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Challenge Smart Grid & Power System Operation
Smart Grid & Power System Operation
STATUS: Awarded
Active Solvers: 431
Posted: May 28 2009
Challenge ID: 8359620
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The Seeker is looking for a comprehensive report on how renewable energy sources can change the structure of the power grid.
The Seeker is looking for a comprehensive report on how renewable energy sources at distribution level change the structure of the power grid and its physical behavior.

The Challenge requires only a written proposal, and the Solvers are not required to transfer exclusive intellectual property rights to it to the Seeker. Rather, the Solvers will grant the Seeker a royalty-free, non-exclusive license to practice their proposals.

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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 a Theoretical-Licensing Challenge?

An InnoCentive Theoretical Challenge builds upon an idea but is not yet a proof of concept. A solution to a Theoretical Challenge will solidify the Solver's concept with detailed descriptions, specifications and requirements necessary to bringing a good idea closer to becoming an actual product or service.

This Challenge is a Theoretical-Licensing Challenge, meaning that the Seeker is requesting non-exclusive rights to use the winning solution. By contrast, Theoretical-IP Transfer means that Solvers must relinquish all rights to the Intellectual Property (IP) for which they are awarded. For these forms of a Theoretical Challenge, Solvers that do not win retain the rights to their solution after the evaluation period is complete. The Seeker retains no rights to any IP not awarded.

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