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Improving Indian Railways with Open Innovation

Improving Indian Railways with Open Innovation

Nov-18-16 By IdeaConnection
Indian Railways has been ferrying passengers for 163 years. Now, for the first time in its history, the state-owned railway company is hosting an open innovation brainstorming session for the future of the service it offers.
Open Innovation Hackathon for Crises Preparation in Nigeria

Open Innovation Hackathon for Crises Preparation in Nigeria

Nov-11-16 By IdeaConnection
The 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.
NASA’s Open Innovation Call for Lunar Concepts

NASA’s Open Innovation Call for Lunar Concepts

Nov-04-16 By IdeaConnection
NASA is once again casting its net far and wide for ideas that will help it work out how humans can live in space.  This week, the space agency put out a request for ideas for devices that will help it discover more about the moon.

While NASA already knows a lot about our closest neighbor in space, the open innovation call is to help fill gaps in its knowledge.
Winners of Nokia’s 2016 Open Innovation Challenge Announced

Winners of Nokia’s 2016 Open Innovation Challenge Announced

Oct-28-16 By IdeaConnection
A big round of applause is due to the winners of Nokia’s 2016 Open Innovation Challenge, a global search for the next big ideas in the Internet of Things (IoT).

Among the winning concepts was a firewall for the connected home and a home medical innovation that can help with the early detection of breast cancer.
How Open Innovation Can Reduce Delhi’s Pollution

How Open Innovation Can Reduce Delhi’s Pollution

Oct-21-16 By IdeaConnection
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.
How You Can Help Uncover Darfur Human Rights Violations

How You Can Help Uncover Darfur Human Rights Violations

Oct-14-16 By IdeaConnection
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.
Fighting Metastatic Breast Cancer with Open Innovation

Fighting Metastatic Breast Cancer with Open Innovation

Oct-07-16 By IdeaConnection
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.
International Hackathon for Banking Innovation

International Hackathon for Banking Innovation

Sep-30-16 By IdeaConnection
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.
Solve Food Industry Challenges at Open Innovation Event

Solve Food Industry Challenges at Open Innovation Event

Sep-23-16 By IdeaConnection
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.
Open Innovation Challenge to Improve Air Travel: Winners Announced

Open Innovation Challenge to Improve Air Travel: Winners Announced

Sep-16-16 By IdeaConnection
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.

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