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Challenge What Do We Not Know to Cure Type 1 Diabetes?
What Do We Not Know to Cure Type 1 Diabetes?
STATUS: Awarded
Active Solvers: 778
Posted: Jan 29 2010
Challenge ID: 9145306
 
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Abstract
This Challenge is asking InnoCentive Solvers to formulate well-defined problems aimed at advancing our knowledge about Type 1 Diabetes and ultimately eradication of the disease. This is an Ideation Challenge with a guaranteed award for at least one submitted solution.
Overview
This Challenge is asking InnoCentive Solvers to formulate well-defined problems or hypotheses aimed at advancing our knowledge about Type 1 Diabetes and ultimately eradication of the disease. This is a somewhat unusual Ideation Challenge in the sense that the Solvers are not expected to provide a solution to any problem. Rather, they have to define problems or areas requiring further exploration and research. Ideal problems are those whose eventual solution will greatly expand our knowledge of Type 1 Diabetes and advance our ability to cure/manage the disease. Once formulated, the proposed problems will form the basis of new research projects pursued by scientists at Harvard University and elsewhere.

Still being an Ideation Challenge, it has the following distinct features:

  1. The Seeker guarantees paying at least $5,000 in total awards with the size of individual award ranging from $2,500 to $10,000. This means that your submission does not necessarily need to be perfect – it just needs to be better than others for you to win an award.
  2. You are not required to transfer exclusive intellectual property rights to the Seeker. Rather, by submitting your proposal, you grant the Seeker a royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive license to practice your idea submitted for this challenge.
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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