CICC is a collaborative workplace based on the “crowdsourcing” paradigm. The aim is to capitalise on all the knowledge available relating to a specific system, in order to solve complex problems.
With little investment, “seekers” (companies searching for a solution) can post their problem. The “solvers” (companies offering ideas for posted problems) will propose solutions.
If a Solver’s solution is retained, a financial reward is given.
This collaborative workplace is an illustration of open innovation and works using the concept of “contradiction”, specific to the TRIZ methodology. The seeker must express his problem as a set of contradictions needing to be solved. Solvers (worldwide) will propose inventive solutions to address these contradictions.