In the case of new needs not addressed by existing use cases, EdgeConnect enables members of its community to form smart collaboration groups. EdgeConnect community members have many ways to find the ideal collaboration partners by leveraging our network. Access to a large repository of real use cases, verticals, and partners that have coverage across different geographical areas, provides the quickest route to find the right contact. By forming a smart collaboration group members can pull together existing components, sub-systems, and stand along products into a new use case solution. Once developed, team members can decide to keep the results limited to their collaboration group; or to contribute back into the repository of use cases for use by additional customers, or for subsequent groups to build from. In case the needed solution is more complex and the ideal partner cannot be easily identified, EdgeConnect will assist community members in finding the ideal partner. EdgeConnect will facilitate the organization of idea competitions, hackathons, and round-table sessions to kick-start the next smart collaboration project for its partners.