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Crowdsourcing the cloud to find cures for rare and “orphaned” diseases
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The core technology used by SETI@Home, called the Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing (BOINC), has already been applied to a number of scientific endeavors beyond searching for...

Benjamin FosselMar 08, 2013 11:52 pm GMT2483 views
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Crowdsourcing the cloud to find cures for rare and “orphaned” diseases
InnoCentive and the Humanitarian Innovation Fund Collaborate to Reduce the Health and Disease Risks Associated with Inadequate Waste Treatment
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The HIF has teamed up with InnoCentive on a new Challenge, Safe Containment or Processing of Human Waste in Emergency Situations, which seeks novel methods for the containment or decontamination...

Claire MackayMay 09, 2012 02:32 pm GMT1251 views
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InnoCentive and the Humanitarian Innovation Fund Collaborate to Reduce the Health and Disease Risks Associated with Inadequate Waste Treatment
Tapping crowds for science: From galaxies to diabetes
document Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

Citizen science projects tap the aggregate computing power of crowds to help collect or analyze huge data sets, running the gamut from online games (e.g., FoldIt, EteRNA) to screen savers that make...

Marco TorquatiMay 12, 2011 04:51 am GMT2417 views
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Tapping crowds for science: From galaxies to diabetes
UN-SPIDER: Space-based information for Crowdsource Mapping
Distributed Knowledge

A UN initiative to boost emergency response by crowdsourced mapping and space technology

How to ensure that space-based information for crowdsource mapping benefits the emergency response community and disaster risk reduction?

This is the key question that specialists around the world will attempt to answer during the Expert Meeting being held in Geneva, this November, which is being held to coincide with the International Conference on Crisis Mapping.

The Expert Meeting is a fundamental part of the programme that is being organized by the United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (SPÍDER). The SPIDER program was established by the United Nations General Assembly with the mandate of ensuring that all countries, international and regional organizations, have access to space-based information, and to ensure they develop the capacity to use all types of space-based information to support the full, disaster management cycle. This includes the need to ensure that space-based information supports the crowdsource mapping efforts for the benefit of the disaster community.

The meeting will focus on exploring the different ways that the space technology community can collect, organize and provide greater access to its information and how it can better coordinate the communities through which it crowdsources information.

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Crowdsourcing.orgAug 22, 2011 06:09 am GMT5863 views
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Industry continues dabbling with open innovation models
document Open Innovation

Elsewhere, Pfizer continues to expand its network of CTI collaborations first established last year. Company scientists and academic researchers work in jointly staffed and jointly managed...

Tonya Van Dijk Dec 22, 2011 05:12 am GMT2010 views
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Industry continues dabbling with open innovation models
Database lists top federal earners in 2011
document Distributed Knowledge

"Some people can look at this and say these public servants make too much money," said Farhan Memon, WikiOrgCharts founder and chief executive officer. But Memon said many of the top...

Pablo BracciniDec 22, 2011 11:21 pm GMT1233 views
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Database lists top federal earners in 2011
Eight technologies for a healthier 2012
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Hopefully, with a bit of help from technology, they will fare better at keeping their New Year’s resolutions than in previous years. The really good news is that this is just the beginning. Over...

Harshida PatelJan 04, 2012 12:00 pm GMT1466 views
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Eight technologies for a healthier 2012
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 GMT1454 views
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Mapping the Mind
Epiditi - The Only Form-Fitting Scrotal Ice Pack on the Planet - Medical Crowdfunding Project
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Introducing Epiditi scrotal ice pack. The only patented form-fitting scrotal ice pack for medically recommended adjunct treatment of urological disease, sports injuries, trauma and post-op care....

Howard OrloffOct 23, 2013 08:15 pm GMT842 views
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Epiditi - The Only Form-Fitting Scrotal Ice Pack on the Planet - Medical Crowdfunding Project
Crowdsourced Science Projects Continue to Flourish

Want to help save Europe's ash tree forests from a devastating disease? Head on over to Facebook and check out a crowdsourced game called Fraxinus, which can help scientists find a cure for the illness. 

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Anton RootNov 05, 2013 08:39 pm GMT4177 views
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American Heart Association partners with Medstartr for innovation challenge
article Crowdfunding, Open Innovation

In an effort to reduce death from cardiovascular disease and stroke, the American Heart Association is crowdsourcing ideas. It is looking for early stage health IT companies developing products to...

Claire MackayDec 15, 2013 02:17 pm GMT783 views
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American Heart Association partners with Medstartr for innovation challenge
American Heart Association Launches Open Innovation Challenge with a Crowdfunding Twist
Crowdfunding, Open Innovation

The American Heart Association (AHA) has an ambitious goal: “to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent while reducing death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent by the year 2020.” To make sure it gets there, the AHA recently launched an open innovation and crowdfunding challenge, which seeks “new innovative tools to prevent or manage heart disease and stroke.”

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Anton RootAug 12, 2014 09:53 pm GMT2566 views
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InnoCentive: Creating Value in the Challenge Driven Enterprise

For those that think that crowdsourcing is about logo design competitions the debate continues about whether crowdsourcing is in fact just a fad – an exploitation of underpaid workers that will fade quickly once the perception of novelty is gone. There are others however, that have figured that there is more to crowdsourcing and that it has the potential to stir things up. So why is this and what are we talking about? I recently met with Dwayne Spradlin, President and CEO of InnoCentive who shared his strategic vision for the company.

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Carl EspostiApr 11, 2011 03:13 am GMT6697 views
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Crowdsourcing the Common Cold

With flu season in full swing many parts of the world, the folks at Sickweather hit on just the right time to launch their new website, which uses the crowdsourcing model to track the dreaded flu infection. The Sickweather team hopes that users will use this new software as a way to avoid catching flu this winter. We took a look at this new website to see what it’s all about.

Sickweather LLC, based in Baltimore, was co-founded and launched by three guys who grew up together in that area. They built the website as a way of getting a “perspective on when sickness bubbles up, where it travels and how it affects our lives.”

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Debbie ToddNov 21, 2011 09:50 pm GMT3176 views
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An Expert Perspective on Open Innovation

Over the past decade, Open Innovation has emerged as a leading business trend that has transformed the way enterprises approach all aspects of product development, from R&D through marketing and branding and even to post-sales support. By “opening the doors” to new ideas generated by others outside their own walls (including in many cases their customers!), companies have found new ways to leverage external knowledge to build better products.

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 06, 2012 06:14 pm GMT5758 views
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Adding Value to the R&D Process: A Discussion with InnoCentive’s Steve Bonadio

Two weeks ago, we published a piece that discussed the state of open innovation (OI). In order to get the most current information for my story, I spoke with several executives from a number of leading OI companies. Today, I am sharing my very enlightening conversation with InnoCentive’s Vice President of Marketing Steve Bonadio.

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Anton RootJul 17, 2012 02:27 am GMT5944 views
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#GunCrisis: Citizen Journalism For A Violent Epidemic
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An ambitious project called ' #GunCrisis ' is chronicling Philadelphia’s explosion of gun crime, in the hopes of finding some solution to stop criminal and violent offenses on gun...

Adam FrazerAug 31, 2012 01:46 am GMT1177 views
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#GunCrisis: Citizen Journalism For A Violent Epidemic
Health IT revives old startup battles – patents v. open source
article Open Innovation

As the first part of a new $1 million Health Innovation Program, Allscripts, a US-based health care firm has announced an Open App Challenge which asks developers and vendors to to “Start a...

Benjamin FosselOct 13, 2012 12:01 pm GMT2147 views
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Health IT revives old startup battles – patents v. open source
Sanofi Israel Crowdsources New Diabetes App
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Ronnie Birnbaum, Sanofi Israel's general manager, said: “In order to bring an app to answer the needs of users in the best way, we chose a model based on the 'wisdom of crowds'....

Claire MackayJul 23, 2013 01:26 pm GMT718 views
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Sanofi Israel Crowdsources New Diabetes App
Massolution NYC 2013: Yahoo, IBM, Others Talk Future of Crowdsourcing
Cloud Labor, Crowdfunding, Open Innovation

At Massolution NYC 2013, experts from Yahoo, IBM, Walmart, and other organizations discussed the future of crowdsourcing in conversation with SIG CEO Dawn Evans and Massolution’s Dana Emberson.

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Eric BlattbergSep 18, 2013 07:33 pm GMT7031 views
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