of the smog into jewelry.
Handy Problem Solving Quotes

Handy Problem Solving Quotes

Feb-04-16 By IdeaConnection
Got a problem that you're a stuck on? Haven't come up with a work around yet? Well, give your brain a little rest and glance over these thought-provoking quotes on problem solving. They may even help to get your grey cells whirring into action once more.
Crowdsourcing a New Cleanser with Customers

Crowdsourcing a New Cleanser with Customers

Jan-28-16 By IdeaConnection
Health and beauty company Glossier's latest product was dreamed up by the crowd.

Milky Jelly is a face cleanser that hit store shelves this month and was developed in large part through customer comments. 
Help Nasa Design the Next Generation Flying Bot

Help Nasa Design the Next Generation Flying Bot

Jan-20-16 By IdeaConnection
NASA may well have a lot of smart brains working for it, but the space agency recognizes that it doesn't necessarily have the monopoly on great ideas when it comes to space research and getting into space.

Its latest open innovation project is to invite people from all over the world to contribute to the design of the Astrobee free-flying robot.

Astrobee is intended to help the crew on the International Space Station by performing such repetitive tasks as surveys and inspections.
The Surfboard that’s Measuring the Ocean

The Surfboard that’s Measuring the Ocean

Jan-13-16 By IdeaConnection
Here's a neat big data idea to harness information about the state of our oceans.

It is called Smartfin, and it's a surfboard fin that allows surfers to collect data on ocean quality as they ride the waves.
Sober Selfie Challenge Aims to Reduce Alcohol Consumption

Sober Selfie Challenge Aims to Reduce Alcohol Consumption

Jan-06-16 By IdeaConnection
Young Australians in Victoria are being invited to take the #SoberSelfie Challenge - that is ditching the booze for a weekend or fortnight period and taking photos of their hangover-free days.

The project was a winner in the VicHealth Innovation Challenge, a crowdsourcing initiative for ideas that promote healthy living, organized by the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation(VicHealth).
Crowdsourcing Exercise to Track Colorado Wildlife

Crowdsourcing Exercise to Track Colorado Wildlife

Dec-31-15 By IdeaConnection
Animal lovers who pass through Colorado's state parks are being asked to help with a crowdsourcing exercise to track wildlife.

It is hoped that the project will tell scientists if and how climate change is altering the state's habitats.
Crowdsourcing to Combat Superbugs

Crowdsourcing to Combat Superbugs

Dec-23-15 By IdeaConnection
The increase in the prevalence of antibiotic resistance is rarely out of the news. In a current report in The Guardian newspaper, the director of Antibiotic Research UK says that it is "almost too late" to stop a global superbug crisis.

A huge amount of resources is being poured into combating antibiotic resistance, including crowdsourcing initiatives.
How Electrolux Does Open Innovation

How Electrolux Does Open Innovation

Dec-16-15 By IdeaConnection
In a recent TED talk, Lucia Chierchia, Head of Open Innovation at Electrolux gave some fascinating insights into how the multinational appliance manufacturer garners ideas from innovators all over the world.

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