"Working with HYVE helped us to get an outside perspective and engage the crowd, and to drive innovation and the transformation with high speed forward."
Volkswagen corporation was looking for new concepts for a car body with less joint complexity which can be mass produced.
How could such a body look like? Which new joining methods can be used? How can classic joining methods be reduced?
These questions were profoundly answered by the community.
"It is great to see a community partnering with us to solve
problems of the future mobility. It is always great to see how well the community of HYVE understands our customers’ needs and their
mobility use cases."
The aim of the contest was to improve the luggage compartment of BMW cars. The contest existed out of three categories: variability, restraint system and coverage of the luggage compartment. It was possible to develop a feasible solution within each of the categories.
"I was very positively surprised, firstly by the number of submissions that we got but also by the creativity and quality of the submissions. So the results through HYVE Crowd have been excellent for us.
The contest was about the creation of new and innovative interior designs for trains. Questions like how a modern train interior should look like and what kind of innovative features should be integrated needed to be solved. Thereby it was irrelevant if participants have great experience in interior design or not, the contest was addressed to professionals, students, hobby designers and everyone who was interested into the topic.
"Innovations are indispensable for agricultural engineering companies and hence an essential part for the sustainable success of the company. HYVE helped us effectively generate and structure them."
Pöttinger was looking for solutions for a technical problem: the optimization of the alignment of the balde of grass, to improve the cut in the loading wagons and silage trailers. The aim of the contest was a better alignment in the cutting of the crop. This resulted in significant advantage for the complete following process. Machine Engineers, farmers, designers, hobby workman and creative and interested people were invited to join the contest.
"I firmly believe that smart consumers are the most important but also the most underestimated innovation drivers. Thus, customer-oriented companies are well advised to listen very carefully to their clients. The HYVE Crowd supported us perfectly to do so."
The main objective of this contest was to create ideas and concepts for future uses of M2M which help find and follow nearly every imaginable object or entity on earth. The challenge was to think about different potential application areas and solutions in the area of tracking a variety of objects or entities.
"I didn’t know what to expect from the contest, as I had never done anything like this before - it was a completely new experience for me. To be honest, I was surprised about the number of people who have joined the contest. It was a great learning that a contest is such a powerful tool."
Henkel, the world's largest adhesive manufacturer, has for the first time called for a competition for packaging design. At the Adhesives Packaging Design Contest, all creative minds are asked to submit innovative designs for adhesive packaging.
"Contests really do give a company a chance to get some really interesting perspectives. HYVE Crowd has generated some interesting ideas. Some of them are really out of the box and really wild while some of them are not so wild. A lot of them are very, very good."
The Air Cargo Innovation Challenge seeked new and creative ideas about how customer-service should be set up and should function in the coming years. The contest especially focused on customer Touchpoints, where customers and the customer-service department come into contact; Apps & all means of new technology communication as well as customer loyalty programs. Moreover HYVE established an area called the “Blank Room”, where contestants were invited to submit their most exciting and out-of-the-box ideas which do not fit into the other three categories.