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Acabiz: Knowledge From its Very Source

Since my childhood, I have always been fascinated with the idea of finding a hidden treasure. As a kid, I furiously dug into my grandma’s and uncle’s gardens looking for shiny stuff — without much luck, I must admit.

But times have changed and grandma’s garden is no longer the place to look for for treasures. In fact, nowadays, it is very hard to get your hands on valuable items — not because they are scarce or too expensive but, quite literally, because they are not tangible. I am talking about knowledge and know-how. Knowledge is what makes business go around, tells you where to build, how to manufacture, where to buy, what to sell and how to sell it. To have the right information at the right time is a key success factor in business, and knowledge is certainly the new gold of the 21st century.


But are there “central banks” which hold the new gold and slowly release it into the market to ensure continued economic growth? Yes, and perhaps strangely enough, there are universities and research institutes, or in other words, the world of academia: professors, researchers, Postdocs, PhDs. Away from the vagaries of everyday business life, academics dedicate themselves to researching and understanding topics down to the finest level of detail. Their knowledge is unmatched. They may not look at all the business implications of their research, but they certainly are the Knowledge Holders of the 21st century.

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Crowdsourcing.orgOct 08, 2011 10:19 pm GMT3399 views
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Acabiz
site Cloud Labor / Expert-tasks

Acabiz is a crowdsourcing platform, which allows academics (PhD and above) to provide direct consultancy services to companies. For companies (SMEs, large corporations, NGOs), Acabiz is a way to...

Acabiz TeamOct 03, 2011 08:44 pm GMT6793 views
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Acabiz
My Own #SciFund Challenge Motivation
document Crowdfunding

Mr. Bonebrake is excited that people might be getting involved with his research by supporting it but if nobody decides to contribute funds he won’t be terribly disappointed. But his point is,...

Jason RobbinsOct 15, 2011 11:19 pm GMT3796 views
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My Own #SciFund Challenge Motivation
Mapping the Mind
document Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

Like the Hopkins Sloan Digital Sky Survey, which seeks to map every object in the heavens, the Open Connectome Project leverages crowdsourcing and cloud computing to do large-scale science. It...

Claire MackayMar 14, 2012 12:44 am GMT1477 views
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Mapping the Mind
Help us find the first exomoon
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The video explains one of the projects that's trying to raise money through Petridish right now. David Kipping is a Harvard postdoc and a NASA Carl Sagan fellow. He wants to conduct the...

Rebecca GutierrezMar 19, 2012 11:35 pm GMT1599 views
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Help us find the first exomoon
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