TaskRabbit is your new handyman, mover, grocery shopper, and more. Using open innovation, or “crowdsourcing,” TaskRabbit connects demand for and supply of contractual labor.
The public can help fill gaps in government capacity and drive newfound productivity – but only if the city has the means to turn data into action.
Chariot offers an innovative, yet simple solution to designing city commutes: asking their riders where they want to go.
In 2009, New York City launched the BigApps competition, inviting citizen-hackers to work together to create applications that improve the lives of New Yorkers. BigApps spurred a grass-roots movement for an Open Data law and served as a fecund source of ideas for the Mayor’s office. The City of New York should increasingly use design thinking processes for application development. In addition, BigApps should challenge citizen-hackers to produce solutions to diverse problems, beyond the quotidian experience of software developers.
One might not expect a 152-year-old paint company to have an intense focus on open innovation. But Sherwin-Williams, the largest global producer of coatings (i.e. paint products), is doing just that.
Heineken engages in co-creation with its global consumers as a core part of its innovation strategy.
On a mission to democratize beauty, cult makeup and skincare brand Glossier leverages their Into The Gloss blog, social media pages, and Glossier.com platforms to crowdsource product ideas from a community of highly loyal beauty lovers – yet maintains the final say.
How direct-to-consumer genotype company 23andMe uses open innovation to drive genetic research
Local Motors Inc. is using open innovation to efficiently change the product development process of a typical car manufacturing company, quickly delivering low-cost and creative designs to customers.
StoryCorps drives product and content generation through physical and digital crowdsourcing of human stories