NASA Partners with InnoCentive to Crowdsource Innovation Initiatives

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--InnoCentive Inc., the pioneer in crowdsourced innovation and Challenge Driven InnovationTM announced they were chosen to collaborate with NASA on their open innovation initiatives in human space exploration.
 
NASA is turning to the public and crowdsourcing for outside-the-box thinking about human space exploration challenges with a series of 10 new NASA Open Innovation Service (NOIS) Contracts.
 

InnoCentive Forms Technology Partnership with ChemAxon

WALTHAM, Mass – InnoCentive Inc., the global leader in crowdsourced innovation and software platforms and ChemAxon, a leader in providing chemistry software solutions and consulting services for life science research, announced their partnership, that will provide InnoCentive@WorkTM pharmaceutical customers such as AstraZeneca and Eli Lilly, with a chemical editor tool suitable for generating standard chemical structures and molecular manipulations in an intuitive and simplified way. 
 

InnoCentive Announces Debut of InnoCentive Idea Management

Waltham, Mass – October 15, 2014 – InnoCentive Inc.,the pioneer in crowd-sourced innovation and their partner Nosco, have announced the debut of their new idea generation software platform, InnoCentive Idea Management.   InnoCentive Idea Management, powered by Nosco, is an enterprise social platform for idea sharing, allowing for collaboration, idea creation and knowledge sharing from colleagues and invited audiences in a well-structured environment.
 

InnoCentive and Nosco Form Partnership

Waltham, Mass. – August 6, 2014 -- InnoCentive Inc., the pioneer in crowd sourced innovation and software platforms and Nosco, a software and consulting company specialized in idea management, today announced a strategic partnership that will provide clients with a wider array of innovation solutions.
 

InnoCentive and Strategos Form Strategic Alliance

WALTHAM, Mass. – June 25, 2014 – InnoCentive Inc., the pioneer in crowd sourced innovation and software platforms and Strategos, a global leader in strategy and innovation consulting services, today announced a strategic alliance that will provide clients with a strategic and systemic crowd sourced innovation solution designed to develop breakthrough strategies, drive top line growth and embed innovation capability within the enterprise.

All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development Launches $100,000 Prize Competition for Book-Writing Software

Washington D.C. (February 27, 2014) – All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development (ACR GCD) announced Thursday the launch of “Enabling Writers,” a $100,000 prize competition to incentivize the design of technology that helps writers draft materials to improve reading skills of children in developing countries.

InnoCentive and Dow Chemical Launch Innovation Challenge to Drive Application for Oil-Soluble Polyalkylene Glycol Chemistry

WALTHAM, Mass. – Dec. 10th, 2013 – InnoCentive, Inc. the global leader in open innovation crowdsourcing competitions, and The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), today announced the Oil-Sol Challenge to expand the use of Dow’s novel oil-soluble polyalkylene glycol (oil-soluble PAG) technology. The Challenge will award a payout of $15,000. Solvers can submit entries beginning December 5th, 2013 through the contest web page www.oilsolchallenge.com.

$1 Million Prize Awarded for New Algorithm for Rapid Characterization of Pathogens

Defense Threat Reduction Agency and U.S. STRATCOM Center for Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction Award $1 Million Prize for New Techniques for Rapid Characterization of Pathogens

Nearly 3,000 Solvers Participate in “The DTRA Algorithm Challenge” Hosted by InnoCentive; Solution Will Keep U.S. Soldiers and Department of Defense Personnel Around the Globe Safer

InnoCentive Solver Network Passes 300,000 Registered Members Milestone

Waltham, Mass. – August 19, 2013 InnoCentive, Inc., the global leader in open innovation, crowdsourcing, and prize competitions, today announced significant traction for the company’s Global Solver Community, with 300,000 individuals from more than 200 countries now registered to generate novel ideas and find creative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems.

InnoCentive Announces Launch of Water Sensor Challenge

Waltham, Mass. – July 22, 2013InnoCentive, Inc., the global leader in open innovation, crowdsourcing, and prize competitions, today announced the launch of a new Challenge, Real-Time Sensor to Monitor Sewer Overflows, seeking ideas for a new generation of low-cost, low-maintenance sensors to monitor sewer overflows.

InnoCentive Records Best First Quarter in Company History

Waltham, Mass. – April 18, 2013 – InnoCentive, Inc., the global leader in open innovation, crowdsourcing, and prize competitions, today announced significant milestones achieved in the first quarter of 2013. The company experienced significant growth across a number of dimensions, including customers, regions, industry sectors, and products, and is poised for continued growth and expansion throughout 2013.

InnoCentive and Lumina Foundation Launch Open Innovation Partnership to Increase Postsecondary Degree Attainment in America

Waltham, Mass. – March 25, 2013 – InnoCentive, Inc., the global leader in open innovation, crowdsourcing, and prize competitions, today announced a collaboration with Lumina Foundation designed to uncover new ways to catalyze systemic changes in higher education. Working together, the two organizations hope to explore novel approaches so millions of Americans can access and earn high quality college degrees, certificates and credentials.

The Scientific American Open Innovation Pavilion Launches with Innovation Challenges for Science and Technology Enthusiasts

New York, New York – March 4, 2013 – Today marks the launch of the Scientific American Open Innovation Pavilion, jointly hosted on www.innocentive.com/pavilion/scientific-american and www.scientificamerican.com/openinnovation. The online hub to foster scientific collaboration and open innovation is the result of a partnership between InnoCentive, Inc., the global leader in open innovation, crowdsourcing, and prize competitions, and Scientific American, the leading authoritative publication for science in the general media.

Industry Veteran Craig Jones Becomes Executive Chairman of InnoCentive

Waltham, Mass. – February 15, 2013 – InnoCentive, Inc., the global leader in open innovation, crowdsourcing, and prize competitions, today announced that Craig Jones, InnoCentive’s current Chairman of the Board, will become Executive Chairman while Dwayne Spradlin resigns as CEO to head up the Health Data Consortium, a major nonprofit private/public initiative supported by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and other major players in healthcare.

AARP Foundation and InnoCentive Announce Winners of Two Challenges Aimed at Improving the Lives of Older Americans

Waltham, Mass – February 4, 2013 – InnoCentive, Inc., the global leader in open innovation, crowdsourcing, and prize competitions, and AARP Foundation, AARP’s charitable affiliate, today announced the winners of two Challenges that sought innovative ideas for long-term, sustainable programs aimed at preventing, reducing, or eliminating food insecurity and the number of food deserts, respectively, among adults 50 and older without reliance on food provisions by third-party providers or

InnoCentive and Scientific American Partner to Facilitate Open Innovation

Waltham, Mass. – December 12, 2012 – InnoCentive, Inc., the global leader in open innovation, crowdsourcing, and prize competitions, and Scientific American, the leading authoritative publication for science in the general media, today announced a partnership for the Scientific American Open Innovation Pavilion, an online hub where science enthusiasts will be able to help solve global scientific problems.

InnoCentive and Syngenta Host Webinar to Share Examples and Explore Benefits of Open Innovation for Global Enterprises

Waltham, Mass. – November 30, 2012 – InnoCentive, Inc., the global leader in open innovation, crowdsourcing, and prize competitions, today announced that it will host a webinar on Tuesday, December 4 with Syngenta, a world-leading agri-business committed to sustainable agriculture.

Prize4Life Announces $50,000 ALS Prediction Prize Winners

Cambridge, Mass – November 13, 2012 - Prize4Life, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to accelerate the discovery of treatments and a cure for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease), announced today three winners of its $50,000 DREAM-Phil Bowen ALS Prediction Prize4Life Challenge (or ALS Prediction Prize), which was run in collaboration with InnoCentive, Inc., the global leader in open innovation, crowdsourcing and prize competitions, and

BeyondPolio and InnoCentive Announce Winners of Challenge to Help Eradicate Polio Globally

Waltham, Mass – November  13, 2012 – InnoCentive, Inc., the global leader in open innovation, crowdsourcing, and prize competitions, and Beyond Polio, an initiative of the Jonas Salk Legacy Foundation and the investment firm Spencer Trask, today announced the solutions of its first Innovation Challenge which sought to identify ways to reduce the cost and facilitate the use of the inactivated

EMC, EDF and InnoCentive Announce Winners of Eco-Challenge to Improve Tracking of E-Waste

Waltham, Mass. – September 10, 2012 – InnoCentive, Inc., the pioneer in open innovation, crowdsourcing, and prize competitions, EMC Corporation, and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) today announced the successful conclusion of an Eco-Challenge aimed at finding solutions for tracking shipments of used electronic components and subsystems and ensuring that they are disposed of responsibly.

InnoCentive and The Economist Launch Challenge to Create a Compelling “Elevator Pitch” for Disruptive Innovation

Waltham, Mass. – July, 31, 2012 – InnoCentive, Inc., the pioneer in open innovation, crowdsourcing, and prize competitions, and The Economist today launched The Economist-InnoCentive Entrepreneurship Challenge. The latest in The Economist-InnoCentive Challenge Series, this Challenge seeks short descriptions for business ideas that employ disruptive technologies for big impact in the world.

InnoCentive and AARP Foundation Team Up to Improve the Lives of Older Americans by Engaging a Global Crowd to Help Solve Pressing Challenges

Waltham, Mass. – July 24, 2012 – InnoCentive, Inc., the pioneer in open innovation, crowdsourcing, and prize competitions, today announced a collaboration with AARP Foundation, AARP's charitable affiliate, to help advance the Foundation's cause of improving the lives of millions of older Americans who struggle to meet their basic needs for nutritious food, safe and affordable housing, adequate income, and personal connections.

InnoCentive and Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino Announce Winners in Challenge to Convert Big Data into Pothole Relief

Waltham, Mass. – July 20, 2012 – InnoCentive, Inc., the pioneer in crowdsourcing, open innovation, and prize competitions, and Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino today announced the successful conclusion of a Challenge to predict pothole locations using data collected from a smart phone application called Street Bump.

InnoCentive Hosts Webinar with Air Force Research Lab, Wright Brothers Institute IDEA Lab Exploring Benefits of Prize-Based Competitions

Waltham, Mass. – July 18, 2012 – InnoCentive, Inc., the pioneer in open innovation, crowdsourcing, and prize competitions, today announced that it will host a webinar on July 25 about prize-based innovation featuring the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL).

InnoCentive and Prize4Life Launch Prize Competition to Unlock Mysteries of Disease Progression in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Patients

Waltham, Mass. – July 11, 2012 – InnoCentive, Inc., the pioneer in open innovation, crowdsourcing, and prize competitions, today announced a computational Challenge to predict the future progression of disease in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

InnoCentive and The Economist Announce the Winner of a Challenge to Enhance Communities through Improvement of Public Utilities or Infrastructure

Waltham, Mass. – June 4, 2012 – InnoCentive, Inc., the pioneer in open innovation, crowdsourcing, and prize competitions, together with The Economist, today announced the winner of The Economist-InnoCentive Smart Systems Challenge. Dr. Yuri Gordienko, a senior scientist at G.V.

InnoCentive and the Humanitarian Innovation Fund Collaborate to Reduce the Health and Disease Risks Associated with Inadequate Waste Treatment

Waltham, Mass. – May 9, 2012 – InnoCentive, Inc., the pioneer in open innovation and crowdsourcing, and the Humanitarian Innovation Fund (HIF), today announced a Challenge to find easy-to-use, economical, and innovative waste management solutions that will reduce the health risks related to inadequate containment or decontamination of human waste during emergency or disaster response situations.

InnoCentive and the New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council Collaborate to Drive Innovation among Minority Business Owners

Waltham, Mass. – May 8, 2012 – InnoCentive, Inc., the pioneer in open innovation, crowdsourcing, and prize competitions, and the New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council (The Council), today announced a Challenge seeking to identify innovative products and services that drive sustainability, create supply chain efficiencies, and benefit urban and rural communities and business owners.

ACCION Partners with InnoCentive to Increase Microloans to Small Businesses

Waltham, Mass. – April 17, 2012 ACCION Texas, Inc. (ATI), the largest non-profit micro-lender in the United States, and InnoCentive, the pioneer in open innovation, crowdsourcing, and prize competitions, today announced a Challenge seeking a new tool to more accurately evaluate micro-loan applicants who may lack traditional credit history.

EMC, EDF and InnoCentive Launch New Eco-Challenge for Crowdsourced Solutions to Key E-Waste Issue

Waltham, Mass. April 4, 2012 EMC Corporation, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and InnoCentive, Inc., the pioneer in open innovation, crowdsourcing, and prize competitions, today announced a new Eco-Challenge seeking solutions for tracking shipments of used electronic components and subsystems and ensuring that they are disposed of responsibly.

InnoCentive Announces Enhanced Collaboration Tools for Problem Solvers

Waltham, Mass. – April 2, 2012 InnoCentive, Inc., the pioneer in open innovation, crowdsourcing, and prize competitions, today announced the release of several new tools that empower the diverse and global community of over 250,000 problem Solvers to form specialized teams to tackle some of the world’s toughest Challenges.

InnoCentive and The Economist Announce the Winner of a Challenge to Promote Transparency in Governments

Waltham, Mass. - March 28, 2012 - InnoCentive, Inc., the pioneer in open innovation, crowdsourcing, and prize competitions, along with The Economist, today announced the winner of The Economist-InnoCentive Transparency Challenge. Ben Skowera, an Associate at SEI Investments presented his solution at the Ideas Economy: Innovation event on March 28th in Berkeley, California.

InnoCentive and the Sandler-Kenner Foundation Join Forces to Fight Pancreatic Cancer

Waltham, Mass. – March 6, 2012 InnoCentive, Inc., the pioneer in open innovation and crowdsourcing, and the Sandler-Kenner Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer today announced the launch of a Challenge seeking new approaches for diagnosing pancreatic cancer in its early stages, when the likelihood of patient survival is highest.

CEA, EDF and InnoCentive Announce Winners for Open Innovation Eco-Challenge to Tackle Leaded Glass from TVs, Monitors

Waltham, Mass. February 28, 2012 - The Consumer Electronics Association® (CEA), Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and InnoCentive, the pioneer in crowdsourcing and open innovation, today announced the winners of an Eco-Challenge to develop compelling economic and environmentally preferable solutions for recycling old cathode ray tube (CRT) televisions and monitors.

InnoCentive, GlobalGiving, and Rockefeller Foundation Advance Open Innovation Solutions to World’s Water Challenges

Waltham, Mass. – February 7, 2012 – InnoCentive, Inc., the pioneer in open innovation and crowdsourcing, today announced the final phase of the “Global Giveback Challenge Series,” a collaboration launched two years ago between InnoCentive, GlobalGiving, and the Rockefeller Foundation to find solutions to dire water-related problems in developing countries.

InnoCentive Acquires OmniCompete Limited

Waltham, Mass. – February 6, 2012 InnoCentive, Inc., the pioneer in open innovation and crowdsourcing, today announced its acquisition of UK-based OmniCompete Limited. Best known for its annual Global Security Challenge, OmniCompete has executed nearly two dozen high-profile Challenges throughout its history in the areas of security, energy, healthcare, and cloud computing.

InnoCentive and the Foundation for Prader-Willi Research Collaborate to Advance Research in Childhood Obesity

Waltham, Mass. – December 20, 2011 InnoCentive, Inc., the pioneer in open innovation and crowdsourcing, and the Foundation for Prader-Willi Research, today announced a Challenge seeking novel avenues for research into hyperphagia, or unregulated appetite, common in children with Prader-Willi syndrome.

InnoCentive and Booz Allen Hamilton Form Strategic Alliance

Waltham, Mass. – December 15, 2011InnoCentive, Inc., the pioneer in open innovation and crowdsourcing, and Booz Allen Hamilton, a world leader in management and technology consulting services, today announced a strategic alliance to help commercial and government organizations harness the power of prize-based Challenges, open innovation, and crowdsourcing to solve critical mission issues faster and more effectively.

InnoCentive and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Partner to Improve Sanitary Conditions for Millions in Developing Countries

Waltham, Mass. – December 15, 2011InnoCentive, Inc., the pioneer in open innovation and crowdsourcing, and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine today announced a Challenge seeking designs for a system to incorporate waste-consuming black soldier fly (BSF) larvae into pit latrines. By consuming waste, the larvae help tackle the problem of latrine pits filling up, which causes health risks and expense to poor families.

InnoCentive and BeyondPolio Launch Initiative to Help Support the Eradication of Polio in Low and Middle Income Countries

Waltham, Mass. – November 10, 2011 – InnoCentive, Inc., the pioneer in open innovation and crowdsourcing, and BeyondPolio, an initiative of the Jonas Salk Legacy Foundation and the investment firm Spencer Trask, today announced the first in a series of Challenges designed to help support the global eradication of polio.

InnoCentive Becomes a GSA Schedule Contractor Under Contract Number GS-07F-0772X

Waltham, Mass. – October 26, 2011InnoCentive, the pioneer in open innovation and crowdsourcing,  today announced its appointment to General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule 541 4G, Challenges and Competitions Services.

Harvard University’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics Partners with InnoCentive to Identify Systems to Monitor Institutional Corruption

Waltham, Mass.—October 18, 2011—The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, a research center at Harvard University, and InnoCentive, Inc., the pioneer in open innovation and crowdsourcing, today announced a Challenge seeking innovative systems to monitor institutions for potential signs of corrupting forces. The Challenge is open to the public and can be found on the InnoCentive website at https://www.innocentive.com/ar/challenge/9932692.

InnoCentive and the Air Force Research Lab Announce Successful Completion of Initial Open Innovation Challenges

Waltham, Mass. – October 17, 2011 InnoCentive, Inc., the pioneer in open innovation and crowdsourcing, and the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) today announced the successful outcomes of two Challenges posted in March 2011 in the Tec^Edge Pavilion on the InnoCentive website.

InnoCentive Introduces Significant Enhancements to Prodigy for Analytical Challenges

Waltham, Mass. – September 28, 2011 – InnoCentive, Inc., the pioneer in open innovation and crowdsourcing, today announced the next generation of its Prodigy online scoring technology for analytical Challenges.

JDRF Partners with InnoCentive to Launch a Challenge for the Treatment of Diabetes

Waltham, Mass.—September 8, 2011—The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), the worldwide leader for research to cure, treat, and prevent type 1 diabetes, and InnoCentive, Inc., the pioneer in open innovation and crowdsourcing, today announced a $100,000 Challenge calling for innovative ways to approach the discovery and development of a glucose-responsive insulin drug as a means to treat insulin-dependent diabetes.

InnoCentive and Popular Science Partner to Stimulate Worldwide Interest in Science and Technology Innovation

Waltham, Mass.—August 15, 2011InnoCentive, Inc., the pioneer in open innovation and crowdsourcing, today announced a collaboration with Popular Science, a leading science and technology publication, to connect organizations that have important science, technology or engineering problems to the people and global communities who can best solve them.

InnoCentive and Cleveland Clinic Collaborate to Solve Healthcare’s Biggest Challenges

Waltham, Mass., July 12, 2011 InnoCentive, Inc., the pioneer in open innovation and crowdsourcing, today announced a collaboration with the world renowned Cleveland Clinic to advance healthcare research. Central to this relationship is the Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovation Pavilion on InnoCentive’s website, which will house a series of Challenges designed to further medical and healthcare research. 

InnoCentive Extends International Reach with New Partnerships

Waltham, Mass.—June 14, 2011—InnoCentive, the global leader in Challenge Driven Innovation, today announced two partnerships that extend the company’s global reach into the Middle East and South America. The company is partnering with Innoway, a leading innovation consulting and training company in South America, and INNOVABIA, a company that provides strategic and innovation strategy consulting to companies in the Middle East and North African (MENA) regions.

InnoCentive Honors 2010 Top Solvers, Introduces Groundbreaking Challenge Referral Program and Announces “InnoCentive Anywhere” Mobile Challenge Delivery System

Waltham, Mass.—June 9, 2011—InnoCentive, the global leader in Challenge Driven Innovation, today recognized its 2010 Top Solvers for their extraordinary efforts and announced two major enhancements to its cloud-based Challenge platform.

InnoCentive and The Economist Announce the Winner of the Healthcare Information Economy Challenge

Waltham, Mass.—June 3, 2011—InnoCentive Inc., the global leader in Challenge Driven Innovation, along with The Economist, today announced the winner of The Economist-InnoCentive Healthcare Information Economy Challenge.

C3N and InnoCentive Engage Chronically Ill Adolescents to Participate In Managing Their Own Health

Waltham, Mass.—May 19, 2011InnoCentive, Inc., the global leader in Challenge Driven Innovation, along with Collaborative Chronic Care Network (C3N), today announced a $10,000 Ideation Challenge calling for ideas geared toward an interactive, game-based solution to motivate adolescents with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, as well as other chronic illnesses, to participate in managing their own health.

Mayor Menino Launches Contest to Enhance Smart Phone App That Detects and Reports Potholes

Waltham, Mass.—May 4, 2011—Today, in partnership with InnoCentive, Mayor Menino launched the Street Bump Challenge, the second phase of its effort to develop a smart phone application to detect potholes. This past February, the City of Boston released a prototype version of the app that can help identify when a car has hit a pothole. The second phase of the Street Bump Challenge will be hosted on InnoCentive’s online platform and will crowd-source ideas to improve the prototype in advance of a wider release.

InnoCentive and The Economist Announce Winners in the Entrepreneurship Challenge

Waltham, Mass.—April 26, 2011InnoCentive, Inc., the global leader in Challenge Driven Innovation, along with The Economist, today announced the winners of The Economist-InnoCentive Entrepreneurship Challenge. Anjai Lal, a second year MBA student at the Yale School of Management, and Sasha Vyash, a second year student at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, will be awarded a total of $10,000 for their solution.

InnoCentive Partners with Life Technologies and Expands Its Grand Challenge Program

WALTHAM, Mass. – April 25, 2011 - InnoCentive, the global leader in Challenge Driven Innovation, today announced that it has partnered with Life Technologies for the first phase of the $7 million Life Grand Challenges.

Popular Science Magazine and InnoCentive Announce Partnership to Advance Innovation in Technology, Science and Engineering

New York, NY (April 20, 2011)Popular Science magazine and InnoCentive, the global leader in Challenge Driven Innovation, have announced a partnership to facilitate open innovation and greater collaboration in solving Challenges in technology, science and engineering.

The World Resources Institute and InnoCentive Issue Challenge Seeking Communication Solutions for Climate Change Adaptation

WASHINGTON, D.C. (APRIL 15, 2011) -- The World Resources Institute (WRI), a global environmental think tank, and InnoCentive, the world leader in Challenge Driven Innovation, announced a new Challenge and $10,000 prize for solutions to help local communities communicate what they need to adapt to changing climate conditions. The Challenge seeks ideas for communication solutions and technologies that can create local “market intelligence” to engage public and private sector partners.

New Book by InnoCentive Executives Unveils the Challenge Driven Enterprise

Waltham, Mass.—April 13, 2011—InnoCentive, the global leader in Challenge Driven Innovation, today announced the availability of The Open Innovation Marketplace: Creating Value in the Challenge Driven Enterprise, a book co-authored by InnoCentive CEO Dwayne Spradlin and co-founder Alpheus Bingham, that provides strategic guidance on how organizations can dramatically increase their innovation effectiveness and business performance.

Scientists Without Borders Awards USD10000 in Prizes for Maternal Health and Nutrition Challenge

New York, New York - March 29, 2011 - Scientists Without Borders, a public/private partnership dedicated to developing, advancing, and sharing innovative approaches to solve pressing global development challenges, today announced three winning solutions in the $10,000 Scientists Without Borders Maternal Health and Nutrition open innovation challenge.

InnoCentive and the United States Air Force Collaborate to Advance Innovation in Military Research

WALTHAM, Mass. – March 7, 2011 InnoCentive, the global leader in Challenge Driven Innovation, The Wright Brothers Institute (WBI), and the United States Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) today announced a new Open Innovation Pavilion to provide the public with the opportunity to solve difficult problems facing the U.S. Air Force.

InnoCentive and Environmental Defense Fund Announce Eco-Challenge Series

Boston and Waltham, Mass. February 24, 2011InnoCentive, Inc., the global leader in Challenge Driven Innovation, and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) today announced a partnership aimed at accelerating environmental innovation in business. The two organizations are seeking companies who will submit “Eco-Challenges” that can be solved through open innovation and crowdsourcing, generating solutions that create business and environmental value.

The Economist and InnoCentive announce a winner in Reverse Climate Change Challenge

New York, NY – February 21, 2011The Economist and InnoCentive, Inc. today announced the winner of their Reverse Climate Change Challenge. Mario Rosato, founder of Sustainable TechnologiesSL, was awarded $10,000 and presented his winning plan at The Economist’s Ideas Economy: Intelligent Infrastructure Event on February 16-17.

City Releases Prototype of Smart Phone App That Detects Potholes

Boston, MA— February 9, 2011 It can cause your coffee to slosh, your bike tires to pop, and knock your car out of alignment. It is the pothole – a scourge of commuters in every city and town. Today, Mayor Thomas M. Menino and his Office of New Urban Mechanics released a prototype hands-free smart phone application that detects potholes.

Prize4Life Awards $1 Million Prize for Major Milestone in ALS Research

Cambridge, MA— February 7, 2011—In 2006, Prize4Life partnered with the open innovation platform InnoCentive to launch the $1M ALS Biomarker Prize with the goal of accelerating the development of a biomarker—an inexpensive and easy-to-use tool that can accurately measure the progression of ALS in patients. An effective biomarker will make clinical trials of ALS drugs cheaper, quicker, and more efficient.

InnoCentive and The Community Foundation of North Louisiana Launch Challenge to Create a Community of Successful Readers

WALTHAM, Mass. – January 31, 2011InnoCentive, Inc., the global leader in Challenge Driven Innovation, today announced it has issued a Challenge with The Community Foundation of North Louisiana seeking innovative ways to increase literacy in the region by improving reading proficiency in elementary school children.

InnoCentive Introduces Novel Molecule Challenge

WALTHAM, MA - January 25, 2011 - InnoCentive, the global leader in Challenge Driven Innovation, today announced the launch of a new Challenge offering, the Novel Molecule Challenge (NMC).

InnoCentive Powers Toyota’s New “Ideas for Good” Initiative

WALTHAM, Mass. – December 6, 2010 – InnoCentive, Inc., the leader in Challenge-Driven Innovation, today announced it has been selected by Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. and the company’s advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi LA to drive the Challenge component of Toyota’s new “Ideas for Good” initiative announced on November 8, 2010.

Scientists Without Borders Challenge Offers 10,000USD for Solutions to Combat a Critical Consequence of Malnutrition

New York, NY -- November 15, 2010 -- Scientists Without Borders, a public/private partnership led by the New York Academy of Sciences, unveiled today an open innovation challenge to address the critical malnutrition problem of folic acid deficiency in women of child-bearing age in the developing world, which contributes to high rates of infant mortality and birth defects.

The Economist and InnoCentive announce Challenge to create a new business plan for Disruptive Innovation

New York, NY-- November 1, 2010 -- The Economist and InnoCentive, Inc. today announced the third Challenge in The Economist’s Ideas Economy Conference Series. The latest Challenge asks participants to create new and original business models that embody the theme of Innovation, the focus of the next Ideas Economy conference on March 23-24th in Berkeley, CA.

InnoCentive Teams Up With a Foundation to Identify Extraordinary, Unorthodox Opportunities for Philanthropic Investment

WALTHAM, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/27/10 -- InnoCentive, Inc., the world leader in Challenge-based innovation, today announced it has launched a Challenge with a California-based foundation to identify extraordinary, unorthodox opportunities for philanthropic investment.

InnoCentive and the Joseph H. Kanter Family Foundation Launch Challenge to Develop Healthcare Activist Community

WALTHAM, MA--(Marketwire - October 5, 2010) -  InnoCentive, Inc., the world leader in Challenge-based innovation, today announced it has issued a Challenge with the Joseph H. Kanter Family Foundation seeking innovative ideas for creating a collaborative activist network; advocating the sharing of healthcare information.

InnoCentive and Museum of Science, Boston Launch New Challenge to Create the Next Great Large-Scale Science and Technology Exhibit

WALTHAM, Mass. – September 29, 2010 – InnoCentive, Inc., the world leader in Challenge-based innovation, today announced it has issued a Challenge with the Museum of Science, Boston to create the next great science and technology exhibit. The large-scale exhibit will be developed and will debut in Boston before traveling around the globe.

Mining the “wisdom of crowds” to attack disease

BOSTON, Mass. (September 29, 2010) - Crowdsourcing, the act of contracting out problems to large groups rather than tapping individual experts, has solved puzzles in fields such as marketing, engineering and computer software. But can the wisdom of crowds help cure disease?

InnoCentive Names David M. Sample as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing

WALTHAM, Mass. – September 14, 2010 – InnoCentive, Inc., the world leader in Challenge-based innovation, today announced that that David Sample joined the company as executive vice president, sales and marketing. Sample will lead both sales and marketing to provide laser focused delivery of InnoCentive’s solution for those organizations needing the most innovative solutions.

The Economist and InnoCentive issue Challenge to Reverse Climate Change

New York, NY. – September 13, 2010 – The Economist and InnoCentive, Inc. today announced the second Challenge in The Economist’s Ideas Economy Conference Series. The new Carbon Capture Challenge seeks to identify promising ideas for the biological capture and sequestration of atmospheric carbon dioxide.

The Economist and InnoCentive announce a winner in the 21st Century Cyber-Schools Challenge

New York, NY – September 8, 2010The Economist and InnoCentive, Inc. today announced the winner of their joint 21st Century Cyber-Schools Challenge. Dr. Andrew Deonarine, a second year medical resident in the Public Health and Preventative Medicine program at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and a junior fellow at St.

InnoCentive and SENS Foundation Seek Innovative Ideas to Help Reverse Age Related Illnesses

WALTHAM, Mass. – Aug. 24, 2010 – InnoCentive, Inc., the world leader in open innovation, today announced it has issued a Challenge with the SENS Foundation (Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence) seeking innovative ideas to biologically reverse one of the causes of aging and age-related diseases believed to be attributed to glucosepane, a protein crosslink that reduces elasticity throughout the body.

InnoCentive and The Chordoma Foundation Initiate Challenge Seeking Development of New Cell Lines for Research and Drug Testing

WALTHAM, Mass. - July 14, 2010 - InnoCentive, Inc., the world leader in open innovation, today announced it has issued a Challenge with the Chordoma Foundation. The Challenge seeks to find new cell lines to be used for research and development and is open to participants from any discipline or background. The Challenge will run for 150 days through December 2010. The Chordoma Foundation plans to award up to 10 prizes at $10,000 each for this Challenge.

NASA Announces Winners of Space Life Sciences Open Innovation Competition

HOUSTON, July 7 -- The Space Life Sciences Directorate (SLSD) at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston has selected three winning solutions to address astronaut health and performance issues.

InnoCentive and IQT Establish Strategic Partnership

WALTHAM, Mass. - June 21, 2010 - InnoCentive, Inc., the open innovation experts, today announced a strategic investment and development agreement with In-Q-Tel (IQT), the independent, strategic investment firm that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the missions of the U.S. Intelligence Community. This strategic partnership will enable InnoCentive to deliver methodology and services in support of the U.S. Intelligence Community.

InnoCentive Announces Next Generation Crowdsourcing Platform

WALTHAM, Mass. – June 15, 2010 – InnoCentive, Inc., the world leader in open innovation, today announced that it has launched InnoCentive@Work 3, the third generation of its @Work enterprise platform for collaborative, Challenge-driven innovation during this week’s Enterprise 2.0 conference being held in Boston. The product extends clients’ ability to solve critical business and technical problems by tapping the diverse thinking of communities both inside and outside of a company.

InnoCentive and NESTA Launch Challenge Seeking Innovative Solutions to Increase Parental Involvement in Young People’s Learning

WALTHAM, Mass. - June 14, 2010 - InnoCentive, Inc., the world leader in open innovation, today announced it has issued a Challenge with the United Kingdom’s National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA), seeking innovative solutions to increase parental involvement in young people’s learning. The Challenge is looking for imaginative solutions that go beyond traditional activities like choosing a school, taking part in school advisory boards or through events such as parents’ evenings. The Challenge is open to participants from any discipline or background, and runs until June 28, 2010. After a review of all submissions, the winning solution will be published and available for real-world implementation.

John R. Dila Joins InnoCentive as Vice President, Global Solver Community and Solver Products

WALTHAM, Mass. - May 21, 2010 - InnoCentive, Inc., the world leader in open innovation, today announced that John R. Dila joined the company as vice president, global Solver community and Solver products. InnoCentive’s global Solver network is comprised of more than 200,000 creative thinkers including scientists, researchers and entrepreneurs. Dila will drive the definition and growth strategy for the Solver community and for products to monetize this aspect of InnoCentive’s business.

InnoCentive Honors International Innovators as 2009 Top Solvers

WALTHAM, Mass. - May 17, 2010 - InnoCentive, Inc., the world leader in open innovation, today announced the 12 winners of its annual Top Solver awards for Challenges solved in 2009. These Challenge winners were awarded the most prize dollars and solved extraordinarily complex Challenges. This year’s Top Solvers come from six countries with a majority representation from the United States.

The Economist and InnoCentive Issue 21st Century Cyber-schools Challenge

WALTHAM, Mass. - May 12, 2010 - InnoCentive, Inc., the world leader in open innovation, and the prestigious international business and economic news publication The Economist, today announced the first Challenge stemming from their new partnership that was announced in early March. The 21st Century Cyber-schools Challenge asks InnoCentive’s 200,000+ global Solver network, The Economist’s millions of readers and the rest of the world to submit solutions that address the problem of providing educational opportunities to the tens of millions of school-age students (K-12, ages 6-18) in developing nations around the world. The Challenge, open to participants from any discipline or background, runs from now through June 23. The winner will be announced in early August.

InnoCentive Issues Call to Action for Innovative Solutions to Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico

WALTHAM, Mass. - May 4, 2010 - InnoCentive, Inc., the world leader in open innovation, today announced its first Emergency Response 2.0 Challenge focused on finding a solution to mitigate the impact of the recent BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

InnoCentive and The Economist Partner to Advance Global Idea Generation

WALTHAM, Mass. - March 25, 2010 - Late yesterday evening from “The Ideas Economy: Innovation” event at the University of California, Berkeley, InnoCentive, Inc., the world leader in open innovation, announced a new partnership with the prestigious international business and economic news publication The Economist.

InnoCentive Introduces Team Project Rooms and Prodigy

WALTHAM, Mass. - March 24, 2010 - InnoCentive, Inc., the world leader in open innovation, today announced two new capabilities, Team Project Rooms and Prodigy, designed to improve collaboration, increase the quality of solutions and accelerate Solver success.  These new features were developed in response to Solvers who wanted the ability to collaborate on Challenges in teams and the capability to immediately see how well their solution to a data-set Challenge stacks up against those of fellow Solvers.

InnoCentive Awards Prizes for Third Annual Crowdsourcing Video Challenge

WALTHAM, MA — 03/03/10 — InnoCentive, Inc., the world leader in open innovation, today announced the winners of its third annual marketing video Challenge. Andrew Patterson of Edmond, Oklahoma, David J. Michael of Rockford, Illinois and Jason Harper of Rocklin, California won $7,500 USD, $1,500 USD and $1,000 USD respectively for placing first, second and third in the competition.

InnoCentive and Harvard Catalyst, The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center, Embrace Prize-based Innovation to Further Health-related Academic Research and Medical Advances

WALTHAM, Mass. - February 4, 2010 - InnoCentive, Inc., the world leader in open innovation, today announced it is working with Harvard Catalyst, The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center, to launch a series of Web-based innovation Challenges. This new one-year research program is aimed at investigating whether new approaches such as crowdsourcing, that are increasingly popular in the private sector, can be successfully applied in the academic healthcare community to spark new research directions and collaborations.

InnoCentive, GlobalGiving and the Rockefeller Foundation Partner to Find Open Innovation Solutions to World’s Water Challenges

WALTHAM, MA–(Marketwire - January 27, 2010) - InnoCentive, Inc., the world leader in open innovation, today announced that it is partnering with GlobalGiving and the Rockefeller Foundation to help several GlobalGiving partner organizations find solutions to dire water-related problems facing their local communities. For the first time, these organizations have combined efforts to crowdsource not only Challenge questions and their solutions, but also the funding to implement the winning solutions.

InnoCentive Expands Open Innovation Operations to Europe

WALTHAM, Mass. - January 19, 2010 - InnoCentive, Inc., the world leader in open innovation, today announced the opening of a new office in Munich, Germany.  With a staff of professionals actively focused on supporting European clients and driving new business opportunities, InnoCentive looks to soon make additional hires to further support its European client base.

InnoCentive and NASA Offer Global Community Opportunity to Advance U.S. Space Program

WALTHAM, Mass. - January 13, 2010 - InnoCentive, Inc., the open innovation provider, and NASA Johnson Space Center’s (JSC) Space Life Sciences Directorate (SLSD) today announced a new NASA Open Innovation Pavilion providing the public with the opportunity to solve difficult problems in human health and performance facing the U.S. space program.

InnoCentive Names Academics Thomas W. Malone and Paul R. Carlile to Strategic Advisory Board

WALTHAM, MA–(Marketwire - December 21, 2009) - InnoCentive, Inc., the world leader in open innovation, today announced the appointment of two new members to its Strategic Advisory Board: Professor Thomas W. Malone, Patrick J. McGovern professor of management at the MIT Sloan School of Management and founding director of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence, and Paul R. Carlile, associate professor of management and information systems at Boston University’s School of Management.

InnoCentive Posts First Challenge in the InnoCentive for Startups Program to Crowdsource New Business Opportunities


WALTHAM, Mass. - December 14, 2009 - InnoCentive, Inc., the world leader in open innovation, today announced its first Challenge with the InnoCentive for Startups program announced earlier this year. Precyse Technologies is leveraging InnoCentive for Startups’ crowdsourcing capabilities in a multi-stage Challenge to identify partners, develop targeted solutions, and secure engagements with SAP-enabled Fortune 500 companies. Each stage has an assigned award value between $5,000 and $10,000.

InnoCentive Challenge-based innovation yields 74% Return on Investment

WALTHAM, Mass. - October 28, 2009 - InnoCentive, Inc., the world leader in open innovation, today announced that global consumer goods company SCA has achieved a Return on Investment (ROI) of 74 percent with payback in less than three months as a result of posting innovation Challenges to the InnoCentive Global Marketplace.

InnoCentive Empowers Major U.S. Cities to Innovate through Crowdsourcing and Innovation Prizes

WALTHAM, Mass. - October 14, 2009 - InnoCentive, Inc., the world leader in crowdsourcing and prize-based innovation, today announced a new initiative, to empower the nation’s largest cities to affect change through open innovation. With access to the creative and collaborative power of InnoCentive’s 180,000 plus global Solver network, cities now have the means to address their most pressing challenges and citizens can take a hands-on approach to help solve problems that directly impact their lives.

InnoCentive Expands Support for Startup Businesses with New Offering

WALTHAM, Mass. - October 13, 2009 - InnoCentive, Inc., the world leader in open innovation, today announced the availability of a new tailored open innovation solution for companies in the startup phase of development:  InnoCentive for Startups.  Startup companies are often constrained by limited resources and struggle to quickly and affordably identify new market opportunities, solve business and technical problems, and access partners and talent.

InnoCentive Announces Time Critical Challenge Offering


Waltham, Mass. - October 1, 2009 - InnoCentive, Inc., the world leader in open innovation, today announced a new offering, the InnoCentive Time Critical Challenge. This Challenge offering was created in response to the demands of organizations around the world seeking faster delivery of Challenge solutions. The new Time Critical Challenge allows Seeker companies to develop a Challenge and secure a solution in just 30 days.

Dwayne Spradlin, CEO of InnoCentive, named to Cortera’s board of directors

BOCA RATON, Fla. - October 1, 2009 — CorteraTM, a community-driven business information company, announced the appointment of Dwayne Spradlin to the company’s board of directors.

Mr. Spradlin is president and CEO of InnoCentive, Inc., a market leader in global web community innovation, and was formerly president of Hoover’s, Inc., a business information company owned by Dun & Bradstreet, Inc.

InnoCentive and Technovation Partners Announce Collaboration


WALTHAM, Mass. - September 28, 2009 - Looking to expand its global innovation presence, InnoCentive, Inc., the global innovation marketplace, and Technovation Partners, Co. Ltd., a leading technology management consulting company in South Korea, today announced a collaborative partnership. Under the partnership, the companies will focus on stimulating more creative minds for scientific problem solving and actively responding to increasing open innovation demands in South Korea.

InnoCentive Issues Third Annual Video Challenge to Solver Network


Waltham, Mass. - August 31, 2009 - InnoCentive, Inc., the global open innovation marketplace, today announced the launch of its third annual marketing video Challenge, asking its community of 180,000 Solvers around the globe to create videos focused on the theme, “Unlimited Possibilities: InnoCentive Solvers Changing the World.”  InnoCentive will select three winning videos that best communicate to the public how they too can make a difference by participating in open innovation. The first place winner will receive $7,500 USD. Second and third places will be awarded $1,500 USD and $1,000 USD respectively.  All winning videos will be used in future InnoCentive marketing campaigns.

InnoCentive Secures $7.3 Million in Series B-2 Funding


Waltham, Mass. - August 17, 2009 - On the heels of President Obama’s proclamation that the future of America’s economic prosperity hinges on its ability to embrace the “spirit of innovation,” InnoCentive, Inc., the market leader in crowdsourced innovation, today announced that it closed a Series B-2 round of funding for $7.3 million led by New York-based venture firm Spencer Trask Ventures, Inc., with both new and existing investors.

InnoCentive Launches Fast Feedback Program for Faster Evaluation and Validation of Challenge Solutions


Waltham, Mass. - July 29, 2009 - InnoCentive, Inc., the global open innovation marketplace, today announced the launch of its Fast Feedback Program, designed to quickly and efficiently guide Seeker clients through the process of capturing direct consumer feedback on InnoCentive Ideation Challenge submissions. This adds a compelling, complementary offering for marketing organizations that are looking for market validation of various submitted solutions. The program offers a more cost effective means of evaluation and improvement, because the solution field is rapidly winnowed to the best, allowing clients to invest in a smaller, stronger pool.

InnoCentive Launches New Strategic Consulting Business


Waltham, Mass. - July 15, 2009 - InnoCentive, Inc., the global open innovation marketplace, today announced plans to bring to market a new strategic consulting offering, tasking respected and widely quoted innovation consultant Stephen Shapiro with designing the structure of the new business. Shapiro is author of ”24/7 Innovation: A Blueprint for Surviving and Thriving in an Age of Change” (McGraw-Hill, 2001) and a sought-after speaker on the topic of innovation. In his new role as Vice President of Strategic Consulting, Shapiro joins the existing senior management team, bringing a unique perspective and more than 20 years of experience with challenge-driven innovation. In addition, Shapiro will be responsible for working with key consulting partners to ensure an integrated methodology and common approach to open innovation for joint clients.

The Rockefeller Foundation and InnoCentive Renew Partnership Linking Non-Profit Organizations to World-Class Scientific Thinkers

NEW YORK and Waltham, Mass. - June 23, 2009 - The Rockefeller Foundation and InnoCentive, Inc., the global open innovation marketplace, today announced the renewal of their successful partnership to link non-profit organizations with InnoCentive’s Web-based global network of “Solvers,” who are more than 175,000 of the brightest minds in science, engineering, technology and business.

InnoCentive Announces InnoCentive@Work

Waltham, Mass. October 3, 2008InnoCentive, Inc., the global innovation marketplace, today announced the launch of InnoCentive@Work. InnoCentive@Work is an internal web-based community, customized and hosted by InnoCentive for its client organizations.

InnoCentive Solvers Make a Difference in Rural Africa and India

Waltham, Mass. – March 3, 2008InnoCentive, Inc., the leader in Prize-Based Open Innovation sourcing, today announced that two of its recently solved Challenges will bring practical solutions to real problems in the developing world. The first Challenge was a call for a solar-powered lamp/flashlight hybrid to bring much-needed light to villages in Africa and other remote areas of the world.

InnoCentive Solver Develops Solution to Help Clean Up Remaining Oil From the 1989 Exxon Valdez Disaster

Boston, MA and Cordova, AK - November 7, 2007 - InnoCentive, the leader in prize-based Open Innovation sourcing, is helping to make a positive impact on Environmental Conservation by working with the Oil Spill Recovery Institute (OSRI) and other conservation groups. OSRI has posted 3 Challenges on the InnoCentive website, all dealing with oil spill recovery issues. The first of these challenges was solved last week by an oil industry outsider who used his expertise in the concrete industry to come up with the winning solution. John Davis, an InnoCentive Solver from the Central United States, was awarded $20,000 for his creative solution.