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An Idea Is Not an Action Item

An Idea Is Not an Action Item

Clients of mine who pursue the practice of collaborative innovation express the concern that they may become the victim of their own success. What if they develop their practice? What if they expand their program? What if, as a result of achieving practice and program...

Crowdsourcing News Roundup – November 6

Crowdsourcing News Roundup – November 6

Hello, Sweet November! It's amazing how time passes very quickly and before you know it 2015 ends with a bang. Here’s a curated weekly roundup of the breaking news and must-read thought leadership pieces on the crowd economy spotted by the Crowdsourcing Week team...

SEC Equity Crowdfunding Rules – Game Changer Or Cautious Optimism?

SEC Equity Crowdfunding Rules – Game Changer Or Cautious Optimism?

Last Friday's news changed the equity crowdfunding arena in the US.  SEC’s long-anticipated approval on Title III will allow unaccredited investors to invest in startups and companies. But is this a real game changer for every startup? Industry experts are cautiously...

Innovation Management and Sustainability

Innovation Management and Sustainability

The firms S&P Dow Jones Indices and RobecoSAM, which focuses on sustainability investing, announced the results of their annual review of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (“DJSI”). The two state that the DJSI is the first global index to track the leading...

Crowdsourcing News Roundup – October 30

Crowdsourcing News Roundup – October 30

Today is a significant day in crowdfunding arena. For those who are following the latest news, SEC has finally released the final rules on Title III to permit crowdfunding for investors, entrepreneurs, and startups. Meanwhile, here’s a curated weekly roundup of the...

Wooclap: Pulse on the Crowd at CSW Europe 2015

Wooclap: Pulse on the Crowd at CSW Europe 2015

Did you miss CSW Europe 2015? Find the recap for day 2, day 3 and day 4 here. To give you a taste of the action from the conference, we bring you the highlights of live polls, surveys, and questions during the conference, in cooperation with Wooclap, a user-friendly...

Crowdsourcing News Roundup – October 23

Crowdsourcing News Roundup – October 23

We are wrapping the 5-day weeklong conference with a blast at the European Forum For Entrepreneurial Finance, Matchmaking Fair event and CSW Crowdfunding Workshop for entrepreneurs. We would like to thank - our sponsors, supporting organizations, crowd partners -...

Empowering the Crowd for a Better Tomorrow

Empowering the Crowd for a Better Tomorrow

Wrapping the Day 4 with the theme, "Sustainable Europe: Participatory Government & Crowd Energy Solutions" attendees came out of the conference, equipped, inspired and ready to bring all the smart ideas and crowd-powered solutions they've learned back in their...

From Smart Ideas to Exponential Results

From Smart Ideas to Exponential Results

"It's impossible to become a smart, circular city in a linear, wasteful world. That's an absurd ambition," said Ken Webster in his keynote on the Circular Economy. This was one of many thought-provoking and insightful, today at CSWEurope15 centred on 'Smart Cities and...

From Centralised & Decentralised to Distributed Networks

From Centralised & Decentralised to Distributed Networks

Amazing insights and thought provoking ideas on the crowd economy stormed Brussels today. International and national speakers and thought leaders presented their respective keynotes on the best practices of crowdsourcing in the consumer, corporate, and community...

Introducing the VOLCROWE Project	[Download the Infographic]

Introducing the VOLCROWE Project [Download the Infographic]

A guest post by Volcrowe submitted by Dr. Eun Young Oh, a senior research associate at the University of Portsmouth Business School.   VOLCROWE (Volunteer and Crowdsourcing Economics) is a research collaboration between the Universities of Portsmouth, Oxford,...

5 Reasons to Make a Last Minute Plan for CSW Europe 2015

5 Reasons to Make a Last Minute Plan for CSW Europe 2015

By this time, attendees and speakers are on their way to Brussels for the CSW Europe 2015. With the participation of top level Belgian government ministers in this unique and comprehensive 5-day crowd economy conference. Join us as we debate and discuss the...

Live Webcast of Smart City Startups Crowdfunding Session

Live Webcast of Smart City Startups Crowdfunding Session

3 Days to go for CSW Europe 2015! Are you ready to be informed, inspired and empowered? On October 21, Day 3 of the program, Evolve Europe: Smart Cities & Mobility - we will launch a live webcast of the Crowdfunding session starting at 4:30 PM, CET. In partnership...

Crowdsourcing News Roundup – October 9

Crowdsourcing News Roundup – October 9

We only have a few days left before CSW Europe 2015! Exciting stuff is on your way, so make sure you have reserved your tickets and the checked the agenda as well. Meanwhile, as part of our weekly Friday routine here is a  curated weekly roundup of the breaking news...

Giving Communities Wings with Body and Soul

Giving Communities Wings with Body and Soul

[INSPIRED BY RED BULL} Do you want to leverage the power of crowds? Do you want to turn a crowd into a community with purpose? Clear is that crowds become more effective at “anything” when they are enabled by systems and they are engaged by soul. Better systems allow...

Crowdsourcing News Roundup – October 2

Crowdsourcing News Roundup – October 2

Welcome, autumn! Moving forward, we only have a few more weeks before CSW Europe 2015 takes center stage in Brussels. And as part of our weekly Friday routine, here is a  curated weekly roundup of the breaking news and must-read thought leadership pieces on the crowd...