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Harvard-Based Crowdsource Project Seeks New Diabetes Answers — and Questions
document Distributed Knowledge

According to Harvard Business School assistant professor and co-leader on the project Karim R. Lakhani, “Open innovation is an effective way to solve scientific problems in the business world.”...

Luis Enrique MoralesAug 09, 2011 06:11 am GMT1343 views
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Harvard-Based Crowdsource Project Seeks New Diabetes Answers — and Questions
Help This Entrepreneur Decide Between Harvard And His Startups (Vote Here)
document Distributed Knowledge

Mike Moradian’s decision to crowdsource this choice is especially interesting in light of the recent debate over the efficacy of higher education in the U.S. As for Moradian, he understands...

Luis Enrique MoralesAug 09, 2011 08:01 am GMT1605 views
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Help This Entrepreneur Decide Between Harvard And His Startups (Vote Here)
Challenge of Finding a Cure
document Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

Some of the winners and the winning ideas of the Challenge were: 1. Anonymous: The Diabetes Triangle: A Systematic Approach to Align Diabetes Classification with Diabetes Management 2....

Luis Enrique MoralesFeb 27, 2011 03:19 am GMT1522 views
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Challenge of Finding a Cure
The Joy of the Task
Cloud Labor, Crowd Creativity

What makes a professional a professional—holding a position and being paid for work performed? And what does it mean to get paid? You may think the answer is simple—getting a paycheck of course. How about an amateur—what makes one an amateur? Doing something for free and not getting paid? What if all this was flipped on its head? When it comes to using crowdsourcing as a marketing tool, it’s arguable that amateur creative contributions facilitate engagement and provide a fresh perspective.

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Richard SpiegelMay 24, 2011 04:44 am GMT4540 views
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NASA Tournament Lab
site Distributed Knowledge / Social (or Peer) Production

NASA, Harvard Business School, and TopCoder have established the NASA Tournament Lab (NTL), which will enable the TopCoder community to compete amongst each other to create the most innovative,...

Marco TorquatiAug 31, 2011 10:26 pm GMT1045 views
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NASA Tournament Lab
The Key To Business Mashups
blog Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

At a recent lunch seminar with Innosight co-founder Clayton Christensen, the Harvard Business School professor observed how the timing of two different “jobs to be done” can inspire a potential...

Pablo BracciniSep 05, 2011 06:53 am GMT1691 views
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The Key To Business Mashups
CrowdSourcing Platform For Creative Projects DesignCrowd Raises $3 Million
document Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

How DesignCrowd aims to differ from other crowdsourced design platforms is that the site gives participation payments to designers that don’t win but participate in a bid. And DesignCrowd only...

Benjamin FosselNov 03, 2011 03:51 am GMT1709 views
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CrowdSourcing Platform For Creative Projects DesignCrowd Raises $3 Million
How Government is Utilizing Open Innovation
video Distributed Knowledge

In this video, Harvard Business School Professor Karim Lakhani discusses the emerging importance of Open Innovation challenges and how government agencies like NASA are utilizing contests...

Pablo BracciniFeb 17, 2012 03:46 am GMT1182 views
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How Government is Utilizing Open Innovation
TopCoder Innovation Series - Professor Karim Lakhani on Open Innovation
video Open Innovation

Professor Karim Lakhani - Harvard Business School - shares his thoughts on the extreme value outcomes born from Open Innovation competitions, Big Data opportunities and the TopCoder Platform

Sebastian BlancaFeb 21, 2012 05:23 am GMT2432 views
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TopCoder Innovation Series - Professor Karim Lakhani on Open Innovation
Exclusive: Clayton Christensen gets into crowdfunding
document Crowdfunding

CircleUp, a new crowd-funding platform for small retailers and consumer brands, had launched with $1.5 million in venture capital from Maveron and individuals like David Topper. Their last...

Marco TorquatiJun 23, 2012 11:52 am GMT794 views
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Exclusive: Clayton Christensen gets into crowdfunding
Study: Crowdsourcing a Valuable Resource in Medicine
article Open Innovation

Although crowdsourcing traditionally only has been employed in more commercial settings, the scope of the study suggests that there is a place for crowdsourcing in scientific and medical fields....

Adam FrazerFeb 22, 2013 05:36 am GMT2081 views
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Study: Crowdsourcing a Valuable Resource in Medicine
How coding contests can be better at solving problems than Harvard
article Open Innovation

Harvard Business School and crowdsourcing site - TopCoder recently performed a study where they took a big genomics problem being worked on by Harvard Medical School, broke it into discreet...

Adam FrazerMar 21, 2013 03:51 am GMT2233 views
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How coding contests can be better at solving problems than Harvard
The $32,000 Startup
document Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

In an age of outsourcing, starting an online business or improving an existing one means founders don't need technical skills or outside funding.

Benjamin FosselJun 24, 2011 05:39 am GMT1501 views
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The $32,000 Startup
Motivations for Crowdsourcing
Cloud Labor, Crowd Creativity, Open Innovation

Organizations implement crowdsourcing applications in the hopes that the participation of an online community — a crowd — results in the design of goods or the solving of problems for the organization. Thus, it is important to understand how and why individuals in the crowd participate in these arrangements in order to maximize the crowd’s abilities. Crowds participate in crowdsourcing willingly, and they are not always driven by the opportunity to make money in the process. An organization that understands what motivates its crowd to participate and fulfills these needs will sustain a productive crowdsourcing platform.

In the past few years, research has been conducted specifically on the crowds of some well-known crowdsourcing applications to determine what motivates them to participate
. These findings indicate that crowds are motivated by a diverse set of extrinsic and intrinsic rewards, and individuals in the same crowd can be motivated for different reasons. Some common crowdsourcing motivators include the desire to earn money, to develop one’s creative skills, to network with other creative professionals, to build a portfolio for future employment, to challenge oneself to solve a tough problem, to pass the time when bored, to contribute to a large project for the common good, and to have fun.

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Daren C. BrabhamOct 10, 2011 06:04 am GMT9776 views
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Rethinking the Fairness of Organ Transplants
article Open Innovation

The new method uses a data-driven model developed by Nikolaos Trichakis of Harvard Business School and Dimitris Bertsimas and Vivek F. Farias, both of MIT's Sloan School and is meant to help...

Allison SagravesDec 01, 2011 01:17 am GMT1889 views
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Rethinking the Fairness of Organ Transplants
Crowdfunding: The Train to the Future Is Leaving—Get on Board
document Crowdfunding

Leading up to this, a grass-roots group of crowd-funding supporters that grew out of the Cambridge Innovation Center’s C3 community, known as WeFunder.com, organized a public forum on...

Sebastian BlancaMar 12, 2012 09:15 am GMT1693 views
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Crowdfunding: The Train to the Future Is Leaving—Get on Board
Crowdsourcing and Open Source: Knowledge is a Gift
document Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge

The occasion was the annual presentation of the Rolex Awards for philanthropy, given this year to remarkable individuals under 30 who are dedicated to improving life on the planet. Yet when Eno...

Archenette EvangelioNov 27, 2010 07:46 am GMT4334 views
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Crowdsourcing and Open Source: Knowledge is a Gift
User innovation and co-creation are taking over the world -- recent articles in The New York Times and The Economist
Open Innovation

In the last few days, two of the leading global media outlets, The New York Times and The Economist, had quite extensive articles on user innovation, customization, and co-creation.


On February 10, 2011, on page C1 of the New York edition of The New York Times, Patricia Cohen writes about "Innovation Far Removed From the Lab",

 

The article is a great praise and acknowledgment of the work done by Eric von Hippel.

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Frank PillerMar 02, 2011 02:30 am GMT7933 views
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Is Crowdfunding Going to Pass Congress? WeFunder Panel Continues the Legislative Push With Guest Scott Brown
document Crowdfunding

The event was a testament to the startup community’s interest in the crowdfunding legislation. In his opening remarks, WeFunder’s Mike Norman described the advocacy process they’ve undertaken...

Tim SatterthwaiteMar 06, 2012 04:35 am GMT2499 views
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Is Crowdfunding Going to Pass Congress? WeFunder Panel Continues the Legislative Push With Guest Scott Brown
USPTO $10,000 Phased Innovation Competition Seeks Incremental Returns in Patent ID Process
document Cloud Labor, Distributed Knowledge

Software developers from around the world and the TopCoder community are invited to compete in the next challenge phase in the Imaging and Text Recognition Innovation Challenge series to develop...

Adam FrazerMar 27, 2012 04:28 am GMT2248 views
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USPTO $10,000 Phased Innovation Competition Seeks Incremental Returns in Patent ID Process
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