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Challenge Create a Global Movement for Skin Health Awareness!
Create a Global Movement for Skin Health Awareness!
STATUS: Awarded
Active Solvers: 301
Posted: Nov 19 2014
Challenge ID: 9933684
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Fun, creative and simple campaigns are extremely effective in catching people’s attention and raising awareness to health conditions.  From patients to healthcare professionals, the whole population can gather around a cause and engage with the movement, creating a global viral effect that builds awareness, educates and informs people towards improved health – for example, who is not aware of what a moustache in November means? 

The Seeker to this Challenge is asking you to create an inspirational, fun, and engaging global movement to help improving skin health, a global concern that affects the lives of millions of people. Can you come up with the next global health movement? 

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


Each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined incidence of breast, prostate, lung and colon cancer. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime and one person dies of melanoma every 57 minutes. Other skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema or skin infections negatively affect the health and lives of millions of people around the world. Despite the advances in science and treatments there is still a lot of ground to cover, especially in raising awareness to the need for early action, screening and preventive measures that help staying healthy. 

Being inspired by the success of other global campaigns such as the ‘Movember Movement’, the Seeker is looking for novel and creative ideas to develop a viral campaign to boost global awareness and support its mission of improving people’s skin health. 

This is a special Ideation Challenge with a guaranteed award for at least one submitted solution. There are several unique features:

  • Posting period of 30 days.
  • There is a guaranteed early award.  A guaranteed award of $3,000 for the best submission received in the first 14 days of the posting period [by 11:59 PM (US Eastern Time) on December 2, 2014]. 
  • There is a guaranteed final 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 – winner of the initial award also eligible. 
  • Submission forwarding occurs during the Challenge.  Since submissions will be forwarded to the Seeker throughout the Challenge, please make sure you upload only a finished proposal. You can submit an updated version of your proposal only as a new submission. If you submit an updated version of your proposal, please clearly indicate the new items and/or edits compared to your previous submission. This will allow the Seeker to quickly find the new information and determine how it improves your submission. 
  • 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, including for promotional purposes.

Submissions to this Challenge must be received by 11:59 PM (US Eastern Time) on December 19, 2014.  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.

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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