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Challenge.gov Reaches a Major Open Innovation Milestone

Challenge.gov Reaches a Major Open Innovation Milestone

Jun-17-16 By IdeaConnection
Challenge.gov, the online challenge platform administered by the US government has achieved a major open innovation milestone.

This week, two agencies launched new competitions bringing the total number of challenges in its near 6-year history to across the 700 mark.
Open Innovation Challenge and the Internet of Things

Open Innovation Challenge and the Internet of Things

Jun-10-16 By IdeaConnection
Communications and information technology giant Nokia has launched its Nokia Open Innovation Challenge for the fourth year running, and this time round is focused on the Internet of Things (IoT).

Up for grabs is €100,000 (approx. USD $113,000) incubation prize money to be shared between three winning teams.
Swimming Cap Innovation Helps Blind Swimmers

Swimming Cap Innovation Helps Blind Swimmers

Jun-03-16 By IdeaConnection
Samsung Electronics and creative agency Cheil Spain have developed an innovative swimming cap for visually impaired swimmers.

Blind Cap lets them know when to flip at the end of a pool to complete another length, and will be particularly useful for those entering races in the Paralympics.
Open Innovation to Help Sick Children

Open Innovation to Help Sick Children

May-27-16 By IdeaConnection
Global biopharmaceutical company Pfizer want your help to improve the health of children around the world.

It has launched an open innovation competition, along with the Institute of Pediatric Innovation (IPI) to source ideas for a package and dispensing device that will make it easier to dispense medicine to children.
Frankfurt Airport Launches Open Innovation Challenge

Frankfurt Airport Launches Open Innovation Challenge

May-20-16 By IdeaConnection
Frankfurt Airport, commonly known as Frankport wants to improve the passenger experience.  And so it is adopting an open innovation approach to harness what it hopes will be some innovative, popular and cool ideas.

The very first Frankfurt Airport Innovation Challenge is now under way and travelers have until June 28th to submit their ideas.
Report Highlights Increased Open Innovation Activity

Report Highlights Increased Open Innovation Activity

May-13-16 By IdeaConnection
Open innovation is thriving.  That's one of the conclusions of the 2016 State of Innovation Report: Disruptive, Game-Changing Innovation by the Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters.

This annual study is now in its seventh year and based its findings on research that looked at global intellectual property data.  This included worldwide patent application activity and scientific literature publications in 12 technology areas, such as aerospace and defense, automotive, biotechnology and oil and gas.
Crowdsourcing Campaign to Expand Product Line

Crowdsourcing Campaign to Expand Product Line

May-06-16 By IdeaConnection
Clothing manufacturer American Apparel is turning to crowdsourcing to expand its line of wares and boost its sales.

The company has launched its Made In campaign, an open call to small businesses for ideas and proposals that American Apparel can purchase.
Crowdsourcing App Studies the Health Benefits of the Outdoors

Crowdsourcing App Studies the Health Benefits of the Outdoors

Apr-29-16 By IdeaConnection
It seems intuitive that being outdoors, surrounded by nature and natural beauty is good for the heart, soul and mind.  But just how healthy is it?

A new crowdsourcing app developed by scientists at the University of Cambridge in the UK could help them to understand more about the relationship between biodiversity and well-being.
Mammoth Crowdsourcing Exercise to Compile Viking Database

Mammoth Crowdsourcing Exercise to Compile Viking Database

Apr-22-16 By IdeaConnection
Research into Viking culture has been given a huge boost thanks to the World-Tree Project, a new crowdsourcing initiative that is attempting to compile the world's largest online Viking database.
The International Space Apps Challenge is Coming

The International Space Apps Challenge is Coming

Apr-14-16 By IdeaConnection
NASA is gearing up for what is billed to be one of the world's largest hackathons. Between April 22-24 this year, members of the public from all round the world can take part in the International Space Apps Challenge.

The huge crowdsourcing exercise will involve participants developing mobile apps, software, hardware, platform solutions and more to contribute to space missions and to help solve pressing problems here on Earth.

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