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    Posted November 2, 2009 by
    Manor, Texas

    Open Innovation Comes To Manor, Texas


    "The Best Way To Predict The Future Is To Create It"


    The small Texas town of  Manor, Texas is "creating the future" one idea at a time.  Manor, Texas has recently deployed their newest innovation called Manor Labs. Manor Labs is an open innovation platform, powered by Spigit, that allows anyone in the world to contribute new ideas and solutions to existing problems in Manor. Users can submit ideas and track them through the innovation process, as well as collaborate and vote on other user's ideas. One of the most interesting features with this platform is that users are ranked and rewarded with "Innobucks" based upon their participation (such as voting for ideas, submitting ideas, commenting on ideas, etc.). These "Innobucks" can be traded in for real products, which provides users a tangible benefit for their participation. In addition, the City of Manor has stated they will utilize Manor Labs to publish their research and development for other agencies to learn from.

    Check out http://www.manorlabs.org for more information.

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