COVID-19 is readily transmitted via respiratory droplets and we now know that the virus is extremely contagious. Besides physical distancing and improved hygiene (e.g. thorough hand washing), we want to know if you are practicing some behaviors that are NOT widely communicated.
This is an Ideation Challenge.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COVID-19 is mainly spread from person-to-person by being in close proximity and inhaling respiratory droplets produced by infected individuals. Coming into contact with contaminated surfaces is another method of transmission. To decrease the exponential spread of the disease, large numbers of people are now practicing behaviors such as social distancing and regular hand washing. Are you aware of other effective methods in addition to the ones already being frequently communicated? Suggest them to us and most importantly, stay healthy.
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 24, 2020.
Late submissions will not be considered.
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.