Do you have a problem to solve? A big idea that needs exploring? Hire swarm intelligence online.
Skillhive Next is a digital marketplace for top experts to solve difficult problems together beyond organizational boundaries.
The work day of the future may begin like this: you put on your virtual reality goggles while sitting on your couch, you join a group that is organised that same morning and start resolving a shared problem with experts in different industries from all around the world.
This type of work day is not far from reality even today. The new working life is represented by Skillhive Next, which is a new type of marketplace for expert services and skills. It is a platform where anyone can buy or sell their expertise and resolve problems together with others using “swarm intelligence”.
The need for the service has also resulted from the change that has occurred with work. Many of the problems of the digital era require co-operation and combination of different types of knowledge expertise to be resolved. An individual expert cannot master all areas and co-operation needs to be organised so that it has more flexibility. With Skillhive Next, experts are organised flexibly into “swarms”, which are formed using algorithms, automation and different types of data visualisations.
Different products and services have already been productised on Skillhive Next. The product may be a response to a question, a report, a market or competitor analysis, or even a project or a study. The customer can select the best and most suitable offer. The contract templates are standardised and no separate negotiations are conducted with the service.
The swarm model also allows the swarm to be joined by a learner. Learners do not get paid, but they can improve their knowledge. As those participating in the service do not know one another in person, Skillhive allows an expert to build reputation capital. The customer provides feedback on every completed project, so those working on the project are motivated to perform well in each one.
Skillhive Next was among Top 5 in Sitra’s Ratkaisu 100 Challenge.
In order to develop our solution forward we need an investment of roughly 200k-300k euros. Currently Intunex Oy (the company behind Skillhive) works operates with a positive cash flow.
You can read more about it and join the hive at www.skillhive.com.