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The Important Role of Crowdfunding for Agriculture

Crowdfunding for agriculture will accelerate the innovation in new foodstuffs and agritech required to feed over 9 billion people by 2050

How to 10X R&D Using Connected Innovation Intelligence

How to 10X R&D Using Connected Innovation Intelligence

At Crowdsourcing Week we champion the benefits of open innovation as a means to accelerate the development of breakthroughs, solutions and inventions. A growing number of organisations utilise open innovation platforms to go beyond in-house R&D teams, who work in...

Decentralized Autonomous Organizations are the Future

Decentralized Autonomous Organizations are the Future

DAOs, Decentralized Autonomous Organizations, provide a flat, secure and democratic structure for people to collaborate towards agreed aims. Think of them as computer-driven businesses without fatcat bosses, where the aims and codes of conduct are embedded in...

Crowdsourcing Advertising Content in a Changing Industry

Crowdsourcing Advertising Content in a Changing Industry

The concept of crowdsourcing remains sometimes misunderstood, and can still be confused by non-users with outsourcing. Before I launched Crowdsourcing Week in 2012 I ran a virtual advertising agency in New York City, and so I feel perfectly well qualified to talk...

What is Open Innovation?

What is Open Innovation?

It’s possible to find different answers to this question of ‘What is open innovation?’ Though the majority agree it is a process that goes beyond an organization’s own R&D resources and enlists the support of outside help for innovation ideas to resolve...

The Crowdsourced World of Freelancing and Remote Working in 2025

The Crowdsourced World of Freelancing and Remote Working in 2025

Freelance jobs and the remote working future of work have already arrived for a large number of the online white-collar workforce. According to the World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs report published in October 2020, 84% of employers are set to rapidly digitalize...

Q&A with Jay Kaplan, CEO of Crowdsourced Cybersecurity Platform Synack

Q&A with Jay Kaplan, CEO of Crowdsourced Cybersecurity Platform Synack

With more people working from home these days and relying on digital services, the security of websites and apps has become even more important to companies. At the same time, many white-hat hackers have had more free time to lend their skills to bug bounty platforms...

The First Crowdsourced NFT and Crowdsourcing NFT Appraisals

The First Crowdsourced NFT and Crowdsourcing NFT Appraisals

Through possession of non-fungible tokens, NFTs, any of us can be the owner of digital works of art, books, music and video content, including iconic moments in sport or other performances and events. Their use extends to event tickets, anything collectible and...

The Ways Crowdsourcing Helps All Parties in the Retail Ecosystem

The Ways Crowdsourcing Helps All Parties in the Retail Ecosystem

Technology has hurt traditional retailing, no question about it. Online shopping has transformed consumer behaviour and a growing switch away from physical trips to stores has been accelerated by pandemic lockdowns and social distancing regulations. Yet technology is...

When to Consider a Specialist Curated Crowd Within Open Innovation

When to Consider a Specialist Curated Crowd Within Open Innovation

When seeking open innovation solutions for vexing problems, many large organizations and companies think they have a binary either/or choice. The perceived choice is to go down a broad crowdsourcing route with a wide range of non-expert potential problem-solvers, or...

Crowdsourcing in the Circular Economy

Crowdsourcing in the Circular Economy

Much of the work and focus in the circular economy is based around disrupting standard linear economy business models of “take-make-waste” to ones where higher proportions of resources can be recycled with minimal disposal. Through using waste as a resource to be...

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