Purpose of the website

Purpose

  • The platform is designed to contribute to the creativity of talented people, able to imagine and produce innovative projects and ideas in various fields, with the help of other users too, through their assessment of the idea’s quality or suggestions on the following choices, through a survey or a brainstorming operation
  • It can be used to allow Private Citizens, Companies or Institutions (eg Universities, Research Institutes, Cultural Organizations, Government Organizations, Political Parties and Trade Unions) to publish and show their Ideas and Innovative Projects, to make them valuable through an evaluation given by Users with a score or a vote, using engaging techniques, analyzing the quality and interest of the initiative, to quickly find the outlets of use.
  • One of the purposes is also to make known systems or products that have a patent, make them voted by others, obtain a ranking position and consequently have the opportunity to sell the patent or products or finance the business development.
  • There will also be a page of the Website that will highlight the Ideas for which the Inventor will have implemented a crowdfunding with the link to the crowdfunding reference Website
  • The Website’s activities also have a great social utility as they allow anyone in the world to gain visibility of their Idea and, if this is interesting and deserving of valorisation, also gain the economic benefits for him and who will benefit from it.
  • By evaluations with a vote, it can also be achieved marketing and opinion surveys, even using a small number of Voters among the ones who have turned out to be the best in representing the Voters’ media for a certain Category that, in doing so, will receive a reward (see chapter below).
  • Surveys may also be launched on various topics that may also serve to make preventive choices based on the likes of Users and then develop a new Idea.
  • Surveys can also cover social, economic or political initiatives, including the analysis of the orientation of a party’s choice for future elections or the response to a forthcoming referendum question. They are promoted not by the Website Operator, but by the Users themselves, as defined in the Legal Area of ​​this Website. In such cases, an absolute guarantee of Voting Privacy is provided, as specified in the ” Ideas Visibility ” chapter.
  • It will also be possible to ask a question to all Users or to a small number, expressing a need, in terms of product/service or development of a specific theme, asking to develop an idea to meet this need.
  • All Users can be Inventors and Voters of other Ideas at the same time.
  • Their identity is confidential, as it will normally be visible in the rankings only an alphanumeric identifier (nickname), unless the User explicitly decides to be recognized and will not be contacted or disturbed by other Users, unless they transmit to other Users a further secret code that will be automatically provided to the User.
  • The Website may also supply and distribute products and services of a wide range of quality and/or commercial reputation (regarding the legal aspects, see the Legal Area, page “Terms of Service Provision and Product Sales“).

 

Use

  • To be able to work on the Website is required first of all a registration, which is free for all Users who want to see and vote on the Ideas published by others.
  • Those who want to enter their Ideas, Inventions, Surveys, Needs to be Voted, will enjoy a free period of thirty days from signing up to the Website, where they can include as many as they want.
  • For conditions beyond the free period, see below, in the “Reserved Area Users”

 

Idea Visibility

  • The Inventor of any Idea may decide to make it visible to all Website Users or to a group of people he chooses (such as a part or all employees of a company or group of researchers) and only their vote for it.
  • When he makes it visible, he’ll receive a confirmation email with the entered data, which may serve him to send it to a system that gives a certain date to his invention.
  • The Inventor will have to decide whether the result of the vote will be visible on the ranking list at the end of the vote and Voters will be warned of the choice made before voting.
  • The Inventor will have to decide whether or not to be preserved or completely destroyed and no longer reconstructed the possibility to match the single vote to the Voter who gave it and the Voters will be warned of the choice made before voting so that they can express their vote in the tranquility of anonymity in the case of particular categories (as specified below), since it is not possible to know in any way even after his vote.
  • Even if he decides to preserve the possibility to match the single vote to the Voter who gave it, anyway the Website don’t provide it, unless expressly authorized by the Voter, while the average scores obtained by the Idea will be shown on the ranking list, subdivided by Voter type, only if this subdivision does not allow the single Voting to be recognized.
  • Inventors are prohibited from selecting the preservation of the possibility to match the single vote to the Voter who gave it for categories that require political or religious opinions, sexual or gender orientation or similar; for these types of requests it will be necessary to select its deletion, a system that involves the adoption of a procedure that destroys the possibility to match the single vote to the Voter who gave, but uses it for statistical purposes only with reports of aggregate data, while retaining the fact that the User has already voted and will not be able to vote again the same Idea.

 

Sponsorship

  • Everyone will be able to sponsor his Idea:
    • to increase the likelihood of viewing by Users
    • in order to be able to make proposals to the Voters who have expressed a high liking, both for participation in financing (crowdfunding) and for purchasing the product or service when they will be available

 

Categories

  • For better traceability, ideas are subdivided into a variety of categories and ideas for new products, systems, or services can be included, as well as other (see the full list that can be implemented at users’ request)

 

Rankings

  • At the end of the voting period of a given Idea, this will reach a ranked place within their category and will be more visible in the ranking list those who have scored a higher score in the case of numerical votes or those who have had a greater number of Voters, in the case of choice between a list of possibilities.
  • For the whole quarter after the end of the Voting, the five Ideas that have received a higher average numerical vote in the previous quarter for each category, TOP5, will be voted again, and will receive an additional score on what they had achieved, according to the ranking position in the new vote for TOP5
  • The Inventor that has entered an Idea will be able to see, in addition to the average vote reached by the Voters, also the ones divided by using the following cross-linked filters, and only if the vote of the single Voter is not recognized:
    • range of age <18 years    18-35 years    36-50 years    > 50 years
    • gender (male or female)
    • level of education
    • nationality
    • state of residence
    • residence area: province or region depending on the number of voters
    • connection device (smartphone or desktop/tablet)
  • Anyone who wants to vote for an Idea or participate in a Survey will be able to do so, but on condition that he provides the data in the list just above, in order to allow the Inventor to divide the vote according to the aforementioned parameters, except the last that results automatically.

 

The Vote and its weight

  • Registration is required to express the vote (see Use chapter).
  • You can vote on Ideas, Inventions or Surveys proposed by other subjects.
  • The important factor is that the Voting influence on the voting of other ideas, in the case of numerical votes, depends on his commitment and his ability to represent the majority of Voters for that particular category, and this is achieved by introducing a multiplication coefficient of his vote.
  • The Votant also gets a score in the case of a numerical vote and if it is selected the preservation of the possibility to match the single vote to the Voter who gave
  • Voters will be warned in advance if it is selected the preservation of the possibility to match the single vote to the Voter who gave, although this match will not be provided to anyone unless express consent
  • No one will be allowed to return to the person who has expressed that vote, unless expressly authorized by the voter.
  • If voting require political or religious opinions, sexual or gender orientation or similar, Voters will only be able to respond if the Inventor has selected the option of destroying the possibility to match the single vote to the Voter who gave it, a system that involves the adoption of a procedure that destroys the possibility to match the single vote to the Voter who gave, but uses it for statistical purposes only with reports of aggregate data, while retaining the fact that the User has already voted and will not be able to vote again the same Idea. If it is selected the preservation of the possibility to match the single vote to the Voter who gave, the Voters are required not to vote and notify the Website Operator by pressing the button, otherwise, by using this system, there is the possibility to match the single vote to the Voter who gave it, thereby violating Privacy obligations.

 

Awards

  • Those who vote on Ideas can get benefits and rewards if they do it with skill and commitment.
  • To assess skill and commitment, the criterion is used to ascertain how much his vote approaches to the assessment expressed by the majority of all voters by assigning a vote to the Voters.
  • A list of Voters will be drawn up for each category and the adwords will be indicated from time to time on the basis of the ranking achieved

 

Certificates

  • Both the Inventor and the Voter will be able to obtain a certificate with their own results, the accuracy of which will be verifiable by anyone entering the code contained in the certificate itself.

 

Multiple Conditional Surveys and Voting Certification

  • Multiple Surveys that use “skip logic” to allow the next poll will depend on the choice made by the Voters between those proposed in the previous poll and so on in a multiple polling system
  • It allows to use standardized analysis systems that can be customized by those who put in the multiple Survey, normally a company or research institute.
  • At the end of the last Survey of this series, it will be possible to extract a database to evaluate the Voters according to the total of the answers given, comparing the result with the answer found to be correct by those who put this special survey and giving a special rating to the Voting, a sort of certification.
  • Who wants to participate and be evaluated must expressly authorize the recognizability of his vote
  • The company or research institute who put this multiple Survey will pay for this service depending on the number of responses received
  • This system can be used for example:
    • to do market research
    • to do customer or employee satisfaction surveys
    • to get a list of selected and certified candidates to conduct credible market surveys
    • to examine the skills of a candidate for a job position
    • to do quiz exams for students and teachers
  • In the last two previous cases, those who want to participate and be evaluated may expressly authorize the recognition of his vote
  • In this case, at the end of the last Survey of this series, it will be possible to extract a database to evaluate the Voters according to the total of the answers given, comparing the result with the answer found to be correct by those who put this special survey and giving a special rating to the Voting, a sort of certification.

 

Reserved Area User

1) Private (natural persons)

  • Subject to the exceptions listed below, the Inventor who wishes to publish his own Ideas, to initiate Surveys or to express a Need, can buy “credits” and use them to get a monthly or annual subscription fee, and can enter as many as he wishes (as for the legal aspects, see Legal Area, page “Terms of Service Delivery and Product Sale”).
  • The renewal will not be automatic
  • Once the subscription period expires, when Inventor wants to enter a new Idea or Survey or Need, he will be warned and will have to renew his subscription.

2) Companies

  • Each company can buy “credits” and use them to get a monthly or annual subscription fee for how many Users they want, who will be accredited, to enter Ideas, Surveys or Needs even as private, once they are registered, completing the appropriate procedure. For each Users registered, the company will use the credits purchased only for the monthly or annual subscription fee.
  • The renewal will not be automatic
  • Once the subscription period expires, when Inventor wants to enter a new Idea or Survey or Need, he will be warned and will have to renew his subscription.
  • For companies there is a special section of the portal that deals with “Brainstorming”. To make the use of this special section more attractive to company’s employees, the Website uses gamification techniques that enable to get more people involved by providing benefits proportional to the time, capacity and commitment dedicated, both of reputation and possibly linked to rewarding systems.
    The visibility will be restricted to a group of employees or agents or customers, allowing participants to operate independently, thus choosing their working hours according to their availability and preference.
    This section of Brainstorming allows to set up a set of steps for its development by the Project Manager, to be activated from time to time when, for example, the previous steps are completed.
    It provides a set of already prepared lists, which can also be modified in the order of presentation or integrated with other items by the Project Manager, depending on the type of Brainstorming that you want to undertake.
    These series of lists will be increased and improved over time, even at the suggestion of the same Users who will be able to enter a new list, granting the Administrator a free unlimited use license, seeing his/her work acknowledged by prize.

3) Universities and Research Institutes

  • At least for the first year, university professors and researchers can enter their Ideas, Surveys, or Needs free of charge.
  • University students can enter their graduation thesis free of charge.

4) Cultural Organizations, Government Bodies, Political Parties, Trade Unions

  • It is possible to evaluate in advance the acceptability of projects or initiatives designed, through extensive Surveys to all registered to the Website or only to registered members of a particular Organization or Political Party or Association or residents of a single country.
  • It will also be possible to make a poll on voting intentions for the upcoming political or administrative elections or referendums, with reports broken down by single type of Voters, extremely reliable because the system guarantees the absolute privacy of the voters.