Challenges, Scouting Requests, Contests, Crowdselling

Below is a list of current disclosable Challenges and Scouting requests at IdeaConnection as well as Contests you can enter and Crowdselling opportunities. The majority of IdeaConnection's work is solving confidential R&D challenges. To receive invitations to solve confidential challenges sign up here.


Challenge Recruiting

For Two AI Challenges

Seeking experts in artificial intelligence for two upcoming projects. Register your interest to receive more details.

Technology Scouting

Tech Wanted to Improve Sunflower Transformation

A client needs help to find research laboratories or contract research organizations (CRO) that have a proven process for genetic transformation of sunflower that results in the creation of fertile, transgenic sunflower plants.
$10,000 for each accepted lead. [DETAILS HERE]

Positions Available

Clients are currently seeking candidates for the following:

Genetic Project Lead for Tropical Corn

Syngenta is seeking candidates proficient in English to work full time in General Santos, Philippines.
$2,000 for referring the consultant that is hired. [DETAILS HERE]

Open Innovation Challenges

Processing Bio-Based Composite Films for Food Packaging

Award: $20,000 for each accepted solution

Flexible-to-Rigid Packaging

Award: $20,000 for each accepted solution

In-Line Food Processing Sensors

Award: $20,000 for each accepted solution

Prior Art Citation Search

Evidence for Western Corn Rootworm Control by Oral Delivery (Feeding) of Double-Stranded RNA (dsRNA)

The Seeker is looking for any non-patent literature such as presentations, posters, proceedings, literature, proposals, reports; or patents or patent applications, etc. publicly disclosed prior to April 9, 2004 that provides evidence demonstrating insect morbidity or mortality from oral delivery of double-stranded RNA targeting an essential gene in Western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera).
$12,500 for each accepted citation.

Use of Inhibitory RNA in Combination with another Pesticide for Pest Control

The Seeker is looking for any non-patent literature, presentations, posters, proceedings, literature, proposals, reports, patents or patent applications, etc. publically disclosed prior to April 9, 2004 to challenge the novelty, inventiveness, or obviousness of specific concepts and methods in controlling Western corn rootworm.
$12,500 for each accepted citation.

Latest Crowdselling Opportunities


MQQ Bottle

Bottle with Multiple Sections

MQQ (multi Quantities & Qualities) is a uniquely designed bottle that can hold up to 4 different beverages at one time (ex: water, soda, sports drink and juice in one bottle) which saves space and reduces waste.

Throw & Trieve

Picture a quarterback able to throw passes without a wide receiver. I have a complete book written on this product. Patent pending.

Curing Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I propose to isolate Cdiff and/or Candida spp., kill them, prepare them as soluble antigens, and inject the solution into chickens. The work product of chickens is eggs, which bear the immune response of the chicken to antigenic challenge as IgY in the egg white. The egg is consumed by the sufferer, and the antibodies will bind to and neutralize the Cdiff or Candida in the gut of the sufferer.



Ergonimic Reclining Chair

Ergonomic Reclining Workstation/Chair

A comfortable reclining workstation/chair that integrates your computer, for office use or for playing video or virtual reality games, that allows you to work or entertain yourself without tension in your back.

Patent Portfolio for Sale

Our patents anticipate several broad fields of use including automotive applications, oil & gas production, renewable energy, and robotics. Seeking strategic partners to help develop our intellectual property.

Elliptical Prone Exerciser

Elliptical Prone Exerciser

The main goal of the present invention is to provide a prone exerciser in which the user can simulate a real crawling movement to offser the negative effects of gravity.


Confidential Challenges

Solve Problems for Pay

New Challenges

We continually have new challenges to be solved that clients wish to remain confidential. To receive invitations to tackle these, please sign up as a Problem Solver and sign the Non-Disclosure Agreement. Invitations are sent out based on the areas of expertise you have checked off in your profile. [DETAILS HERE]

Earn Referral Fees

Refer a Colleague

IdeaConnection Problem Solvers and Members can earn $500 by referring colleagues to IdeaConnection's problem solving membership. If the colleague you refer wins a challenge, you will be paid $500. [DETAILS HERE]