Chaordix Inc.

Chaordix Inc.

October 22, 2014 11:30 ET

Crowdsourcing Connects World of Work With World of Knowledge

VIA University College and Chaordix® launch first ongoing crowdsourcing community connecting private and public organizations with thousands of students, educators and researchers

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK and LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM and CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Oct. 22, 2014) - VIA University College and Chaordix® jointly announced today's launch of VIA Connect, a crowdsourcing community bridging higher education, research and innovation. The community will connect private and public organizations - including leading global brands and local governments - with thousands of researchers, educators and students, who will provide ideas and innovations tailored to their organizations. Specifically, organizations will be invited to share challenges in the community, and community members will address them by connecting, collaborating and innovating online at www.viaconnect.dk.

"Crowdsourcing is disrupting business models and entire industries," said Chief Consultant Flemming Binderup Gammelgaard, who directs the project for VIA University College and is Co- Founder & Chairman of the Danish Crowdsourcing Association. "With VIA Connect, VIA University College will become the first institution of higher education and research to develop its own crowdsourcing solution as a long-term commitment to driving collaborative innovation together with partners from across the private and public sectors."

To build VIA Connect, VIA partnered with Chaordix, a global crowdsourcing leader with offices in Calgary, Canada, New York, USA and London, UK. Chaordix provides an enterprise technology platform and applications - combining crowdsourcing processes with social sciences practices - for predictive brand and product innovation communities.

"The incredible Chaordix team brought the sophisticated crowdsourcing methodology and technology platform we were looking for in a partner," said Gammelgaard. "I've been thrilled with how they've helped us realize our vision for VIA Connect as a major new innovation channel."

Concurrently with the community launch, VIA University College will be delivering an educational program to give students a working knowledge of the collaborative strategies, practices and tools that are powering new forms of production and value creation, equipping them with the skills required to succeed in a globally connected world.

"Everything about VIA Connect is forward thinking," said Shelley Kuipers, Chaordix Founder & CEO. "This is a sustainable model that enables organizations to make targeted, time-and-cost- controlled investments as their first forays into crowdsourcing. It also directly enables community members, so they're better prepared to drive tangible results for the partner companies, and so they're equipped to be key players in the crowd economy taking shape all over the world."

"We're excited about our collaboration with Flemming, VIA and all the partners. We think VIA Connect will ultimately prove to be a major milestone in how crowdsourcing is deployed to connect academic, corporate and public stakeholders in pursuit of innovation."

About VIA University College

VIA University College is Denmark's largest university of applied science, with 18,000 full-time students, 2,500 international students, 2,000 faculty members & staff, 20 Research Centers, 7 Student Incubators and 8 campuses in 7 cities. Recognized as the most entrepreneurial institution of education in Denmark, VIA University College is also a founding partner of the Danish Crowdsourcing Association. Visit http://www.viauc.com to find out more.

About Chaordix

Chaordix® is the global standard in crowdsourced brand and product innovation. Chaordix uses the power of crowdsourcing to help the world's leading companies and organizations gain sustained community engagement and predictive intelligence. Chaordix's Crowd Intelligence™ community solutions are helping a global clientele including LEGO, P&G, IBM, FutureBrand, KPMG, American Airlines, Virgin and VIA University College leverage its unique crowdsourcing technology and methodology to drive team insights programs, b2b forums, brand development initiatives, sustainability challenges, and product innovation communities. Visit http://www.chaordix.com/ to find out more.

Contact Information

  • VIA University College
    Flemming Binderup Gammelgaard
    Chief Consultant
    +45 8755 0529
    connect@via.dk

    Chaordix, Inc.
    Ryan DeGama
    Senior Brand Communications Strategist & Writer
    1 (403) 836-3046
    press@chaordix.com