Want To Save the World with Your Brilliant Clean Energy Idea?
by Jennifer Runyon (Renewable Energy World) Multinational power company, Enel, said last month that it was expanding its partnership with InnoCentive, a 17-year old crowdsourcing company that partners with businesses and governments around the world to develop solutions to their business, scientific, and technical issues. To understand why this is important and what it means for renewable energy and you, you have to understand a bit about the InnoCentive platform.
Alph Bingham and Aaron Schacht founded InnoCentive in 2001 based on three principles:
- there will always be someone smarter outside of your team or organization
- getting a diverse range of fresh perspectives is key to effective problem solving
- asking the right question in the right way is critical to eliciting the answers you need
From those tenets they launched a crowdsourcing platform that releases challenges to the world and asks “solvers” to find solutions to those challenges in exchange for monetary awards. READ MORE