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How to Augment a Camera to Capture More than a Snapshot?

STATUS: Awarded
POSTED: Nov 08 2011
SOURCE: InnoCentive

Photography today is all about the instant when an image is captured.  What technology platform or device would stimulate people to have photographic experiences beyond this instant of exposure, providing a means for people to capture and share their perspective?


Challenge ID: 9932977
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Challenge Overview

The Seeker is looking for creative ideas for an “augmented camera” based on new technology (hardware and/or software).  Proposed devices must directly enable an emergent photographic experience where anyone can express some aspect of his or her artistic inner self in a simple and natural way. 

This is a two-part Challenge. The first phase is an Ideation Challenge, which has the following features:

  • There is a guaranteed award.  The awards will be paid to the best submission(s) as solely determined by the Seeker. The total payout will be $8,000, with at least one award being no smaller than $5,000 and no award being smaller than $1,000. 
  • The Solvers are not required to transfer exclusive intellectual property rights to the Seeker.  Rather, by submitting a proposal, the Solvers grant to the Seeker a royalty-free, perpetual, and non-exclusive license to use any information included in this proposal. 
  • The best ideas from the Ideation phase will be revealed (in general terms) to all Solvers as the starting point for the second phase Theoretical Challenge. 

After the Challenge deadline, the Seeker will complete the review process and make a decision regarding the Winning Solution(s).All Solvers who 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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