New partnership for French Open Innovation6 12 2011
Hypios and expernova, France’s two leading Open Innovation service providers, have just signed a partnership. The companies will now be able to help clients across the entire value chain, from problem identification and resolution to implementation and production.
The two companies operate at different stages of R&D development. expernova locates specialists for clients that require expertise in an already identified scientific field. With select data mining tools, expernova’s search engine generates competency profiles from existing sources found on the Web (research papers, patents, etc.). Hypios helps companies solve internal R&D problems by putting them on its open-problem solving platform. It uses proprietary semantic technology, intelligent crowdsourcing, and human business process management to maximize the overall success rate.
With this new partnership, Hypios clients will now be able to use expernova’s tools to identify experts and specialized laboratories once a solution has been found. With more than 50,000 public and private research centers already classified in Europe and Asia, expernova provides access to an “intelligent” repository of more than a million scientists. expernova will promote the use of Hypios and its solving platform to help clients clearly identify the scientific disciplines needed for specific R&D problems.
“Hypios specializes in the exchange of ideas. Once the idea is defined, our clients do not necessarily have the expertise to implement the solutions. expernova, which is able to identify the best scientists, experts, and laboratories, can be the ‘missing link’ between ideation and realization,” says Daniel de Segovia Gross, CEO of Hypios.
“The ‘intelligent’ crowdsourcing that Hypios offers rests on an existing community of solvers who can immediately tackle any given problem. Working with Hypios will significantly speed up our clients’ innovation process, by helping them define their needs in terms of expertise,” adds Pascal Magnier, CEO of expernova.
expernova has developed a unique high-quality process for online competency identification and analysis. The expernova engine, updated every month, indexes the skills of over a million experts. This technology simplifies and speeds up the identification process to identify the experts that best fit the prerequisites of any project.
Hypios combines intelligent crowdsourcing, competency discovery technology, and human outreach to deliver an optimal open problem-solving service. “Seekers” post R&D problems to the network and select a deadline and a price for the successful “Solver.” Hypios, which draws from a network of over 800,000 solvers across the world, has been solving R&D problems for global companies since 2008.