Solver Central

What's Available for You?

IdeaConnection has a huge network of highly educated, creative experts that we tap to solve a vast range of R&D challenges for our clients.

Sign up to become part of this creative network so you can meet and work with exceptional peers online, and solve some of the world's most challenging problems.

The following is an overview of how you can participate, challenge yourself, earn awards and stimulate your creative processes:

Sign Up to Become...

A Problem Solver

Work on confidential challenges online, either on your own, or as part of a team.

A Facilitator

Facilitate teams of solvers online.

A Tech Scout

Search for technologies, documents and people.

A Crowdseller

Earn commissions selling patents and inventions.

An Inventor

See opportunities for inventors.


What's New

The place to see all the latest publicly available opportunities.

Data Analytics Challenges

Challenges for coders and programmers.

Buy & Sell Inventions

Post your inventions for sale, or earn commissions selling them.

Patent Marketplace

Post your patents for sale, or earn commissions selling them.

Refer a Colleague

If a colleague you have referred wins a challenge, you receive $500.

Submit a Challenge

Earn an award by submitting a challenge your company would like solved.

Working with IdeaConnection

Working in a Virtual Team

Some tips and guidance to help you become a productive virtual team member.

Solver FAQ

Some insights into the process of working on IdeaConnection challenges.

Innovative People

Create your public solver profile, and connect with other solvers.


Challenge Winners

Be inspired by the success of other solvers.

Solver Interviews

Read about the experiences some of our solvers have had working on challenges.

Facilitator Interviews

Learn about facilitator experiences guiding solver teams.

Solver Map

See where some of your fellow solvers are located.