A well reasoned plan for development of a physiologically & functionally relevant oligodendrocyte precursor cell line is required. The resulting cell line should remain in an undifferentiated state during proliferative cell culture in the presence of serum & absence of growth factors. The cell line should also show the expected differentiation in response to the stimuli listed in the Challenge Technical Requirements.
The Seeker wishes to engage winning Solvers to implement successful plans and ultimately deliver a validated cell line.
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.