HMS’ edit distance challenge drew 733 participants, of whom 122 submitted algorithms. The submitters represented 69 countries. According to Harvard Business School Professor Karim Lakhani, who helped oversee the contest
Professors Boudreau and Lakhani write:
Harvard Catalyst’s experiment in open innovation was not only about finding novel solutions to difficult problems. It also was intended to explore how all aspects of the scientific research process could be systematically opened up: from formulating research questions to evaluating research projects and ultimately to encouraging scientific experiments that brought in new ideas and approaches to long-standing problems.
From OI Community | How Harvard Uses OI To Solve World-Class Scientific Problems http://t.co/5PmDMzfcVU— Henry Chesbrough (@HenryChesbrough) July 29, 2014