8 Big Crowdsourcing Mistakes Crowdsourcing and open innovation can be powerful tools. Throw out a problem, and a solution bounces back – usually quickly, and for a relatively low cost. Then why is it that so many companies fail to get everything out of crowdsourcing that they had hoped for? The majority of the time…
This “Hack the Pentagon” initiative is the first cyber bug bounty program in the history of the federal government.
The country’s government recently held a crowdsourcing exercise for new ideas to make train travel more enjoyable for both drivers and passengers. And it has announced that some of those ideas could be implemented soon.
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.
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.
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Milky Jelly is a face cleanser that hit store shelves this month and was developed in large part through customer comments.
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.
It is called Smartfin, and it’s a surfboard fin that allows surfers to collect data on ocean quality as they ride the waves.
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).