Crowdsourcing in manufacturing is only one small but important step. Once an organization collects ideas you have to vet them, have experts prove them to be viable, then evolve them into projects to be implemented.
To overcome barriers to innovation in manufacturing, software analyst Derek Singleton identified a few strategies to make crowdsourcing more mainstream:
1. “Start small and work your way up.”
2. “Protect intellectual property by dividing responsibilities.”
3. “Make it easier to share design files.” The challenge, always, is managing how many files are flying around at any one time.
Founded in 2010, the industry website, Crowdsourcing.org, is a neutral organization dedicated solely
to crowdsourcing and crowdfunding. As one of the most influential and credible authorities in the crowdsourcing space,
Crowdsourcing.org is recognized worldwide for its intellectual capital, crowdsourcing and crowdfunding
practice expertise and unbiased thought leadership.