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NASA Announces Winners of Open Innovation Robot Contest

NASA Announces Winners of Open Innovation Robot Contest

Aug-17-18 By IdeaConnection
When NASA wanted help for the design of its next robot it knew just where to go for innovative insights - the crowd.

The space agency launched an open innovation competition to design an arm for a space robot named Astrobee, and the first winners have just been revealed.
University Crowdsourcing Zero Carbon Goal

University Crowdsourcing Zero Carbon Goal

Aug-10-18 By IdeaConnection
The University of London has set itself a monumental challenge - to reach zero carbon emissions by the year 2036.

To help it achieve this goal it is going to crowdsource a new zero-emissions program, covering its operations and built environment.
Open Innovation to Solve Health and Medical Problems

Open Innovation to Solve Health and Medical Problems

Aug-03-18 By IdeaConnection
It's not always the researchers and doctors who come up with the brilliant health and medical breakthroughs that can ultimately save lives. Members of the crowd play their part too via open innovation contests and hackathons.

From mobility problems among the elderly to fighting the spread of infectious diseases, lay people are increasingly tackling public health issues. Here are four examples that have been featured on IdeaConnection's website.
Quotes to Inspire Big Thinking

Quotes to Inspire Big Thinking

Jul-26-18 By IdeaConnection
Whether you think outside the box, have your best thoughts while in the shower or walking the dogs let these quotes turbo-charge your thinking to solve whatever problems or challenges you are currently working on.

“Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will." Zig Ziglar
Nokia Launches Open Innovation Challenge

Nokia Launches Open Innovation Challenge

Jul-20-18 By IdeaConnection
Nokia has officially launched its annual Nokia Open Innovation Challenge, a global contest that seeks world-changing technologies, products or solutions.

This time around the focus is on industrial automation and the industrial Internet of Things (IoT) and the prize pot available to winning companies is $175,000.
Open Innovation Challenge for Suicide Prevention

Open Innovation Challenge for Suicide Prevention

Jul-13-18 By IdeaConnection
According to the US Department of Veterans Affairs, approximately 20 Veterans commit suicide each day. And in 2014, roughly 67% of all Veteran deaths by suicide were the result of firearm injuries.

It's grim statistics like these that prompted the agency to host an open innovation challenge to develop cost-effective solutions for firearm storage, which Veterans and their families and friends could use to prevent suicide, injury or accidents.
Formula 1 is Crowdsourcing Novel Viewing Experiences

Formula 1 is Crowdsourcing Novel Viewing Experiences

Jul-06-18 By IdeaConnection
Calling all petrol heads. Formula 1 needs your help.

The “Tata Communications F1 Innovation Prize” is offering $50,000 to the person who comes up with the best way to improve broadcasts of races and how they are enjoyed by viewers.
Will Elon Musk Crowdsource Tesla Manufacturing?

Will Elon Musk Crowdsource Tesla Manufacturing?

Jun-29-18 By IdeaConnection
American business magnate Elon Musk has got people all over the world wondering if he is going to crowdsource some of the manufacturing of the Tesla Model 3.

The reason for this flurry of speculation is a tweet he posted last week.
Open Innovation Approach to Beer Making

Open Innovation Approach to Beer Making

Jun-22-18 By IdeaConnection
Widmer Brothers Brewing, a brewery based in Portland, Oregon has turned to the crowd to help it create a new beer.

The recipe is based entirely on the public's suggestions and it will continually evolve.
The Road to Success with Open Innovation Facilitators

The Road to Success with Open Innovation Facilitators

Jun-15-18 By IdeaConnection
IdeaConnection’s problem-solving teams regularly come up with breakthrough innovations and solutions for a range of solution seekers. Helping these brilliant minds to deliver results are world-class facilitators.

From time to time we publish interviews with these super talented members of our teams to hear about their experiences. Here's a little flavor of the some of things they've told us.

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