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Challenges, Contests, Crowdselling

Below is a list of current disclosable Challenges 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.

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Public Challenges

Principal Challenge in Analytics Innovation 2018
Syngenta Crop Challenge 2018

Technology Scouting



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


Inventions

Spindent Keepsakes

Spindent Keepsakes

Pendants on a spinnable axis within an open/closable protective encasing can be used as a tool/conduit to help in meditation/spiritual conquest.
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Alpha Grip

Alpha Grip

A safe comfortable system for handling/using smartphones and tablets, including accessories for a variable angle base stand. System uses no adhesives.
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Fire Extinguishing Apparatus

Fire Extinguishing Apparatus

Designed to fit into small spaces such as electric wall sockets, home or industrial appliances, car fuse boxes, etc., it will spread an extinguishing substance at the point of ignition, preventing the spread of fire.
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Patents

Kitchen and Bath Trim Kit

Kitchen and Bath Trim Kit

This device converts any paint bucket into a multi trim bucket. For $5 you can make every can a trim bucket with the patented snap in grid that locks to the pour spout at different levels.
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Kilowatt Killer

Kilowatt Killer (KK) is a renewable energy method that will convert an ordinary household fan into a smart fan. It utilizes favorable air, while employing the most cost-effective and convenient method in reducing CO2 emissions and energy consumption.
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Assays and Methods for Detecting Mycobacterial Infections

The patent is based on a newly discovered novel feature of Mycobacterium tuberculosis called Phase Variation for which a hypothesis has been proposed for its role in pathogenesis. The intention is to use the Mtb phase variation-derived technologies to develop two rapid TB diagnostic tests.
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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]