What would you do with a bounty? Decentralized collaboration on an open innovation platform

Would you like to create a bounty to get your trash picked up without registering on Handy? Would you like to receive a bounty by giving someone a lift on your way home without being an official Lyft driver? Would you like to use a bounty to crowdsource innovative approach to your next big startup idea? In a world powered by The Bounties Network, user can easily create or fulfill tasks, getting paid with tokens on the Ethereum blockchain.

NYC BigApps: Crowdsourcing Civic Innovation

In 2009, New York City launched the BigApps competition, inviting citizen-hackers to work together to create applications that improve the lives of New Yorkers. BigApps spurred a grass-roots movement for an Open Data law and served as a fecund source of ideas for the Mayor’s office. The City of New York should increasingly use design thinking processes for application development. In addition, BigApps should challenge citizen-hackers to produce solutions to diverse problems, beyond the quotidian experience of software developers.

Open innovation in the Public Sector: The Argentinean case

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While governments have to deal with many of the most pressing issues of our era, their organizations are often not prepared to nurture innovation and implement disruptive solutions. To make things worse, most governments are not able to pay competitive salaries. In this article we will explore how the Argentinean government leverages open innovation processes to improve policy making