This Challenge seeks creative ideas from the general public to use commonly available devices to help confirm whether states are complying with treaties or international arrangements addressing weapons and nonproliferation.
This is an Ideation Challenge with a guaranteed award for at least one submitted solution.
Treaties or international arrangements addressing weapons, nonproliferation and confidence building measures are generally known as “arms control.” They are diplomatic tools that governments use to regulate weapons (especially weapons of mass destruction), or to increase transparency, predictability and stability. These treaties or international arrangements support mutual security and stability in general, however, in some situations one or more parties may be motivated to violate these arms control provisions, commonly understood as “cheating.” This Challenge seeks creative ideas from the general public to use commonly available devices to support arms control transparency efforts.
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 that 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.