A business problem shared can be a problem solved, and thanks to Flinders engineering student Joshua Morony, there’s an app for that.
Mr Morony developed the mobile phone application ‘Fliidea’ during his work placement with Flinders Partners, the University’s commercialisation arm.
Working with University and industry mentors, Mr Morony came up with a mobile application that provides aspiring entrepreneurs with the opportunity to share their ideas or solutions around a problem and to connect with other innovators.
“The main idea of it is getting people to share the problem their idea solves, which they can do without revealing their original idea,” Mr Morony said.
The application contains a database of problems, ideas or solutions the user community have identified, and the active streams are continually updated with new posts.
“People can see the problems that have already been posted and can follow them, so that if a solution is reached in the future, everyone can be informed,” Mr Morony said.
Flinders Partners manager, Mr Ben Flink, said that the application also acted as a gateway to their innovation platform, Strategiize®, which provides an intelligent management tool for innovators who want to take an idea to market.
Mr Flink said Strategiize is designed to provide a framework and give prompts that guide its users through the steps required to commercialise new products.
“You can track and monitor your progress on an individual basis, and also see where your innovation portfolio is up to in relative terms,” Mr Flink said.
Joshua, a third-year software engineering student, spent 20 weeks at Flinders Partners as part of the University’s Work Integrated Learning Placements.