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Open Innovation Event Discovers New Planets

Open Innovation Event Discovers New Planets

Apr-07-17 By IdeaConnection
It wasn't as much as the wisdom of the crowd as the keen eye of the crowd that has resulted in the possible discovery of new planets.

During a massive open innovation stargazing event on Australian TV, citizen scientists studied 100,000 stars and found lots of potential new planet candidates.
Open Innovation Contests Drive Breakthroughs

Open Innovation Contests Drive Breakthroughs

Mar-31-17 By IdeaConnection
Whether it's coming up with novel ways that allow astronauts to poop safely in space, inventing life-saving medical devices or finding solutions to such complex problems as global warming, open innovation contests are powerful catalysts for groundbreaking advances.

We feature many on the IdeaConnection website, brilliant examples of creativity, ingenuity and what happens when great minds work toward a common goal.  Here is just a little flavor of three of them.
Solving Litter Problems with Open Innovation and the Crowd

Solving Litter Problems with Open Innovation and the Crowd

Mar-24-17 By IdeaConnection
Litter is a massive problem that negatively affects health and safety, wildlife and the environment.

In an effort to inspire new cleanup solutions, a free open innovation app call Litterati is encouraging the global community to identify, map and collect the world's garbage.
Can Open Innovation Fathom the Mystery of Disappearing Sea Lions?

Can Open Innovation Fathom the Mystery of Disappearing Sea Lions?

Mar-17-17 By IdeaConnection
Every year, biologists visit the US state of Alaska to count the number of Steller sea lions (also known as northern sea lions). They also study images of the mammals. For the last 40 years the population has been in decline, but the reasons for the worrying trend are unknown.

To try and get to the bottom of the mystery, an open innovation project called Steller Watch has been launched.
How Open Innovation Could Save the Great Barrier Reef

How Open Innovation Could Save the Great Barrier Reef

Mar-10-17 By IdeaConnection
Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven wonders of the natural world, a gathering of vivid coral that stretches for approximately 2,600 kilometers. Its maze of individual reef systems, tropical islands and coral cays provides a home for hundreds of different types of marine plants and animals.

But it is under threat from climate change, declining water quality and a variety of other challenges. To help halt the decline and safeguard the reef's future, conservationists are turning to open innovation.
Open Innovation Inspires TV Drama

Open Innovation Inspires TV Drama

Mar-03-17 By IdeaConnection
Open innovation looks set to establish itself further into the public consciousness if a new television series gets off the ground.

It has been announced that actor Jeremy Piven has been cast in the lead role of a new drama pilot from CBS called Wisdom of the Crowd.
Volunteers Needed for Open Innovation Eclipse Project

Volunteers Needed for Open Innovation Eclipse Project

Feb-24-17 By IdeaConnection
Scientists have their fingers crossed that open innovation will give them the most complete record ever of a solar eclipse.

The Eclipse Megamovie Project is looking to create a 90-minute megamovie of the natural phenomena by combining footage from more than 1,000 cameras in the path of the eclipse.
Open Innovation Space Quest

Open Innovation Space Quest

Feb-17-17 By IdeaConnection
You are probably never going to set foot in space, but that doesn't mean you cannot explore worlds beyond our own. And you can do so with NASA's latest open innovation project - Backyard Worlds: Planet 9.

This fascinating endeavor is calling on citizens around the world to help scientists search the outer fringes of our Solar System to identify brown dwarfs, low-mass stars and perhaps even the hypothesized ninth planet.
Lufthansa’s Inflight Open Innovation Platform

Lufthansa’s Inflight Open Innovation Platform

Feb-10-17 By IdeaConnection
The German airline has come up with a neat way of doing open innovation and that is with its FlyingLab, which involves passengers testing new products and services while they are flying.

During New York Fashion Week, which takes place this week, some of the flights en route to the Big Apple from Frankfurt have hosted fashion shows and talks and let passengers test out innovative wearable technologies.
Combating Looting from Space

Combating Looting from Space

Feb-03-17 By IdeaConnection
On any given day thousands of looted archeological artifacts are offered for sale on the black market, ancient treasures stolen from historical sites. To try to cut off supply, archeologists exert pressure on governments to do more to help in the battle against smugglers.

Now they have come up with a fresh approach - open innovation and the crowd.

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