A Novel Approach for Open Innovation Platforms : Multistep Dynamic Expert Sourcing

Open Innovation platforms (and especially problem solving platforms) have received increasing attention over the last few years. Although much hope was initially put into them, it gradually faded away and changed in some form of mistrust, because of a number of drawbacks (relatively low number of solvers, confidentiality issues, intellectual property management problems, disappointing solutions, etc.). We propose a novel approach, Multistep Dynamic Expert Sourcing (MDES), developed and implemented by the French company PRESANS. This approach solves most of the existing drawbacks and leverages all the potential of online Open Innovation. This very short article is summary of a series of upcoming articles on Expert Sourcing (vs crowdsourcing): A Novel Approach for Open Innovation Platforms : Multistep Dynamic Expert Sourcing

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Interview of Victor Granatstein, who was selected by PRESANS and earned 12 000 € for writing a review on microwaves!

PRESANS was recently chosen by a company in the Defense sector to identify an expert in the world able to write a review on high-power microwaves. PRESANS, has developed a novel approach, leveraging a proprietary Expert Search Engine, to find experts. Victor Granatstein, professor at the University of Maryland (USA) was identified by PRESANS and earned 12 000€ for writing a 40 page report on this topic he knows perfectly. Victor is glad to share his experience of PRESANS with us: Could you please tell us a little bit about yourself? I am a professor of electrical engineering at the University of Maryland where I have been leading research on high power microwave sources and applications. One area of study

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