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The Economist-Nielsen Data Visualization Challenge

TAGS:Math/Statistics Business/Entrepreneurship Computer Science/Information Technology
STATUS: Awarded
ACTIVE SOLVERS: 4007
POSTED: 8/16/12

The Economist (the Seeker for this Challenge) and Nielsen (the Knowledge Partner for this Challenge) are challenging Solvers to review data, generate insightful conclusions with broad implications, and present a compelling visual presentation of the most interesting ideas from it. The sources of information for this Challenge are global research, provided by Nielsen, reflecting consumer behavior. 

This is an Ideation Challenge with a guaranteed award for at least one submitted solution.

Submissions to this Challenge must be received by 11:59 PM (US Eastern Time) on 15-Oct-2012.  Late submissions will not be considered.

Source: InnoCentive
Challenge ID: 9933147
 
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Challenge Overview

The Economist and Nielsen are challenging Solvers to review data, generate insightful conclusions with broad implications, and present a compelling visual presentation of the most interesting ideas. 

The sources of information for this Challenge are global research, provided by Nielsen, reflecting consumer behavior, including the 2012 Global Consumer Confidence survey and the 2012 Global AdView Pulse report. 

This is a special Ideation Challenge, which has the following unique 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 $10,000, with at least one award being no smaller than $5,000 and no award being smaller than $2,000. 
  • In addition to cash awards, the overall Challenge winner will have the unique opportunity to attend and present at the Economist “The World in 2013 Festival” event in New York City, New York, USA.  This includes paid travel to and accommodations at the event. 
  • The Solvers are not required to transfer exclusive intellectual property rights to the Seeker.  By submitting a proposal, however, the Solvers grant to the Seeker a royalty-free, perpetual, and non-exclusive license to use any information included in this proposal, including for promotional purposes without notice to, or consent of, the Solver. 

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

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.

Eligibility and exclusions:  The Economist - Nielsen Data Visualization Challenge ("Challenge") IS OPEN TO MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC, WHO  REGISTER AS AN INNOCENTIVE SOLVER ON THE INNOCENTIVE WEBSITE.  RESIDENTS OF CUBA, IRAN, SYRIA, NORTH KOREA, SUDAN, MYANMAR, OR OTHER INDIVIDUALS RESTRICTED BY U.S. EXPORT CONTROLS AND SANCTIONS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO ENTER. CHALLENGE IS VOID IN ANY OTHER NATION, STATE OR PROVINCE WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY U.S. OR LOCAL LAW. The Seeker reserves the right, at any time, to verify eligibility requirements, in any manner it deems appropriate.  Challenge is subject to applicable state, federal and local laws and regulations.  Solvers must be at least 18 years of age as of the date of entry.  Employees, officers and directors, including members of their immediate families (parent, child, sibling, or spouse of each of the foregoing) or their households, and affiliates of The Nielsen Company (US) LLC (“Knowledge Sponsor”) and The Economist Intelligence Unit, NA, Inc. ("Seeker"), and InnoCentive, and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates and agents, are not eligible to enter.

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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