PARCEL: Planning And Rewards for Community Enabled Learning

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$98,560.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N10PC20061
Award Id:
96712
Agency Tracking Number:
09SB3-0069
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
DARPA 09-004
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
211 N 1st St., Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN, 55401
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
103477993
Principal Investigator:
DanThomsen
Senior Research Scientist
(612) 789-0559
dthomsen@sift.info
Business Contact:
HarryFunk
Vice President of Research and Dev.
(612) 578-7438
hfunk@sift.info
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
SIFT proposes the PARCEL technology to establish a knowledge economy for solving hard problems that require thousands of participants. PARCEL rewards participants with a combination of altruism, recognition, competition and monetary rewards. PARCEL provides a collaboration environment that integrates many existing open source and social networking tools to ensure efficient use of participant's time. Underneath the user interface, the PARCEL engine manages all the housekeeping tasks. Furthermore the PARCEL engine enables knowledge matching to aid the current problem by finding relevant past solutions and experts. PARCEL presents a human driven approach that focuses human effort on the problem solving. PARCEL contains innovative tools to inspire, aid collaboration and motivate people to solve problems beyond the scope of today's tools.

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