from the urls-we-dig-up dept
Over the years, we've been really interested in various platforms for engaging folks to participate in all sorts of projects. We've pointed out cool prize contests such as the Netflix Prize, and generally, when there's a really interesting concept that seems to catch on, there are plenty of copycats ready to try their hand at reproducing success. Here are a bunch of open innovation marketplaces that have the same basic idea -- and there are plenty others -- but we're still waiting on one player to really stand out.
- Innocentive was spun out of Eli Lilly as a way to get some chemistry R&D answers from an open market. It still has a lot of chemistry-based challenges, but it's slowly expanding into other areas. [url]
- ChallengePost is aimed at software developers -- who want to create apps that help others out. These are the folks behind Challenge.gov. [url]
- Hypios is yet another chemistry-heavy market for R&D solutions. Chemistry is hard, apparently... [url]
- To discover more interesting challenges, check out what's currently floating around the StumbleUpon universe. [url]