TAGS: Chemistry Life Sciences Physical Sciences Royal Society of Chemistry Theoretical-IP Transfer
People with dentures regularly need to clean them. Despite a number of products available off-the-shelf, this is a cumbersome and user-unfriendly procedure, as it is often time consuming and involves several tasks such as rinsing, brushing, and soaking in solutions.
The Seeker to this Challenge is looking to improve the consumer experience during denture cleaning and is seeking novel cleansers formats that are more consumer-friendly but still highly efficient.
This Challenge requires only a written proposal.
Source: InnoCentive Challenge ID: 9933825
TAGS: Business/Entrepreneurship Computer Science/Information Technology Developing Countries Global Health Life Sciences Lumina Public Good Social Innovation Ideation
Health and education are essential for the economic development of society. In spite of differences created by geography or demographics, education is highly correlated with not only life span, but also economic growth. An educated worker is more productive and as a parent will make better choices and provide more opportunities for their children to succeed. Research in the developing world indicates that educational status (especially of the mother) is a predictor of health outcomes. Much more can be done, especially in context of the developing countries as every minute, many women and children are dying from preventable diseases and treatable conditions. Therefore, Ideagen seeks to empower women & girls through new approaches that increase access to quality education and / or promoting their good health and well being.
This is an Ideation Challenge with a guaranteed award for at least one submitted solution.
Source: InnoCentive Challenge ID: 9933842
TAGS: Chemistry Engineering/Design Food/Agriculture Life Sciences Royal Society of Chemistry RTP
Leaf alcohol (cis-3-hexenol) is a fragrant compound naturally produced by plants widely used in the flavor and fragrance industry. Hence, good manufacturing processes that can meet this high demand are needed. Do you have a process to manufacture natural cis-3-hexenol at an industrial scale and in the most cost-effective manner possible?
This is a Reduction-to-Practice Challenge that requires written documentation, experimental data, and sample delivery.
Source: InnoCentive Challenge ID: 9933857
TAGS: Global Health Life Sciences Public Good Social Innovation Ideation
The American Heart Association (AHA), in partnership with Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), would like to hear your voice and gather your insights around how you, or your loved ones, make decisions related to the treatment of heart/vascular disease and stroke. Specifically, AHA and PCORI are interested in learning about the “decisional dilemmas” you face – your insights will help guide future research to improve heart health. Based on the input from you and others in the patient and caregiver community, we will identify important concerns and use the perspectives gained to target research towards what matters most. To hear more about the Challenge from the leaders of AHA and PCORI, click here.
This is an Ideation Challenge with a guaranteed award for ten submitters.
Source: InnoCentive Challenge ID: 9933835
TAGS: Chemistry Engineering/Design Life Sciences Physical Sciences Theoretical-IP Transfer
The use of denture adhesives often comes with an unpleasant sensorial experience for the user, for example, an unpleasant chemical taste, “swelling” and over-flow of the product (oozing) from the edges of the denture and a grainy texture in the mouth.
The Seeker for this Challenge is looking to improve this experience for consumers, hence is seeking novel alternative adhesive technologies that can better the sensorial experience without compromising holding performance.
Source: InnoCentive Challenge ID: 9933824
TAGS: Chemistry Food/Agriculture Life Sciences Royal Society of Chemistry RTP
Sodium bicarbonate is a salt that is used as an ingredient in various products for many applications across various industries. It has a particularly strong salty taste, hence in applications where it is ingested, the salty flavour is pronounced. That is the case in toothpastes, where the beneficial gum protection effect that sodium bicarbonate delivers is overshadowed by the unpleasant salty taste that is felt by consumers, making such toothpastes unpopular.
Do you have a technology that can mask the salty taste and make it imperceptible in toothpastes?
This is a Reduction-to-Practice Challenge that requires written documentation, experimental proof-of-concept data, and, if requested by the Seeker, sample delivery.
Source: InnoCentive Challenge ID: 9933826
TAGS: Chemistry Food/Agriculture Life Sciences Physical Sciences Royal Society of Chemistry Theoretical-IP Transfer
The Seeker to this Challenge is seeking for a new staining ingredient and/or formulation that can be added to an existing cleaning product in order to leave a sustained colored stain once applied on skin.
This Theoretical Challenge requires only a written proposal.
Source: InnoCentive Challenge ID: 9933850
TAGS: Chemistry Engineering/Design Physical Sciences Royal Society of Chemistry Theoretical-IP Transfer
The Seeker is looking for alternative methods to bond specific polymeric materials together other than adhesives. These polymeric materials can be in many forms including fabrics, rubber, foams and films. The bond must be durable and offer advantages over adhesives like cost and time savings.
Source: InnoCentive Challenge ID: 9933860
TAGS: Chemistry Food/Agriculture Life Sciences Royal Society of Chemistry Ideation
Boehringer Ingelheim (The Seeker) is interested in small organic molecules that are safe for human use, show no, or very mild, biological activity, display cell permeability, and achieve high concentrations (µM) in the plasma when chronically administered via the oral route.
Source: InnoCentive Challenge ID: 9933854
TAGS: Business/Entrepreneurship Public Good Ideation
The MasterCard Foundation Clients at the Centre Prize 2016 is looking for the world’s most impactful and sustainable financial services provider that puts “clients at the centre” of its thinking and operations for the benefit of poor people in developing countries.
The Prize consists of a US$150,000 award to expand or reinforce client-centric practices within the winning organisation.
Submissions must be received by 11:59 PM GMT (UK) on June 06, 2016. For further information about this Prize and to apply, please click here to be directed to its dedicated website.
Source: InnoCentive Challenge ID: 9933870