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Colorado launches first-ever statewide open innovation challenge

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 “Imagine Colorado” asks  Coloradans to submit their best ideas to  make kids healthier in exchange for $25,000 in prizes

The Colorado  Innovation Network (COIN) and LiveWell  Colorado today launched Imagine  Colorado, the nation’s first-ever statewide open innovation challenge. Imagine Colorado is seeking bold ideas from Colorado residents in response to the challenge question: How would you connect Colorado’s youth to a healthier lifestyle?

Used throughout the world by business, government and higher education institutions, innovation challenges...

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Crowdsourcing Creativity - EXPO Short Food Movie

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EXPO is a global non-commercial event established since 1851, dedicated to spreading knowledge in all of its shapes and sizes. Each edition is dedicated to a theme of universal interest - such as developments in science and technology, and the understanding of collective challenges that contemporary society has to face.

The Short Food Movie initiative - ‘Feed your Mind, Film your Planet’- is a global competition that called for a creative use of video to interpret the theme of Expo Milano 2015: ‘Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life’. It is a project...

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Types of Crowdsourcing

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When Jeff Howe coined the term crowdsourcing in the June 2006 issue of Wired Magazine (in his article "The Rise of Crowdsourcing"), he referred to crowdsourcing as a new organizational model that allowed companies to take functions that were once performed internally and outsource them to online communities in the form of an open call.

Some of the pioneering companies he mentioned in his article – Threadless.com, InnoCentive.com, Amazon's Mechanical Turk and iStockphoto.com – have become well known case studies and have paved the way to a number of new...

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