The original idea behind crowdsourcing consists of gathering ideas/solutions from large groups of people usually through online media. Usually a party owning a challenge/issue/problem posts it on an online platform and “solvers” answer the challenge with their solution(s). Typically there is an incentive (price/reward) provided by the interested party for the solvers to get involved and provide innovative solutions.
In the E-mobility NSR Forum, crowdsouricng has been adapted to the specific needs of the project. After the challenges have been posted, the solvers/users can choose which challenge to solve.
The award criteria from each challenge gives guidelines in regards to what the solution should contain.