• Case title
    Linked innovation: 5 keys to success in Open innovation challenge management
  • Description
    About the application of a targeted broadcast crowd sourcing method to identify unobvious solution providers for a German chain-drive industry consortium.
  • Abstract on the method
    Open Innovation crowd sourcing methods, when applied to the right problem, can effectively extend the solution provider search beyond the boundaries of an industry. This article presents the application of a targeted broadcast crowd sourcing method to identify unobvious solution providers for a German chain-drive industry consortium. The majority of solutions submitted through this method were previously unknown to the consortium. This evaluation demonstrates the power of open crowd sourcing to provide solutions from discontinuous industries and how effective crowd sourcing can be in open innovation.
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  • Country
    DE
  • Case nature
    descriptive
  • OI considered
    coupled
  • Key question
    why_organisation, what_practices, how_implemented, what_effects
  • Key industry
    manufacturing
  • Teaching level
    bachelor, master
  • Outcome
    successful
  • Keywords
    Chemical industry, collaborative innovation, crowdsourcing, Europe, innovation networks, linked innovation, local search bias, methodology, open call, Open Innovation, product development, R&D, solution provider