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English version of my observations and conclusions on Open Innovation.
Presented at Hochschule Lucerne, Switzerland on Ocotober 3rd, 2012.
Interesting questions from students were:
Question: Why do you pay innovators for their time/effort rather than to follow the winner takes it all approach? What if people performe weak in a process?
Answer: Because in our process it is not possible to allocate one single author to an idea. The creative content is based on our process setup, a collective result. This is why we pay everybody equally. We don't see Innovation as a game/contest, we see it rather as a form of crowd labour. Being is hard work and it doesn't take a genius. Based on the fact that all innovators answer a whole set of subquestions throughout the process, we can diffuse the risk of receiving bad content from one person. After all, it's just not fair. In our tests we weren't facing quality issues, but of course, had to deal with people who were trying to misuse the system. However, this issue remains manageable with our platform and approach. In our tests we measured about 5% of participants who tried to add random/sabotage content. We are very convinced that we can bring this number with the right quality management tools.
Question: Are you already online?
Answer: We have a functional prototype which is online but we are going to take it down as we are finalizing our commercial version of yutongo.
Question: Are you giving support to customers with setting up a project?
Answer: Not in a consulting sense. But the app is based on a step-by-step process and we put all our strength and own creativity in reducing complexitiy and the self explanatory character of the website. You shouldn't be an expert to setup a project with yutongo.
And a bunch of more questions I unfortunately can't remember. Thanks Hochschule Lucerne for having me and for asking questions. Asking question is very good advisor if you are planning to be creative. Creativity starts with asking the right questions!
Sandro Morghen, CEO & Co-Founder of yutongo
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