The open innovation challenges can be technical or business-related and from a wide range of industries, depending on the ecosystem. For example, in the general Engineering Ecosystem you can post challenges related to engineering. Some examples include product/service optimization or cost reduction, manufacturing productivity optimization, quality improvement, energy efficiency optimization, transportation service optimization… Should you have any questions, please contact us.
Before posting a challenge, you need to contact us and sign a general contract. This contract describes all the rules of the game so that you are aware about the duties and rights for all parties. Once the contract is signed, you will receive a 'Client' account to create and post challenges.
This is regulated through our client contracts and participants terms & conditions. IP of any submission is transferred to you if awarded with a prize. However, you as challenge owner may decide to give up or share IP through particular terms & conditions to increase the motivation of participants. We strongly recommend sharing benefits since this is the key for everybody to win.
Our technology and processes provide high flexibility to manage confidentiality: You can decide not to publish your company name, use our private tournaments (only by invitation), share information progressively with participants or even ask for an NDA (Non-disclosure agreements).
Please contact us for further details.
Challenge description define the criteria to assess the proposed solutions. We help to define and review such criteria before the challenge is released. This helps participants to have a better understanding of expectations and define clear rules for everyone.
By default, we provide visibility on some information around challenge participants (e.g. country, type of user – e.g. company, freelancer, student…- and qualifications). Full identity is limited to those that have been awarded, by the end of the challenge. We do this to increase efficiency in our tournaments and focus efforts on solving the challenge.