Delhi in India is often referred to as one of the world’s most polluted cities. Industry, traffic, power plants and dust are the principle causes.
In an effort to reduce the colossal pollution levels, city authorities recently teamed up with the University of Chicago to organize an open innovation competition – the Urban Labs Innovation Challenge.
Amnesty International is turning to open innovation to help uncover humans rights violations and abuses in the Sudanese region of Darfur, one of the world’s most dangerous trouble spots.
The non-governmental organization has launched Decode Darfur, an interactive platform that will allow volunteers to study thousands of square kilometers of satellite imagery where bombings and chemical weapons attacks are reported to have taken place.
Since its launch last October, the Metastatic Breast Cancer Project has enrolled more than 2,500 patients.
The open innovation health initiative aims to accelerate breast cancer research by partnering researchers and their cutting-edge technology directly with patients.
Last weekend, Barclays Bank organized what it claims was the largest hackathon in financial services across two continents, ever. The huge open innovation event, called Rise Hackathon: Episode II – The Bank Awakens saw 547 teams and 1,045 participants compete over 36 hours in Mumbai, India, and Manchester, UK.
Their mission was to explore the best and most innovative emerging ideas and disruptive technologies to help shape the future of banking.
Have you got a brilliant idea that could help major food companies such as Mars, General MIlls and Tesco overcome their business challenges?
If so, you’ll have an opportunity to grab their attention at the 5th Food & FMCG Innovation Pitching Event.
Several airline passengers have a little more money in the bank thanks to an open innovation competition in Germany.
They were the winners of the inaugural Frankfurt Airport Innovation Challenge, which asked members of the public from anywhere in the world for their ideas to improve the passenger experience.
Open innovation is coming to the aid of some of the most vulnerable people on the planet.
Missing Maps is an open, collaborative project that allows the crowd to map areas where humanitarian organizations try to get to during disaster situations.
The United States military needs the crowd’s help to come up with a new chemical and biological agent-resistant suit. It has therefore launched a new open innovation challenge, the Chembio Suit Challenge and is welcoming ideas and contributions from everybody.
Up for grabs for the winners is a share of $250,000 prize pot.
Freudenberg Performance Materials, a manufacturer of technical textiles is looking for external input to help it develop products for next generation materials and products.
Scientists, students, developers, organizations and any other interested parties are being invited to take part in the Next-Generation Nonwovens open innovation competition. And if you’re the winner, you will receive Freudenberg’s help to realize your startup.
Congratulations to the EDDI team for taking the $100,000 first prize in Samsung’s ‘Makers against Drought Challenge’.
The global contest received more than 500 ideas for open innovation projects involving IoT (internet of things) technology to solve such tricky challenges as water scarcity.