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Challenge The Economist-InnoCentive Human Potential Index Challenge
The Economist-InnoCentive Human Potential Index Challenge
STATUS: Awarded
Active Solvers: 1261
Posted: May 06 2011
Challenge ID: 9932801
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InnoCentive and The Economist are teaming up to connect InnoCentive’s talented community, The Economist’s millions of readers and the rest of the world with The Economist conference series entitled the Ideas Economy. Solvers are asked to provide well thought-out concepts for novel and useful metrics or indices that quantify important trends that affect humanity. The winning solution will receive a substantial cash award and be highlighted at the upcoming Economist Ideas Economy: Human Potential conference in September 2011. Many more details are available inside the Challenge’s Detailed Description section. 


As part of The Economist and InnoCentive’s Challenge Program for the upcoming Ideas Economy Conference on Human Potential, The Economist is looking for new and creative metrics or indices that draw attention to an important societal trend. Many such metrics or indices have had profound impacts on how we measure progress and inspire people to improve the world. The winner of this Challenge will be elevated to the position of speaker or participant at the September 2011 conference in New York City. Many more details are provided in the Challenge’s Detailed Description section once you create and log into your free InnoCentive Solver account.  

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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