Knowledge repositories for Crowdsourcing innovation intermediaries is the working area of my PhD research.
crowdsourcing innovation intermediary performs mediation activities between
companies, which have a problem to solve or seek a business opportunity, and a
group of people motivated to present ideas based on their knowledge, experience
and wisdom, taking advantage of technology sharing and collaboration emerging
intermediaries known don´t have, yet, an integrated vision that combines the
creation of value through community development, brokering and technology transfer.
research project aims to analyze these intermediaries and to develop an
architecture of a consensual ontology of crowdsourcing innovation, enabling the
sharing and reuse of relevant knowledge, contributing to a better understanding
of this model of open innovation and business for intermediaries; and from
this, to develop a conceptual architecture of an interoperable repository of
knowledge that enables effective support and integration activities developed
in the process of value creation (community building, brokering and technology transfer).Thus, the research question
of this project is:
integrated IT-based architecture of a knowledge repository can support
crowdsourcing innovation intermediaries?
A knowledge repository is a system that supports
all kind of data, from a variety of heterogeneous sources, such as structured
data (e.g. relational databases), semi-formatted data (e.g. XML, HTML, RDF
files), text documents (e.g. plain text files, word processor files, PDF
files), and binary data (e.g. image, audio, software files), within an
The main functions of a knowledge repository
are the capture, storage, maintenance and retrieval of knowledge from all the
available sources. These functions must include both the capabilities for
assimilating knowledge from outside (such as competitive intelligence systems acquiring
information about other companies in the same industry) and capabilities for
creating new knowledge from the reinterpretation and reformulation of existing
and newly acquired information.
The principal challenge of knowledge repositories is to insert and maintain integrated all the heterogeneous data objects.
|Crowdsourcing innovation intermediaries
crowdsourcing innovation intermediary is an organization that mediates the
communication and relationship between the seekers – companies that aspire to
solve some problem or to take advantage of any business opportunity – with a
crowd that is prone to give ideas based on their knowledge, experience and
crowd is composed by groups of specialists in different areas:
- individual researchers
- research team
- post-graduate students