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Open Innovation and Crowdsourcing in the Sciences

  • Schildhauer T
  • Voss H
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The advent of open innovation has intensified communication and interaction between scientists and corporations. Crowdsourcing added to this trend. Nowadays research questions can be raised and answered from virtuallyanywhere on the globe. This chapter provides an overview of the advancements in open innovation and the phenomenon of crowdsourcing as its main tool for accelerating the solution- finding process for a given (not only scientific) problem by incorporating external knowledge, and specifically by including scientists and researchers in the formerly closed but now open systems of innovation processes. We present perspectives on two routes to open innovation and crowdsourcing: either asking for help to find a solution to a scientific question or contributing not only scientific knowledge but also other ideas towards the solution-finding process. Besides explaining forms and platforms for crowdsourcing in the sciences we also point out inherent risks and provide a future outlook for this aspect of (scientific) collaboration.

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Schildhauer, T., & Voss, H. (2014). Open Innovation and Crowdsourcing in the Sciences. In Opening Science (pp. 255–269). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-00026-8_17

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