We are currently doing a study with researchers at Erasmus University (Rotterdam, Netherlands) concerning open innovation and prize-based crowdsourcing. They have already conducted personal interviews with several Solvers and as a follow-up will be sending out a survey this week to a few thousand active Solvers. In the researcher’s words:
“We aim to understand your motivations, perceptions, thoughts, and how you solve Challenges.”
I just wanted to give you a heads-up that you might receive this survey in the coming days and mention a few things:
- The survey is anonymous. It will mention a specific Challenge to which you submitted a solution, but the researchers will not know who you are or see your actual submission – they will just know that you submitted to that particular Challenge. Again, your responses will be treated anonymously and only be used for academic purposes and improving our services.
- Any Solver who opted out of receiving emails from InnoCentive will not receive the Survey.
- The survey is targeting “active” Solvers, that is, those that have submitted to several Challenges in recent history. Some will be award winners and some will not.
- The survey should only take about 15 minutes of your time.
Not everyone will receive a survey, but please check your email (and spam-box) for the survey next week. We ask that you answer all questions as accurately and honestly as possible so that we can build your feedback and insights into our future Challenges and serve you better.
Thank you in advance!
InnoCentive-Erasmus University Research Team