Last 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.
Have you got a brilliant idea that could help major food companies such as Mars, General MIlls and Tesco overcome their business challenges?
If so, you’ll have an opportunity to grab their attention at the 5th Food & FMCG Innovation Pitching Event.
Several airline passengers have a little more money in the bank thanks to an open innovation competition in Germany.
They were the winners of the inaugural Frankfurt Airport Innovation Challenge, which asked members of the public from anywhere in the world for their ideas to improve the passenger experience.
Open innovation is coming to the aid of some of the most vulnerable people on the planet.
Missing Maps is an open, collaborative project that allows the crowd to map areas where humanitarian organizations try to get to during disaster situations.
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.