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Challenge Water Problems Affecting People in Developing Countries
Water Problems Affecting People in Developing Countries
STATUS: Awarded
Active Solvers: 834
Posted: Aug 06 2009
Challenge ID: 8652749
 
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Abstract
Identification of a water-related problem in developing countries that can be the basis of an upcoming InnoCentive Challenge. Problems must be actionable and relatively low cost.
Overview
The Seeker Client is interested in posting a Challenge that will address "water problems" in developing countries, and is soliciting suggestions for the problem to be solved.. The problem must be one that warrants quick resolution and can be accomplished at a relatively low cost. Water problems of interest include but are not limited to water collection, management and efficiency.

This is an Ideation Challenge so your creativity and knowledge qualify you to participate in this Challenge. Ideation Challenges vary from traditional InnoCentive Challenges in the following ways:

  • There is a guaranteed payout. For this Challenge, the Seeker is offering a total payout of $8,000 in awards. Awards will be paid for the best submissions as determined solely by the Seeker, with a single award minimum of $1,000.
  • The Seeker has a free, perpetual, and non-exclusive license to practice every idea submitted to this Challenge.

All Solvers who provide a submission will be notified as to the status of their submission after the Challenge deadline; however, the Seeker will not provide a detailed evaluation of proposals that are not selected for an award.
What is InnoCentive?
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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