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2018 Nokia Open Innovation Challenge Winner

2018 Nokia Open Innovation Challenge Winner

Dec-14-18 By IdeaConnection
Congratulations to Montreal-based start-up SPARK Microsystems which has won the Nokia Open Innovation Challenge 2018 for its innovative low-power wireless transceiver. 
Crowdsourcing Could Speed Up Autism Diagnosis

Crowdsourcing Could Speed Up Autism Diagnosis

Dec-12-18 By IdeaConnection
A recent study has revealed that crowdsourcing can be just as effective as expert clinicians in recognizing some indicators of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in children.
Big Data for Improved Flood Risk Predictions

Big Data for Improved Flood Risk Predictions

Dec-07-18 By IdeaConnection
Scotland is a very wet country with an abundance of rainfall. Heavy rains and flooding puts lives, homes and businesses at risk and makes an annual dent in the economy to the tune of around £53 million (approx. $USD 67 million).
Crowdsourcing in the Snow

Crowdsourcing in the Snow

Dec-05-18 By IdeaConnection
Winter means snow which means lots of thrilling snow-based activities for some. The arrival of the white stuff is also welcomed by environmental scientists because it gives them an opportunity to track its impact on ecosystem dynamics, glacier health and much more.
Introducing ESA's Hopping Robot

Introducing ESA's Hopping Robot

Nov-30-18 By IdeaConnection
While NASA's Insight lander is wowing the world with the images and data it is sending back, the European Space Agency (ESA) is currently testing its ‘SpaceBok’, a walking and hopping robot that it hopes will be jumping over the surface of the red planet in the not too distant future.
Big Open Innovation Boost for the UK

Big Open Innovation Boost for the UK

Nov-28-18 By IdeaConnection
The UK is engaging with open innovation in a big way. A new business has just been launched which will create the first network of Open Innovation Centers(OCIs) right across the country.
Shrek Gets the Crowdsourcing Treatment

Shrek Gets the Crowdsourcing Treatment

Nov-26-18 By IdeaConnection
A new Shrek movie is coming! Not a sequel of the global franchise but a crowdsourced film made entirely by fans. It's called Shrek Retold and it is a shot-by-shot remake of the animated classic, all 90 minutes of it.
Introducing Window Washing and Firefighting Drones

Introducing Window Washing and Firefighting Drones

Nov-23-18 By IdeaConnection
Window cleaning could soon be going very hi-tech.  A California-based company is developing huge drones to clean tall buildings. They're called Aerones and it's claimed they can clean 20 times faster than humans.
The Benefits of Open Innovation Incentive Prizes

The Benefits of Open Innovation Incentive Prizes

Nov-21-18 By IdeaConnection
Thomas Kalil knows a thing or two about prize-based competitions. Among his achievements were working with Congress to pass legislation that gave federal agencies the authority to support incentive prizes of up to $50 million.
Time's 50 Best Inventions of 2018

Time's 50 Best Inventions of 2018

Nov-16-18 By IdeaConnection
Time magazine has published its list of the 50 best inventions of 2018 that are "making the world better, smarter and even a bit more fun". The innovations cover a wide range of categories and were evaluated according to originality, creativity, ambition, effectiveness and influence.

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