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Challenge Ideas for Increasing Public Transportation Use to Reduce Greenhouse Gases in Chicago
Ideas for Increasing Public Transportation Use to Reduce Greenhouse Gases in Chicago
STATUS: Awarded
Active Solvers: 914
Posted: Nov 05 2008
Challenge ID: 7520002
 
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Abstract
The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce is seeking ideas to significantly increase ridership on the City’s public transportation system to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions caused by automobile use in and around the Chicago metropolitan area.
Overview
The Chicagoland area is the third largest city ranked by population density in the United States and has the second largest public transportation system in the country. Such a high density population clearly impacts the environment both locally and globally. The challenge for global Solvers is to identify strategies for increasing public transportation ridership up to one billion rides per year to significantly reduce the emission caused by automobiles on the road.

This challenge is an Ideation Challenge, which varies from traditional InnoCentive challenges in the following ways:

  • There is a guaranteed award. The award will be paid to the best submission, which is solely determined by the Seeker. The total award will be $5,000.
  • Your submission will describe a plan that meets the requirements of the challenge. You are required to give the Seeker a free, perpetual, and non-exclusive license to use any information submitted for this challenge.


The Seeker will complete the review process and make a decision after the challenge deadline. All Solvers that provide a submission will be notified as to the status of their submission; however, there will not be any detailed evaluation of your submission given.
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InnoCentive is the global innovation marketplace where creative minds solve some of the world's most important problems for cash awards up to $1 million. Commercial, governmental and humanitarian organizations engage with InnoCentive to solve problems that can impact humankind in areas ranging from the environment to medical advancements.

What is an InnoCentive Ideation™ Challenge?

An InnoCentive Ideation™ Challenge is a broad question formulated to obtain access to new ideas, similar to a global brainstorm for producing a breakthrough idea or market survey which may include ideas for a new product line, a new commercial application for a current product, or even a viral marketing idea to recruit new customers. Ideation™ Challenge submissions are typically about two written pages, and Seekers receive a non-exclusive, perpetual license to use all submissions.

In an Ideation™ Challenge, Solvers may:

  • Submit ideas of their own
  • Submit third party information that they have the right to use and further the authority to convey that right and the right to use and develop derivative works to Seekers
  • Submit information considered in the public domain without any limitations on use

Solvers should not reveal any confidential information in their submissions. Often the Ideation™ Challenge will be followed by one or more of the other three Challenge types to further develop the ideas and gain Intellectual Property protection when the concept has been well-defined.

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