Design Contest

  • Anders HjalmarssonEmail author
  • Gustaf Juell-Skielse
  • Paul Johannesson
Part of the Progress in IS book series (PROIS)


In this chapter, we discuss how to design an open digital innovation contest. First, contest formats are matched to contest goals. Then, different elements of contest design are presented, followed by a description of the activity Design contest with guidelines and a running example. Design contest sets the scene for the remainder of the contest process and is heavily affected by the activity Set goals. Finally, contest rules and how to budget a contest are discussed together with some suggestions for further reading.


Target Group Venture Capital Design Element Digital Service Contest Design 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anders Hjalmarsson
    • 1
    Email author
  • Gustaf Juell-Skielse
    • 2
  • Paul Johannesson
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Borås & RISE ViktoriaGothenburgSweden
  2. 2.Stockholm University & RISE ViktoriaStockholmSweden
  3. 3.Stockholm UniversityStockholmSweden

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