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What did you want to be when you grew up?

What did you want to be when you grew up?

This is perhaps rather an outmoded question, isn’t it, more suited to a “jobs for life” culture. What occupations can people choose that aren’t going to disappear over the next 25 years or so. If Uber has its way automated vehicles will put paid to many taxi and lorry...

Why work isn’t working for millennials and over-65s

Why work isn’t working for millennials and over-65s

You work hard, provide for your children, and their quality of life eventually exceeds your own. At least that’s how the world is supposed to work. When global economic disaster hit in 2008 this long-established truth was blown away with people’s homes, livelihoods...

Crowdsourcing News RoundUP – October 21

Crowdsourcing News RoundUP – October 21

Check out our curated Weekly RoundUP of the breaking and must-read news – crowdsourcing determining climate change effects; GOP crowdsourcing Trump cabinet suggestions; NASA crowdsourcing Jupiter research and many more ... How crowdsourcing will help determine climate...

Online structured learning points the way forward

Online structured learning points the way forward

The internet is playing a bigger role in our lives, at work, buying our groceries, managing our finances, sharing social experiences and otherwise living our lives online. And more and more of us are studying online, at our own pace and at the times we choose....

Co-creation – constraints or freedoms?

Co-creation – constraints or freedoms?

Today, more than ever, customers of different organisations are able to engage to such a degree in the development and use of the items that companies sell or provide to them that they effectively become co-creators. We can say that co-creation with customers...

If the sun has so much energy why do we have to pay for anything?

If the sun has so much energy why do we have to pay for anything?

“Desert wastelands absorb enough solar energy in six hours to power the world for a year.” I was amazed when I read this in Peter Fisk’s book Gamechangers about disruptive brands and businesses. Other commentators don’t sound as positive about solar energy as a...

Crowdsourcing News RoundUP – October 14

Crowdsourcing News RoundUP – October 14

Check out our curated Weekly RoundUP of the breaking and must-read news – The latest project to come out of Lego's crowdsourcing platform; overcoming Europe's biggest disconnect; crowdsourcing leading to better smartphone designs, and more ... The latest project to...

Smart Cities, Sharing Economy and Mobility at CSW Europe 2016

Smart Cities, Sharing Economy and Mobility at CSW Europe 2016

Big data is a market currently estimated to be worth around $40bn and projected to reach $66.8bn by 2021, according to Ben Rossi in Information Age. And up to October 2016 there have been 22,800 questions posted on Quora related to big data. Some less...

Crowdsourcing News RoundUP – October 7

Crowdsourcing News RoundUP – October 7

Check out our curated Weekly RoundUP of the breaking and must-read news – crowdsourcing sea change; crowdfunding coming with a new guarantee; blockchain startup Antshares raising $4.5m through crowdsourcing and more ... Africans can leverage technology to raise more...

Crowdsourcing, Cocreation and Crowd Innovation at CSW Europe 2016

Crowdsourcing, Cocreation and Crowd Innovation at CSW Europe 2016

"Blockchain has become the financial markets’ biggest buzzword as banks seek modern ways to resolve old problems. But the technology is overshadowed by questions about how it can be made both secure and fast enough for large financial institutions." These are the...

Crowdsourcing News RoundUP – September 30

Crowdsourcing News RoundUP – September 30

Check out our curated Weekly RoundUP of the breaking and must-read news – the crowd-powered robot painting like da Vinci; saving Twitter through equity crowdfunding; Google Translate and Maps turning to crowdsourcing and more ... The crowd-powered robot that paints...

Is there a sustainable future for solar energy?

Is there a sustainable future for solar energy?

In July 2016 US President Barack Obama announced plans to bring more solar energy to American homes, with a focus on a 10-times increase on the alternative energy for low- and moderate-income households. "Today we're offering even more families and communities the...

Equity Crowdfunding vs Venture Capital

Equity Crowdfunding vs Venture Capital

Venture capital (and angel investors and private equity) were just about the only option for early stage companies to go to when they needed cash, before equity crowdfunding came along. There is no doubt that the right venture capital firm can be a valuable partner....

Crowdsourcing News RoundUP – September 23

Crowdsourcing News RoundUP – September 23

Check out our curated Weekly RoundUP of the breaking and must-read news – making the sharing economy more inclusive; crowdsourcing Europe’s future; CIOs crowdsourcing usage to drive digital business, and more... How to make the sharing economy more inclusive For...

Collaborative Engagement to Shape the Future of Crowdsourcing

Collaborative Engagement to Shape the Future of Crowdsourcing

Wikistrat and Crowdsourcing Week are organizing an exclusive, virtual exercise called “The Future of the Crowdsourcing World.” It will take place from September 27 to 29, 2016 and you can be part of it. Through taking part you will understand your industry trends,...

5th ECN Crowdfunding Convention is a must-attend event

5th ECN Crowdfunding Convention is a must-attend event

Crowdsourcing Week is pleased to support the European Crowdfunding Network and tell you about the 5th ECN Crowdfunding Convention taking place 3-4 November 2016 in Paris at Le Hub Bpifrance. From potential Brexit effects on fintech to blockchains for crowdfunding the...

Crowdsourcing News RoundUP – September 16

Crowdsourcing News RoundUP – September 16

Check out our curated Weekly RoundUP of the breaking and must-read news – Yoko's crowdsourced project to fight gender violence; China to use online crowdfunding to help restore parts of the Great Wall; scientists turning to crowdsourcing in elusive search for...

Time banking – what is it and why should you bother?

Time banking – what is it and why should you bother?

What's your time worth? Some people might struggle to answer that question. But for time bank members it's a no-brainer: one hour of time equals one Time Credit. Time banking is an old concept that dovetails neatly with the sharing economy. Members offer their skills...

CSW Summit Bangalore Recap

CSW Summit Bangalore Recap

CSW’s Summit in Bangalore on September 10 was the first Crowdsourcing Week event held in India, co-hosted by the Digital Empowerment Foundation. The day’s presentations will be available soon and we will update this article with a link. In the meantime what follows is...

Crowdsourcing News RoundUP – September 9

Crowdsourcing News RoundUP – September 9

Check out our curated Weekly RoundUP of the breaking and must-read news – crowdsourcing a documentary on The Beatles; crowdfunding future cities; global crowdsourcing contest to predict epileptic seizures and more ... Crowdsourcing The Beatles: how Ron Howard's new...

Rethinking Roles in Open Innovation Teams

Rethinking Roles in Open Innovation Teams

In my role as a teacher in post-graduate Business Process Management I continually work with groups of students who are professionals from different organizations with different organizational cultures. One of the recurring major challenges within organizations that...

Final Countdown to CSW Summit Bangalore

Final Countdown to CSW Summit Bangalore

Crowdsourcing Week, in partnership with the Digital Empowerment Foundation, is delighted to bring its first summit to India on September 10 in Bangalore. It will focus on crowdfunding and collaborative approaches that define a sharing economy and local and...