This Challenge is asking Solvers to share detailed examples of any solutions or services they have seen offered by individuals or companies in response to the global Coronavirus pandemic. We have been impressed with how the world has rallied together to bring solutions that can impact globally, nationally, and locally in all manner of ways. Yet there is not a single consolidated source of this valuable information and we want to bridge this gap.
This is a somewhat unusual Ideation Challenge in the sense that the Solvers are not expected to provide a solution to any problem. Rather, we are asking for all and any examples of offers being made by companies, individuals, governments, etc. in response to COVID-19 and that might help anyone in need. We are not just looking for headline submissions, but also more local solutions, things that are being offered to help the most in need, things to help with isolation, etc. Validated submissions will be featured on a single, aggregated open and free to access COVID-19 specific solutions marketplace launched by Wazoku and shared with key contacts globally involved in various aspects of tackling COVID-19.
Still, being an Ideation Challenge, it has the following distinct features:
Submissions to this Challenge must be received by 11:59 PM (US Eastern time) on June 26, 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.