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Crowdsourcing Example: The Buckminster Fuller Challenge

Posted in crowdsourcing, open innovation, Uncategorized on 2010/04/17 by liamaral

I loved this idea and want to share it with everyone! The Buckminster Fuller Challenge

Each year a distinguished jury awards a $100,000 prize to support the development and implementation of a strategy that has significant potential to solve humanity’s most pressing problems.

Entries must be:

  • Comprehensive — applies a whole systems approach to all facets of the design and development process; aims to simultaneously address multiple goals, requirements, conditions and issues;
  • Anticipatory — factoring in critical future trends and needs as well as projected impacts of implementation in the short and long term;
  • Ecologically responsible — reflecting nature’s underlying principles while enhancing the Earth’s life-support systems;
  • Feasible — relying on current know-how, technology and existing resources;
  • Verifiable — able to withstand rigorous empirical testing;
  • Replicable — able to scale and adapt to a broad range of conditions

The thirty semi-finalists currently under consideration have undergone a rigorous review including an interview with the individual or team behind the strategy. They were advanced from a pool of 215 entries that were submitted in Fall 2009. To learn more about each project visit the Semi-Finalists summary page


ICICKM 2010 – call for papers

Posted in crowdsourcing, open innovation, Risk Management, Risk Management for Crowdsourcing, Uncategorized on 2010/04/15 by liamaral

7th International Conference on Intellectual Capital, Knowledge Management & Organisational Learning
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China

11-12 November 2010

Call for Papers: 

Case studies and work-in-progress/posters are welcomed approaches. PhD Research, proposals for roundtable discussions, non-academic contributions and product demonstrations based on the main themes are also invited.Important Dates
Publication Opportunity
Papers accepted for the conference will be published in the conference proceedings, subject to author registration. The proceedings have an ISBN and ICICKM proceedings are listed in the Thomson Reuters ISI Index to Social Sciences & Humanities Proceedings (ISSHP) and the Thomson Reuters ISI Index to Social Sciences & Humanities Proceedings (ISSHP/ISI Proceedings).

Abstract submission deadline: 22 April 2010     
Notification of abstract acceptance: 29 April 2010    
Full paper due for review: 10 June 2010    
Notification of paper acceptance(with any requested changes): 19 August 2010    
Earlybird registration closes 2 September 2010    
Final full paper due (with changes): 16 September 2010    
Final author registration date: 7 October 2010   

Hello dear friends!

Posted in Uncategorized on 2009/04/07 by liamaral

Hi, I´m a PhD student at a Technology and Information Systems doctoral program ( University of Minho). Our research appears to a qualitative approach, aimed at deepening scientific knowledge of managing the risks associated with crowdsourcing innovation and at providing a methodological tool to managing the risks int technology-based firms or in brokering services specialized in the innovation needs of SMEs.