Challenge Gamification to Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus

Gamification to Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus

Award: $1,000 USD
Deadline: Jun 12 2020 23:59 EDT
Active Solvers: 218
Posted: May 12 2020
Challenge ID: 9934297
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The Challenge is looking for gamification approaches that would help in preventing the spread of Coronavirus.

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


Lasting changes in human behavior are likely to be required to end the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic and to live in the “post-COVID-19” world.

Gamification has been long recognized as a powerful approach to changing social behavior, including health related behavior. The objective of this Challenge is to apply gamification to changing people’s social behavior so that to prevent the spread of Coronavirus and other infections.

This is a Public Service (PS) Challenge and as such is not expected to have an award value typically representative of a Challenge demanding equal effort and published by a funded Seeker. Please engage with that expectation. None of InnoCentive PS challenges will involve the transfer of IP as part of the Challenge process, meaning the Solver retains those rights to develop the idea on their own. InnoCentive will retain the non-exclusive right to share the awarded Solver’s submission for promotional purposes.

This is an Ideation Challenge, which has the following unique features:

  • There is a guaranteed award.  The award(s) will be paid to the best submission(s) as solely determined by the Seeker. The total payout will be up to $1,000, with at least one award being no smaller than $250.
  • The Solvers are not required to transfer exclusive intellectual property rights to the Seeker. Rather, the awarded Solver grants to the Seeker a royalty-free, perpetual, and non-exclusive license to use information included in their proposal for promotional purposes.

Submissions to this Challenge must be received by 11:59 PM (US Eastern Time) on June 12, 2020. 

Late submissions will not be considered.

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