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GSK and Save the Children launch 2015 call for developing country healthcare innovations to reduce child deaths

July 15, 2015|

GSK Logo 2014GSK and Save the Children launch 2015 call for developing country healthcare innovations to reduce child deaths. The $1M award is part of an ambitious partnership between GSK and Save the Children which aims to help save the lives of a million of the world’s poorest children. This year’s Healthcare Innovation Award seeks entries that demonstrate new approaches […]

Epilepsy Foundation SUDEP Institute Offering More Than $1 Million in Prize Money for Challenge Winners

June 11, 2015|

Epilepsy Foundation LogoJune 11, 2015 – The Epilepsy Foundation SUDEP Institute will be awarding more than $1 million for a series of at least three prize challenge competitions. The first challenge, worth $15,000, is looking for creative and viral advocacy campaign submissions that inform and educate patients, families, and the health care community and are aimed at a change […]

NASA Uses Crowdsourcing for Open Innovation Contracts

June 4, 2015|

Crowd Hydrant LogoNASA is turning to the public and crowdsourcing for outside-the-box thinking about human space exploration challenges with a series of 10 new NASA Open Innovation Service (NOIS) Contracts.

The first challenges to be launched under the new contract will seek new algorithms to improve Robonaut’s tool use in novel ways that could take advantage of materials found on […]

High-Tech Energy Firm Crowdsources Engineering Challenge

April 23, 2015|

General Fusion LogoVANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – April 22, 2015) – A Vancouver area high-tech energy company is now crowdsourcing some of its tough engineering and science challenges.
The idea, says General Fusion CEO Nathan Gilliland, is to engage a global community of keen, disciplined problem solvers in the exciting field of fusion energy: “Just as technical powerhouses like NASA, GE, […]

$20 Million Challenge’s First Year Garners Nearly 100 Entries from 6 Continents

April 21, 2015|

Conquer Paralysis Now logoPRINCETON, N.J. (APRIL 21, 2015) – In its inaugural year the Conquer Paralysis Now Challenge received almost 100 applicants for a series of grants aimed at finding a cure for paralysis in the next decade.

The pool of entries came from nearly 80 global research institutions in more than 25 countries across six continents such as Egypt, […]

Four initiatives from across Africa win share of global US$1 million Healthcare Innovation Award

January 29, 2015|

GSK Logo 2014Organisations from South Africa, Zambia, Kenya and Uganda recognised by GSK and Save the Children for innovations proven to help reduce deaths in under-fives. A simple mobile-phone app that helps staff at human milk banks (HMBs) with the pasteurisation of donor breast milk and a life-saving kit for the treatment of diarrhoea in under-fives have been awarded joint […]

Whole You™ Challenges the Healthcare Industry and Public to Help Find Solutions for Those with Oral and Vision Limitations

January 29, 2015|

Business Wire logoSAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Whole You, Inc., a Mitsui Chemicals’ company dedicated to providing innovative solutions that allow those with sensory and physical mobility challenges to live life to the fullest, has teamed up with crowd-sourcing company InnoCentive to challenge people from around the world to create innovative solutions for those with oral and vision challenges. In the […]

NASA Offering Big Bounties to Anyone Solving Sciences Greatest Issues.

January 1, 2015|

Top Secret Writers LogoNASA has launched a new citizen science website, which it called “NASA Solve” (1). The site would engage the public to help the space agency solve some pressing problems surrounding its mission. The new initiative is a gateway to competitions such as the Centennial Challenges (2) program that has sponsored technology prize competitions that range from […]

4 ways asking for advice — and giving it away — pays off for your startup

December 9, 2014|

Venture Beat logoSome people say the age of experts and human advisors is over since everything is searchable. I disagree. How much time have you spent on Google trying to learn about something tricky, like how to create an employee stock options pool, how to file a patent, or which business model will work best to convince venture capitalists? […]