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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.