This Challenge's focus is to find new potential products with enabling technologies that can help deliver new, consumer-friendly room heating solutions that provide even, perceived heat to a room such that it “just feels right” throughout the whole room.
This Challenge's focus is to find new potential products with enabling technologies that can help deliver new, consumer-friendly room heating solutions that provide even, perceived heat to a room such that it “just feels right” throughout the whole room. The heating source will be supplemental to the buildings heating system (i.e. like a space heater). It should deliver even heat in an energy efficient delivery approach that is at least as energy efficient as current electric indoor alternatives and provide peace of mind regarding performance and safety.
To receive an award, the Solvers will have to transfer to the Seeker their exclusive Intellectual Property (IP) rights to the solution. However, the Seeker will be willing to consider a licensing agreement for a partial award if exclusive IP cannot be transferred by the Solver.
This is a Theoretical Challenge that requires only a written proposal to be submitted. The Challenge award will be contingent upon theoretical evaluation of the proposal by the Seeker.
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 a Theoretical IP Transfer Challenge?
An InnoCentive Theoretical Challenge builds upon an idea but is not yet a proof of concept. A solution to a Theoretical Challenge will solidify the Solver's concept with detailed descriptions, specifications and requirements necessary to bringing a good idea closer to becoming an actual product or service.
This Challenge is a Theoretical-IP Transfer Challenge, meaning that Solvers must relinquish all rights to the Intellectual Property (IP) for which they are awarded. By contrast, Theoretical-Licensing means that the Seeker is requesting non-exclusive rights to use the winning solution. For these forms of a Theoretical Challenge, Solvers that do not win retain the rights to their solution after the evaluation period is complete. The Seeker retains no rights to any IP not awarded.