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Crunchy Inclusions for Sugar-Free Chewing Gum

STATUS: Awarded
ACTIVE SOLVERS: 350
POSTED: Aug 03 2015
SOURCE: InnoCentive

The Seeker desires proposals for components which can be used as a crunchy inclusion in a sugar-free chewing gum product.  A crunchy inclusion has been identified, however, was found to have limited shelf life stability.  Details on the currently used crunchy inclusion and the desired stability requirements are included in the Detailed Description and Solution Requirements.    

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

Challenge ID: 9933421
 
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Challenge Overview

The Seeker desires proposals for components which can be used as a crunchy inclusion in a sugar-free chewing gum product.  A crunchy inclusion has been identified, however, was found to have limited shelf life stability.  Details on the currently used crunchy inclusion and the desired stability requirements are included in the Detailed Description and Solution Requirements.   

This is an 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 $15,000, with at least one award being no smaller than $5,000 and no award being smaller than $2,500. 
  • The Solvers are not required to transfer exclusive intellectual property rights to the Seeker.  Rather, by submitting a proposal, the Solvers grants to the Seeker a royalty-free, perpetual, and non-exclusive license to use any information included in this proposal.

Submissions to this Challenge must be received by 11:59 PM (US Eastern Time) on September 3, 2015.  Late submissions will not be considered.  

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

The Seeker may, at their own discretion, be interested in negotiating exclusive rights for Solutions of particular interest.

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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