Invite multiple communities to define problems in detail. Broaden the spectrum of solutions. Promote the best solutions and market those goods and services across predetermined segments.
efore proposing solutions, have you stopped to ask if you are resolving the right problem? For example, when considering what the biggest obstacle to innovation is, you may have considered a risk-averse culture or overly bureaucratic policies. However, how would your opinion be changed if engineering students complained about insufficient lab space? With Regional Innovation, we offer a structured way to open these types of questions to entire communities and to manage the responses so that the most valuable information gets acted upon. Crowdsourcing enables you to expand information sources and to open debate to previously under-represented opinions. Engage experts and citizens inside and outside your region by posting challenges and spurring discussion to define problems. Using Ecosystem Applications, or E-apps, you can manage multiple innovation processes simultaneously by creating user roles, establishing evaluation processes and prompting access to additional resources accordingly. This creates order amidst the chaos of many voices, enabling the promotion oftruly disruptive and viable solutions. Our collaborative platforms provide a cost-effective way to broaden the spectrum of ideas while diversifying risk, shortening the innovation cycle. Once goods or services have been created, they can be offered to corresponding Ecosystems. Since each Ecosystem represents a community of individuals united by specific characteristics or concerns, it also defines a distinctive market segment. Just as E-apps may incite debate and discovery they also enable agencies to offer and sell services to specific clientele.