Do you have an idea for the basis of an InnoCentive Challenge? We want to harness the creativity of our Solvers and ask you to propose a COVID-19 Challenge that could help mitigate this global outbreak.
This is an Ideation Challenge with a guaranteed award for at least one submitted solution.
We think this is actually the very first opportunity for InnoCentive Solvers to author and post a Challenge. Why? These are unusual times and if one thing has become clear, it is that oftentimes our healthcare officials and national leaders are not fully sure what questions should be asked. As a Solver you have read numerous Challenges and may have some unique insight into this crisis and topics we should be more attentive to and we invite you to share your ideas with us. You have plenty of current and historical examples to work from. Just use those and author your own Challenge.
This is a special Ideation Challenge, which has the following unique features:
Submissions to this Challenge must be received by 11:59 PM (US Eastern Time) on May 25, 2020.
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 submit a proposal will be notified on the status of their submissions; however, no detailed evaluation of individual submissions will be provided.
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:
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.