A Vancouver-area high-tech company developing fusion energy is stepping out of the often cloistered world of fusion science to crowdsource difficult engineering problems.
General Fusion, a 65-person operation in the suburb of Burnaby, has allied with renowned US-based innovation crowdsourcing company Innocentive to find a seal for its fusion creation system. The seal must withstand immense pressure, extreme, sun-like temperatures, and many colossal impacts. Innocentive crowdsources innovative solutions from “the world’s smartest people” who compete to provide solutions to business, social, policy, scientific and technical challenges.
Crowdsourcing is the new outsourcing for scientists (Financial Post)