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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.

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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

Low Cost Snack Preparation Platform

Award: $20,000 for each accepted solution

Building a Better PET Bottle

Award: $20,000 for each accepted solution

Water Recovery from Dry Snack Manufacturing

Award: $20,000 for each accepted solution

Stacking Snacks

Award: $20,000 for each accepted solution

Microwave Susceptors

Award: $20,000 for each accepted solution

Improved Sucrose Inversion

Award: $20,000 for each accepted solution

Ice Production and Beverage Cooling

Award: $20,000 for each accepted solution

Food Safety

Award: $20,000 for each accepted solution

Fleet Acquired Data Monetization

Award: $20,000 for each accepted solution

Packaging Sensors for Shelf Stable Products

Award: $20,000 for each accepted solution

Non-Thermal Pasteurization

Award: $20,000 for each accepted solution

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

Innovation Contests

Now Open: 2017 Syngenta Crop Challenge in Analytics


Syngenta Crop Challenge

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

Phillips Be cool

Phillips Be cool

This outdoor cooling blanket is comprised of two layers: a cooling gel layer and a memory foam layer, and can be used for pets and people alike.
[PURCHASE DETAILS HERE]


Buoyant Bimini Top

Buoyant Bimini Top

The Buoyant Bimini Top is a naval architecturally designed inflatable and buoyant sun shade for small craft to prevent capsize, or in extreme cases, assist in recovery from capsize by allowing victims to right the vessel.
[PURCHASE DETAILS HERE]


All in One Ratchet Wrench

All in One Rachet Wrench

Consists of ten wrenches stored in a metal/rubber enclosure allowing the user to pull out the needed wrench while the others still remain in the casing allowing for fast retrieval and convenience.
[PURCHASE DETAILS HERE]


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Patents

Operating Fuse Deflector

Linesman can be seriously injured by the sparks and debris that shoot out of the bottom of the fuse barrel. The Fuse Deflector is a safety device that shields linesman from sparks and debris that result from the explosion when a fuse is triggered.
[PURCHASE DETAILS HERE]


Generator Tube Bubbles

Generator Tube Bubbles

Thermodynamic principle for electricity generation from the use of geothermal and solar sources of energy avoiding the use of fossil fuels in support of ecology.
[PURCHASE DETAILS HERE]


Powered Water Sports Board

Powered Water Sports Board

The Fin Drive System is a revolutionary drive system that can be implemented into surfboards, rescue boards, kayaks, canoes etc., to reduce the need for paddling.
[PURCHASE DETAILS HERE]


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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]