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CIPTEC crowdsourcing platform
CIPTEC crowdsourcing platform

Application Area

  • Analysis, scenarios and measure selection
  • Dissemination and communication

Tool Type

  • Method / Approach
  • Software

Target Audience

  • Rural areas
  • Small cities
  • Medium-sized cities
  • Large cities
  • Metropolitan regions
  • Other


The CIPTEC Crowdsourcing platform aims to to support the generation of innovative ideas in Public Transport from different groups of individuals, and in parallel to stimulate dialogue and discussion among all stakeholders involved in the process. 

CIPTEC's research focuses on using crowdsourcing for innovation, more specifically for idea generation and for idea selection. Innovation has now become a more democratic process for many organisations; through the use of the internet, ideas can now come from anyone, and not only inside the organisation. Ideas are considered valuable, but there is a need for organisations to understand their value and to remain open to the requests of the external world. 

Approaching the crowd and using it to gather contributions can help organisations identify solutions to various challenges. Searching a solution to a specific problem and relying on the combined knowledge of many people, when conditions are prescribed properly, may be a more effective method than the use of experts.

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