When people are first diagnosed with diabetes, they can experience a variety of emotions such as denial, anger, and resignation. Although there is no cure for diabetes, it can be successfully managed by eating a balanced diet, maintaining a healthy weight, and keeping blood sugar levels in the target range. Many patients are prescribed insulin, either because their bodies do not produce enough insulin or are unable to use insulin properly. Learning to administer the drug via self-injections and effective dose management can be difficult for patients. The Seeker recognizes the importance of assisting the patient as a whole and desires innovative approaches for best-in-class support services.
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 June 27, 2014.
Late submissions will not be considered.
More than 50% of people with diabetes have difficulty maintaining their blood sugar levels within the target range. The reasons for this poor self-management often relate to fears concerning injections, hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), and weight gain. People with diabetes have access to diabetes self-management education, an ongoing process to communicate the knowledge, skill, and ability required for diabetes self-care, however, these resources are not enough. The Seeker desires creative ways to present people with innovative approaches for diabetes management and best-in-class patient support service experience to overcome these issues.
This is a special Ideation Challenge with a guaranteed award for at least one submitted solution. There are several unique features:
The Seeker will complete the review process and make a decision with regards to the Winning Solution(s). All Solvers that submit 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.