MindHive (QLD) – 2014 SMART 100

MindHive (QLD) – 2014 SMART 100

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This SMART 100 profile and the information it contains is a duplication of content submitted by the applicant during the entry process. As a function of entry, applicants were required to declare that all details are factually correct, do not infringe on another’s intellectual property and are not unlawful, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, obscene, or otherwise objectionable. Some profiles have been edited for reasons of space and clarity.

1. THE BEGINNING

This innovation came to life when…

Eidos, an independent not-for-profit think tank, while evolving collaborative methods noticed barriers in policy making. Eidos spoke to our partners at the federal and state governments to gain feedback on hurdles they were experiencing.

The solution is an online crowdsourcing tool, MindHive, which increases the quality of Australian policy by gathering the best minds to tackle the country’s most complex public policy challenges.

MindHive policy is formed through increased involvement and access to evidence, leveraging online community engagement to drive large-scale change. The broadcast search mechanism harvests a consortium of experts who share the process of innovation.

2. WHAT & HOW

The purpose of this innovation is to…

Invigorate organizations with a system to best produce good public policy. MindHive brings the collective capabilities of a crowd to an easy access website.

It does this by…

It does this by connecting research experts, industry leaders and policymakers online. It gathers everyone into one space. Through engaging in an online community, government and industry are able to build capability.

Researchers are given the opportunity to influence public policy in real-time challenges. Both contributors and organizations in MindHive are engaged in an open-innovation collaboration that adds transparency and acceleration to public policy.

3. PURPOSE & BENEFITS

This innovation improves on what came before because…

An innovative platform through which policy can be co-created, evaluated, and informed by rigorous policy-relevant academic research- aiming to effectively merge the gap between Australian research and responsible policy making.

There is an online forum enabling participants to respond. Policy is designed through co-authoring with visible revision histories. We ensure consensus is reached and arising issues are resolved.

Its various benefits to the customer/end-user include…

Through collaboration, perspectives and expertise are maximized. There is access to an expanding database of experts who can gather across geographical boundaries. There is choice in the expert opinion sought giving flexibility. Best of all, it’s time and cost effective.

4. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

In the past, this problem was solved by…

Sometimes seeking closed innovation solutions that were isolated from experts because of perceived barriers. This may be due to problems in sourcing complementary partners.

When collaborations were formed, resources can be allocated away from achieving outcomes and towards governance. There may also be misalignment in core beliefs between collaborators leading to one-off partnerships.

Its predecessors/competitors include…

There are none. The strategy sought to build on TED’s idea presentation, Kickstarter’s funds generation, Get-Up’s mobilization, Kaggle’s time limits, Freelancer’s market, The Conversation’s translation, Hungry Beast’s animation, Code for America’s time lining and Chatham House’s confidentiality.

5. TARGET MARKET

It is made for…

The online community, government, industry and researchers. The union of diverse groups under one platform is simplicity by design. Its inclusive nature allows stakeholders to engage with experts and initiate dialogue.

MindHive enables quick and effective linkages in collaboration. The portal of relevant experts available gives a comprehensive outreach in a marketplace for ideas and solutions.

It is available for sale through…

The MindHive website. Interested organizations and contributors can sign up online, add themselves to the expanding subscription database. MindHive was released in May 2014. Licensing subscriptions are managed by the Eidos Institute.

Our marketing strategy is to…

Use a Kickstarter campaign, social media and forums in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. We are engaging interested stakeholders in the government, academia and industry.

We have introduced Eidos Institute’s existing networks to our new platform, extending our reach to national and international partners who share our vision.

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FINE PRINT
This SMART 100 profile and the information it contains is a duplication of content submitted by the applicant during the entry process. As a function of entry, applicants were required to declare that all details are factually correct, do not infringe on another’s intellectual property and are not unlawful, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, obscene, or otherwise objectionable. Some profiles have been edited for reasons of space and clarity.

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  • http://www.wolfandlamb.co TimothyLondon

    This looks like a great idea and has my vote!