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Educating About the Importance and Acceptance of Purifying Drinking Water

TAGS:Developing Countries Global Health Food/Agriculture
STATUS: Awarded
ACTIVE SOLVERS: 664
POSTED: 3/27/11

ITT Watermark, represented in this challenge by ITT Residential & Commercial Water, strives to bring clean, safe water to people in developing countries. With this Challenge they would like suggestions for addressing one of the biggest problems they encounter in this process – namely, that of educating illiterate populations about the importance of purifying drinking water. This is an Ideation Challenge with a guaranteed award for at least one submitted solution.

Source: InnoCentive
Challenge ID: 9932781
 
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Challenge Overview

ITT Watermark, strives to bring clean, safe water to people in developing countries.  With this Challenge they would like suggestions for addressing one of the biggest problems they encounter in this process – namely, that of educating illiterate populations about the importance of purifying their drinking water. 

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

  • There is a guaranteed award.  The award will be paid to the best submission as solely determined by ITT Watermark
  • The Solvers are not required to transfer exclusive intellectual property rights to ITT Watermark.  Rather, by submitting a proposal, the Solvers grants to ITT Watermark a royalty-free, perpetual, and non-exclusive license to use any information included in this proposal.

After the Challenge deadlineITT Watermark will complete the review process and make a decision with regards to the Winning Solution.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 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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