Monthly Archives: July 2011

The beginnings of some statistics!

The REALISE market place has yet to be officially launched but we have some Google Analytics for the last month.  Sadly an update to the REALISE code lost us the month of June when we would have had a considerable number of users as we had our Transferability workshop.

345 visits came from 14 countries/territories

  • 124 absolute unique visitors
  • 2,308 pageviews
  • 6.69 average page views
  • 00:04:41 Time on Site
  • 28.41% new visits
The AAATE 2011 conference sees members of the team with posters and papers enjoying Maastricht so hopefully there will soon be more dark green over Europe!

More guidance now available.

realise home pageThe REALISE market place website has been updated with the home page offering a walk through of the process .  The Help file has been made very visible on the right-hand side of the pages and the FAQs sorted into sections with additional information.  Each section now has a description at the top.

ideas pagePlease do make comments and let us know if more is required.


REALISE Help file

We are making a help file for the website and would be grateful if you could possibly comment on the usefulness of this sample for interactions made on the REALISE market place

The layout will be changed, probably spread over a number of pages/sections and the images will be larger/more suitable sizes.

Using the REALISE Market Place

Anyone can browse, read about and learn more about the REALISE Market Place without registering on the site but it will not be possible to collaborate or add ideas.


registerYou must be registered or sign in to submit an idea or manage projects. To register or sign in, select the relevant option at the top lefthand side of the screen.  There is a Linkedin login option.

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A unique user name and email address is required (an alternative display name can be used once registered) along with a suitable strength password.



Creating a new idea


To create an idea navigate to the Idea Lab. Type the name of the idea into the edit boxnew idea and select submit to reach a page that requires a short overview of the idea.  A more lengthy description can be added later.



new idea tags

Tags should also be chosen to aid future searches, along with a relevant category and an image if possible.

ideas page

Your idea once submitted has a separate page. Here information and links are displayed and comments can be added by any user. To manage your idea simply select ‘Manage‘ on the Idea page.

Incubate an Idea


If you are ready to take your or anyone else’s idea further, select the idea from the Ideas Lab and then select ‘Incubate‘.

Ideas in the Incubator have a similar look and feel to those in the Ideas Lab – allowing users to add comments and see the incubated idea information.

Fill in the title and descriptive information as well as other items if you are managing the project for example the:

  • Image
  • Project URL
  • Licence
  • Your community
  • Tracking and bug fixes
  • Repository URL


incubated projectThere are several document links on the right hand side of the page that can help with decision making regarding aspects of managing an open innovation project.

There is also the ‘Openness Rating‘ that can be completed to show how open a project is becoming.  Mentors are on hand to help with this aspect and you can find them on the Community Page with a star by their name.  An example of a project that has a mentor is ATbar.

Progressing an Incubated Idea to a Project

To turn an incubated idea into a project an Openness Rating of 75% or more is required.get openness rating It is possible to continue to add to the Openness Rating at any time but it is essential that each section is saved as it is completed.


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The openness rating was constructed by OSS Watch  as discussed in their Software Sustainability Maturity Model, to ensure projects are as open as possible.



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To move your project from the Incubator to the Projects Page select ‘Manage‘ and then at the bottom of the page select ‘Promote‘. This will create a Project.





The project page is much the same as the ideas and incubated ideas pages. Information about the project is displayed along with comments and links to those who are following its progress on the right hand side.

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