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Using Crowdsourcing In Government

Friday, April 11th, 2014 - 11:46
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This trend has been inspired by similar efforts in the commercial world to design innovative consumer products or solve complex scientific problems, ranging from custom-designing T-shirts to mapping genetic DNA strands. The Obama administration, as well as many state and local governments, have adapted these crowdsourcing techniques with some success.

Using Crowdsourcing In Government

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013 - 9:37
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The growing interest in “engaging the crowd” to identify or develop innovative solutions to public problems has been inspired by similar efforts in the commercial world.  There, crowdsourcing has been successfully used to design innovative consumer products or solve complex scientific problems, ranging from custom-designed T-shirts to mapping genetic DNA strands. 

Managing Innovation Prizes in Government

Thursday, June 9th, 2011 - 13:42
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Prizes are incentives that have long been used by public or private sponsors to elicit effort of individu als and organizations. For instance, in the 18th cen tury, prizes were used to encourage basic research by compensating research results with monetary rewards or medals. Prizes also helped in the initial development of the aviation industry in the early 20th century.

Inducement Prizes, Contests, and Challenge Awards

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011 - 9:41
Wednesday, January 5, 2011 - 09:36
Why?  Because prizes are effective.  Under the right circumstances, they can be more effective than traditional investments in research and development. Lowery says: “After falling out of favor for decades, such high-publicity, fat-reward contest came into vogue again in the aughts in the wake of the 1996 Ansari X Prize for advances in commercial spaceflight” which Burt Rutan’s SpaceShipOne won in 2004.
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