Metro do Porto is a system characterized by being an open system, without physical barriers, so this results in higher levels of fraud (people that use the subway without ticket, or an invalid one). In order to mitigate these high levels of fraud, Metro do Porto challenged InoCrowd to find a solution.
In about 60 days InoCrowd had 11 valid solutions in order to solve this challenge, yet the solver of this challenge was a company from Japan. The winning solution was to implement sensors with LIDAR technology, as well as artificial intelligence that detects the movements of people. This sensor is connected to the validation machine software, and it has an error rate of 5%
Curious fact: Curious fact: this technology has been used in Japan for over 20 years, in order to try to prevent suicides.
“It was very easy to work with InoCrowd, there was full and absolute support in the definition of the problem as well as the parameterization of the problem. The greatest benefit is that instead of looking for in different companies in the expectation of a solution that perhaps we will never find, we put a challenge on a worldwide scale so that the solution comes to us.”Professor Jorge Delgado, CEO
Well structured proposals, right sized and discovering innovative materials: Effective way to find innovative solutions. Solutions effectively found in 6 weeks, low cost and easy to implement.
Eng. João Paulo Oliveira
General Manager of Bosch EuropeRead more
The platform provided by InoCrowd enabled Volkswagen Autoeuropa to access knowledge and skills that were not available within your organization. The simple formula used to solving the problems, as “challenges”, tightens together companies, universities and R&D organisations. Volkswagen Autoeuropa acknowledges that this approach brings a huge promotional potential and high leverage to corporate innovation capability, driving scientific research to the development of solutions that will create value to its processes and products.
Eng. Margarida Pereira
Director of Innovation of the AutoeuropaRead more
InoCrowd’s way of searching for a solution made it possible to provide ANA Airports with a variety of high quality solutions, certifying the degree of commitment of the participants and thus giving greater assurance in relation to the usual format of the search for solutions, typically limited in the proposals.
Eng. Isabel de Oliveira Rebelo
Director of innovation at ANA AirportsRead more
Through the platform of InoCrowd’s it was possible for Lisbon City Council to launch its first open innovation challenge. InoCrowd platform made it possible that, the minute the challenge was launched, it was greeted with enthusiasm by a wide and diverse network of researchers with innovative ideas and solutions. This is not only a great way to find solutions to problems, but also, in the case of a Municipality, a magnificent means to engage every citizen in the governance its own town, facing new challenges every day.
Dr. Graça Franco
President of the Comission of Economy and Innovation at Lisbon City HallRead more