A crowdsourcing outlet has been launched in New Zealand to enable small businesses to crowdsource design projects. Small businesses in New Zealand can now crowdsource logo and website graphic designs from the best global talents.
Last night in London, at The Economist Innovation Awards Ceremony the Anniversary award was presented. This one time honor is given to, “a person who instigated, designed, developed or implemented a particular innovation”. This prestigious award and the title Innovator of the Decade was bestowed upon the late Steve Jobs a true visionary who represented the essence of great innovation.
The second day of The Economist Innovation Awards Ceremony and Summit continues today in London. Past innovation award winners will come together at London’s Kings Place, for the Innovation Summit to make presentations and participate in workshops. These leaders in their fields will share their inspirations, what factors helped facilitate their achievements, and what they each hope for the future of the field they contributed to.
ViewsHound, a crowdsourced media website, has just added a new daily award to its daily award pool of monetary prizes. The new Author’s Prize allows article writers to vote on each other with the winning writer being awarded $10.
For the last decade, The Economist has awarded the best innovators of our time for their creative thinking and contributions to our society at its annual Innovation Awards: Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and Steve Jobs to name a few. Since 2002, the company has recognized the greatest minds of our generation for pushing the envelope and giving us ideas, concepts, solutions, programs, and gadgets that were so far-fetched when they were introduced, but that we couldn’t imagine living without now.
EDF is the non-profit Environmental Defense Fund that looks for solutions to environmental problems. The partnership between InnoCentive and EDF is based on the premise that “we is smarter than me,” and their first initiative together has produced a clever solution to an old agricultural problem. Using InnoCentive’s Internet platform, the two companies challenged the public to find ways to battle agricultural nitrate pollution.
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The American Dream Movement wants congress to pass legislation that will allow job creation through the rebuilding of roads, schools, bridges. They have created a website where people can send in pictures of infrastructure in disrepair needing urgent attention. Every community in the U.S.A. has a neglected park, or buildings that need to be more energy efficient. The movement is about work that needs doing and is seeking input from the crowd to provide evidence of the problems.
In a hackathon hosted by the Garage48 Foundation, in Kampala, Uganda, the goal was to build new internet and mobile prototypes in 48 hours, the winner Somesha, a crowdfunding platform, believes crowd funding platforms can help impoverished students get an education.
99designs, the largest platform in the world for crowdsourcing the services of graphic designers, launched in Canada on Tuesday. The goal of opening the Canadian branch is to offer small companies an almost unlimited supply of professionally designed logos, web pages, and other artwork in the graphic design field.