gears-1443730_960_720IdeaConnection has a wonderful resource of highly educated, highly creative and whip smart solvers and facilitators.  They create breakthrough solutions for a range of companies in different industries.

While the possibility of financial reward is a motivating factor, it is not the only or indeed the main reason why many solvers sign up for challenges.  In their own words, here’s a quick insight into what motivates some of our brilliant solvers and facilitators.
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space-89468_960_720“In space, no one can hear you scream,” was the tagline of the first Alien movie. And that’s because there is no medium for sound to travel because space is a vacuum. Or is it?

Martin Archer is a space plasma physicist at the University of London currently working on an open innovation project to collect sounds from empty space, and he wants the crowd to help him with his endeavor.
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screen-shot-2016-11-14-at-2-46-36-pmThe forthcoming Delta State Open Innovation Hackathon 2016 is a huge problem-solving initiative in Nigeria, organized by the recently formed Delta State Innovation Hub (DS-IHUB).

The goal is to find solutions to fourteen ideas spread across nine categories, including e-agriculture, national security, cybercrime, oil and gas, education and the environment.
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why-darfur-1Amnesty 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.
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