why-darfur-1Amnesty International is turning to open innovation to help uncover humans rights violations and abuses in the Sudanese region of Darfur, one of the world’s most dangerous trouble spots.

The non-governmental organization has launched Decode Darfur, an interactive platform that will allow volunteers to study thousands of square kilometers of satellite imagery where bombings and chemical weapons attacks are reported to have taken place.
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barclays-bankLast weekend, Barclays Bank organized what it claims was the largest hackathon in financial services across two continents, ever. The huge open innovation event, called Rise Hackathon: Episode II – The Bank Awakens saw 547 teams and 1,045 participants compete over 36 hours in Mumbai, India, and Manchester, UK.

Their mission was to explore the best and most innovative emerging ideas and disruptive technologies to help shape the future of banking.
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chembThe 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.
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