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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Over the years, satellites have snapped super sharp images of our planet from all angles. And while they have provided us with a lot of insights into the Earth, these two-dimensional photos have their limitations.
To improve on the current technology the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) in the United States has launched an open innovation challenge.
Within the next few days, Nestlé, the Swiss multinational food and beverage company will launch its new open innovation platform.
It will offer start-ups opportunities to “bid” for business challenges that its various brands are looking to solve.