About Us

" More and more organizations are turning to crowds for help in solving their most vexing innovation and research questions, but managers remain understandably cautious. It seems risky and even unnatural to push problems out to vast groups of strangers distributed around the world, particularly for companies built on a history of internal innovation... but excluding crowdsourcing from the corporate innovation tool kit means losing an opportunity. " "Using the Crowd as an Innovation Partner."

Apr. 2013 by Karim R. Lakhari , Harvard Business School Professor and Principal Investigator of Crowd Innovation Lab and NASA Tournament Lab  


Hypios CrowdInnovation is a French company that helps corporations meet specific R&D needs with our unique approach to open-problem solving. Our key product, Hy.OpenInnovation, is an online platform in which we assist companies or “Seekers” in structuring and posting their R&D problems; and to select a deadline and a price for the successful “Solver.” Hypios relies on Hy.Proximity, core proprietary software for in-depth semantic analysis of each problem coupled with skill-set discovery technology that scours the web to find relevant experts. This ensures that challenges are not only broadcasted on a global scale, but “narrowcast” to source expertise in a pre-selected range of scientific disciplines. This helps maximize the number of relevant solutions from our global network of over 950,000 experts .

Hypios CI has recently launched Hy.Store, a BigData platform where all innovative solutions proposed by our solvers community are available. Accessible only to registered Seekers, this platform is aimed at companies wanting to invest in innovation at a lower cost or those interested in the analytic data of innovation developments.      

Contact us: For further information on Hypios products and services, or to launch an open-problem solving campaign to accelerate your innovation process, please contact us. A representative will guide you through the process and answer any questions you may have.