This Challenge asks Solvers to design innovative systems that monitor institutions for potential signs of corrupting forces.
This is an Ideation Challenge with a guaranteed award for at least one submitted solution.
The Lab at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University is in the third year of a five-year project on institutional corruption. We are concerned with widespread or systematic practices that undermine the integrity of an institution and/or public trust in an institution. However, unlike more frequently studied examples of individual corruption (such as bribery), institutional corruption tends to involve practices that are legal. To learn more about the Lab’s work you can view an introductory lecture by Professor Lawrence Lessig (http://bit.ly/6ZKuJu), or read more about the Lab and its Fellows (http://www.ethics.harvard.edu/lab/about-us/fellows).
In this Challenge, they are asking Solvers to design innovative data systems that monitor institutions for potential signs of corrupting forces.
This is an Ideation Challenge, which has the following unique features:
After the Challenge deadline, the Seeker will complete the review process and make a decision with regards to the Winning Solution(s).All Solvers that submitted a proposal will be notified on the status of their submissions; however, no detailed evaluation of individual 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.