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Cities are where innovation happens. When you concentrate people and resources so they can intermingle you stack the odds in favor of innovation.

Make it your City. Form a City with your research community, company, or team. Use it internally. Embed a City in your website. Demo it at a conference, when your community is primed for impactful collaboration.

Our Model for Facilitating Innovation
(select an area below to learn more about it)
Knowledge Management

The core value of a Cognitive City is that people, data, and content are resources that should be Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Re-usable within the innovation management platform. This supports the global cultural shift toward open data, transparency, and sustainability. Being able to find resources that have already been created eliminates duplication of effort and illuminates gaps where resources have yet to be developed.

Team Optimization

Every team will go through forming, storming, norming, performing, and adjourning stages.* Teams perform better when they can share the understanding needed to meet goals and improve operations. When teams can curate and organize the community ontology, communication barriers are eliminated and translation across disciplines improves. Members who can more easily create analogies to explain their unique perspectives to the team give the overall group an advantage in the search for solutions to wicked problems.

Idea Generation

When translators connect great teams to the resources they need, innovative ideas emerge. Network and knowledge brokers are great at injecting new information or resources into a team in a way that protects both mission focus and emergent opportunities for impact. The value of translators, facilitators, and brokers has long been immeasurable. We now are identifying behaviors that people in these roles perform that facilitate innovation and can be quantified to demonstrate the value these roles bring to an organization.

Agile Co-Production

Great ideas go nowhere without a cross-disciplinary team to turn those ideas into action, interventions, and impact. Problem structuring, ideation, design, execution, dissemination, and feedback are necessary steps for successful interventions. Being able to support and track an idea from spark to impact is critical for agile co-production.

Continuous Improvement

Don’t just survive disruption. Lead the way. Data-driven decisions can help. ‘Improvement’ involves motivating the community to align to the vision and culture, experimenting, quantifying performance, identifying best practices, and optimizing. ‘Continuous’ means doing it all over again -- again and again -- so you can watch the community grow in size and impact.

Our Theory
(select an area below to learn more about it)
Continuous Improvement

Don’t just survive disruption. Lead the way. Data-driven decisions can help. ‘Improvement’ involves motivating the community to align to the vision and culture, experimenting, quantifying performance, identifying best practices, and optimizing. ‘Continuous’ means doing it all over again -- again and again -- so you can watch the community grow in size and impact.

Agile Co-Production

Great ideas go nowhere without a cross-disciplinary team to turn those ideas into action, interventions, and impact. Problem structuring, ideation, design, execution, dissemination, and feedback are necessary steps for successful interventions. Being able to support and track an idea from spark to impact is critical for agile co-production.

Idea Generation

When translators connect great teams to the resources they need, innovative ideas emerge. Network and knowledge brokers are great at injecting new information or resources into a team in a way that protects both mission focus and emergent opportunities for impact. The value of translators, facilitators, and brokers has long been immeasurable. We now are identifying behaviors that people in these roles perform that facilitate innovation and can be quantified to demonstrate the value these roles bring to an organization.

Team Optimization

Every team will go through forming, storming, norming, performing, and adjourning stages.* Teams perform better when they can share the understanding needed to meet goals and improve operations. When teams can curate and organize the community ontology, communication barriers are eliminated and translation across disciplines improves. Members who can more easily create analogies to explain their unique perspectives to the team give the overall group an advantage in the search for solutions to wicked problems.

Knowledge Management

The core value of a Cognitive City is that people, data, and content are resources that should be Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Re-usable within the innovation management platform. This supports the global cultural shift toward open data, transparency, and sustainability. Being able to find resources that have already been created eliminates duplication of effort and illuminates gaps where resources have yet to be developed.

Pricing

Tool
Cost
Description
Cognitive City
$5,000
  • Data: User Survey
  • Visualization: Customizable Network Diagrams
  • City Management: Global Administrator Account, Metrics Dashboard, Administrator-Only Curation
  • Users: Global Search, Collaboration Suggestions, Connection Requests, User Comparison
  • Tools: Artifact Creators (Sparks, Questions, Projects, Opportunities)
Additional Tools - Licensed Yearly
API Integration
$5,000
API Integration allows the scheduled pushing and pulling of data to keep your City as current and up to date as possible.
Ontology Builder
$5,000
Community members get points for defining and organizing common terms into a mission-focused hierarchy.
Team Builder
$5,000
Administrators and Users can build teams based on metadata in a city. Includes Opportunity artifact creator.
Termscape
$5,000
Visualize the concepts in massive bodies of text and see how they relate to each other across articles. File attachment is supported.
Exaptive's Studio
$5,000
Your bioinformaticians can rapidly prototype new ways to query your data.
Additional Services - Cost per Instance
Additional Survey
$500
Add a series of questions to ask your users.
Additional Artifact Creator
$500
Add a recorder to further allow interactions to be documented within your City.
Data Import from Excel, CSV
$2,500
Have our team import existing data into your City.
Event Support / Facilitation + Travel
$2,500
Exaptive can provide support for onsite facilitation of collaborating event and/or train your team.
Custom Data Analysis Tools
Custom tools developed to work with your community's data.
Hackathon
Exaptive offers a facilitated hackathon that produces new ideas of value to the participants and insight into what new collaborations could help push ideas forward.
Not sure how a city can help?

Take the Cognitive City quiz.

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Use the City Planner to get your Visual City started.

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