The Seeker is looking for little-known or innovative ways to combine massive numbers of humans with specialized computer systems, to produce economic outcomes that benefit a business or organization.
This is an Ideation Challenge with a guaranteed award for at least one submitted solution, although the Seeker intends to split the award amongst 3-5 Solvers.
The integration of humans and computers is a hallmark of the modern working environment and our rapidly evolving global economy. The objective of this Challenge is to identify new ways of combining the work of large teams (e.g., 10-1000) of people, working with computers or other information technology to achieve a more efficient or effective economic outcome than what humans or machines could do individually. Opportunities should be presented as specific use cases. More details, including characteristics of a good use case, are available in the detailed description section of this Challenge.
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 who submitted a proposal will be notified on the status of their submissions; however, no detailed evaluation of individual submissions will be provided.
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.