Crowdsourcing as an open innovation and awareness raising tool to promote cleaner biomass burning in the Alpine region
In the framework of WPT2 BB-Clean partner Econcept used the crowdsourcing platform www.innonatives.com to identify interesting ideas and solutions on two innovation challenges. The idea of the work package was to use crowdsourcing as an open innovation and awareness raising tool to promote cleaner biomass burning in the Alpine region, and thus BB-Clean challenges were born!
We asked participants of the platform to give us solutions on 2 challenges:
+ Innovative ideas and technologies for a cleaner use of domestic biomass heating systems
+ Optimization of Biomass Heating in the Alpine Region – Awareness Raising, Information Needs and Barriers
Around 5000 persons visited the platform and interacted with it. We received more than 40 ideas from around 100 new users on the platform. Below you can find the best ones!
Best of Optimization of Biomass Heating in the Alpine Region – Awareness Raising, Information Needs and Barriers
1) Website – Weather linked heating information
On a website, the Federal Office could adjust the amount of fuel per fuel type annually to the average temperatures of the year. In this way, the user can get current information conveniently. Tips and contact persons could also be found on the website, e.g. in the form of videos.
2) The wood transport network
A "Wood" Network Manager could be created in the same way as for Gas or Electricity. Its action, like ENEDIS or GRDF: Manage inventory; Quality control; Manage new "connections" (logistics of wood delivery on site).