The Seeker is looking for novel, unorthodox opportunities for philanthropic investment with the potential to generate extraordinary returns to society. Neglected areas of innovation, including neglected science, may be ripe for such opportunities.
This is an Ideation Challenge, which has the following specific features:
The Seeker will select, notify, and make public the winning submission(s) within thirty days of the of the challenge deadline. No feedback of other submissions will be provided.
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:
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.