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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.
Open Innovation Project Maps Vulnerable Areas

Open Innovation Project Maps Vulnerable Areas

Sep-09-16 By IdeaConnection
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.
Open Innovation Search for a Military Super Suit

Open Innovation Search for a Military Super Suit

Sep-02-16 By IdeaConnection
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.
Open Innovation Contest Could Help Launch Your Startup

Open Innovation Contest Could Help Launch Your Startup

Aug-26-16 By IdeaConnection
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.
Open Innovation Solutions to Drought Problems

Open Innovation Solutions to Drought Problems

Aug-19-16 By IdeaConnection
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.
Open Innovation Search for Novel Smartphone Ideas

Open Innovation Search for Novel Smartphone Ideas

Aug-12-16 By IdeaConnection
Calling all big thinkers, innovators and visionaries, ZTE USA want your smartphone ideas.

The phone manufacturer has launched an open innovation contest called Project CSX inviting the crowd to come up with the company's next mobile device, which will be launched onto the market next year.
Open Innovation Deployed Against Dengue Fever

Open Innovation Deployed Against Dengue Fever

Aug-05-16 By IdeaConnection
The battle against dengue fever has just got another weapon in its arsenal - the crowd. People from all over the world can help reduce the disease's impact by using Dengue Track, a new disease mapping tool.

The user-friendly online chat tool will build a crowdsourced map of dengue outbreaks, translating big data into actionable information.
The $20 Million Carbon X Prize Contest

The $20 Million Carbon X Prize Contest

Jul-29-16 By IdeaConnection
For several years XPRIZES have been pushing the boundaries of human potential, encouraging brilliant minds to make breakthrough technologies and discoveries in genomics, space research, ocean health, climate change and more.

The first round of the $20 million NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE has now closed, having received a raft of fascinating submissions.
Innovation Quotes to Fuel Creative Minds

Innovation Quotes to Fuel Creative Minds

Jul-22-16 By IdeaConnection
Let's head into the weekend with a few quotes about innovation to help inspire us all to think differently and unblock innovation roadblocks.

I think frugality drives innovation, just like other constraints do. One of the only ways to get out of a tight box is to invent your way out.

Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO and founder
Crowdsourcing Reporting of the Iraq War

Crowdsourcing Reporting of the Iraq War

Jul-15-16 By IdeaConnection
Last week in the UK, the Chilcot Report delivered a devastating critique of Tony Blair and his government’s handling of the war in Iraq.  It said that the threat posed by Saddam Hussein was overstated and the plans for the aftermath were “wholly inadequate”.

The report was the culmination of a 7-year investigation and is some 2.6 million words in length.  That‘s a lot of detail to pore over.  So much so that the Guardian newspaper has turned to the crowd to help it find information that has yet to come to light.

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