DESCRIBE YOUR PROBLEM
Fill out a one-page “Challenge Template” that describes your problem, your desired solution, and what you have already tried. Spend no more than 20-30 minutes to complete the Template.
Attend a one-hour “Confidence Call” with SeaFreight Labs and our partner, InnoCentive, to discuss your completed
“Challenge Template.” The objective of the call is to understand your problem and determine whether our
SeaFreight CrowdSolving Open Innovation tool is viable for the problem you are facing.
Assuming we agree that SeaFreight CrowdSolving is likely to be effective, host a one-day (billable) Workshop at your offices to educate your organization on Open Innovation and learn at a deeper level the principles of effective problem identification and challenge design leading to potential solutions. You can have up to 20 stakeholders/attendees in the Workshop.
After the Workshop, we jointly decide how you can engage with SeaFreight Labs and our partner InnoCentive to run three or more challenges to solve your problems. We also decide if you need to run an anonymous challenge.
DESIGN & ENGAGEMENT PROCESS
After we commercially engage, SeaFreight Labs and InnoCentive begin the design and engagement process with you. The full process of engagement is explained during the Workshop.
After a few months, we deliver the results of our Challenge process. You only award prize money if you receive a submission that meets your Challenge requirements.
ABOUT OUR PARTNER
InnoCentive provides the world’s leading network, methodology and platform to tap into the global ‘crowd’. They have a network of over 400,000 global Solvers from over 195 countries and territories. They can expose a SeaFreight Labs Challenge to tens of millions of Solvers monthly. Over 60% of their Solvers have advanced degrees in technology, sciences, engineering, marketing, AI and big data. InnoCentive has successfully transferred IP around the world while protecting a client’s identity, if a client wishes to remain anonymous.
SeaFreight Labs is a reseller of the InnoCentive platform and methodology.