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Can crowdsourcing bring students and companies together?

11 July 2014
Alex Camm

Alex Camm, UC-Crowd Project Manager for the University of Salford

The adage “two heads are better than one” is at the core of a new European project UC-Crowd. The project has the ultimate goal of enabling companies and universities to work effectively and productively together on real business challenges – using a platform called Challenge Academy.

The project team are using the latest technological advances combined with the critical mass of the online population to re-interpret the concept of crowdsourcing and point it directly at the heart of academia.

The project will deliver an online platform that lets companies and universities communicate with each other to work on the same challenges and create closer working ties between industry and research.

Why is the University of Salford involved in this project?