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Challenge Novel Therapeutic Concepts to Treat Cancer
Novel Therapeutic Concepts to Treat Cancer
STATUS: Awarded
Active Solvers: 364
Posted: Sep 15 2010
Challenge ID: 9701378
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The Seeker is looking for novel, breakthrough, therapeutic concepts in the field of oncology. This is an Ideation Challenge with a guaranteed award for at least one submitted solution.
The Seeker is looking for breakthrough concepts in the field of oncology that would lead to novel ways to treat cancer.

This is an Ideation Challenge, which has the following specific features:

  • There is a guaranteed award. The awards will be paid to the best submissions as solely determined by the Seeker. The total payout may reach $10,000, of which $5,000 will be paid to the best submission. Additional awards of $2,500 may be made for the next two best submissions. This means that your submission does not necessarily need to be perfect – it just needs to be better than others for you to win the award
  • 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. However, the Seeker will consider establishing collaboration with the Solvers submitting the most innovative solutions.
  • The Seeker will complete the review process and make a decision after the challenge deadline. All Solvers that provide a submission will be notified about the status of their submission; however, no detailed evaluation of individual submissions will be provided.
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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