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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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Innovation Contests

Now Open: 2017 Syngenta Crop Challenge in Analytics


Syngenta Crop Challenge

Open Innovation Challenges

Animal Identification, Tracking and Monitoring

Award: $20,000 for each accepted solution

Predicting Market Success Through Emotion Detection

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


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

PECMASSS2.0

PECMASSS 2.0

Piezo EMF Creation by Magnetic Attraction Spontaneous/Stimulated Switching. The second iteration of piezoelectric harvesting using VIBMASSS principles. Renewable power source.
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Brochure: Perfecting the Tip of the Nose

A Professional Brochure with drawings and step by step instructions on how a person can take away and keep away excessive moisture and tissue from the frontal area of their nose.
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Tree Infuser

Tree Infuser

A device that has a tank, valves and pressure gauge to infuse treating fluid into a tree over a long period of time.
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Patents

Sleep Apnea Oral Device

A fully adjustable oral device employing a palate lifter and tongue retainer to maintain an airway during sleep for those afflicted with obstructive sleep apnea and snoring.
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Methods for Prevention and/or Treatment of Capsular Contracture

Prevention and/or treatment of capsular contracture utilizing a repositioned topical ointment. The patent also encompasses the use of the product on fibrotic tissue with other etiologies as its formative basis.
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Gearbox Apparatus

Over 1,000 multi-speed transmission designs including brand new combinations of well-known shaft and gears with definite gear ratios so that if number of produced speeds increasing that gears number is reducing. Other words, also efficiency of each design production is using of the same machine tools systems, equipment, etc. for conventional transmissions.
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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]