2017-01-12T14:00:25+00:00 October 28, 2014|
Editor’s note: Government Product News asked Innocentive’s Alph Bingham and Jon Fredrickson about innovations in products and processes in the public sector. Bingham is founder of InnoCentive and Fredrickson is vice president of government.
2017-01-12T14:00:25+00:00 October 22, 2014|
Heroism and denial have been the hallmarks of the Ebola crisis. The heroes are the front-line healthcare workers, 400 of whom have caught the disease, and 227 have died. Despite their bravery and sacrifice, however, skepticism and bureaucracy have slowed the response to the disease, and helped the epidemic gallop out of control. The outbreak that was first […]
2017-01-12T14:00:25+00:00 October 1, 2014|
Building on its foundational excellence of science-driven innovation, Dow turned to the power of the crowd to spearhead new application development and potential markets for UCON™ oil-soluble polyalkylene glycols (oil-soluble PAGs). Partnering with InnoCentive, the first of its kind Oil-Sol Challenge received more than 60 solutions from 43 countries.
2017-01-12T14:00:25+00:00 August 22, 2014|
NASA has selected four ideas from the public for innovative uses of climate projections and Earth-observing satellite data. The agency also has announced a follow-on challenge with awards of $50,000 to build climate applications based on OpenNEX data on the Amazon cloud computing platform.
2017-01-12T14:00:25+00:00 August 21, 2014|
The National Institutes of Health is challenging science innovators to compete for prizes totaling up to $500,000, by developing new ways to track the health status of a single cell in complex tissue over time. The NIH Follow that Cell Challenge External Web Site Policy seeks tools that would, for example, monitor a cell in the process […]
2017-01-12T14:00:25+00:00 July 29, 2014|
n anticipation that more fliers will be eager to pay for expedited checkpoint screening, the Transportation Security Administration has promised to award $15,000 in cash prizes to whoever can design a faster waiting line system. TSA on Tuesday opened a competition on InnoCentive, a website for crowdsourcing solutions to problems, which enables individuals and teams to submit proposals.
2017-01-12T14:00:25+00:00 July 29, 2014|
Since the inception of the Transportation Security Administration, the security checkpoint at airports within the United States has seen many changes and additions. From traditional metal detectors to full body scanners, the screening methods may have changed, but the basic layout of the checkpoint has remained the same.
The typical TSA checkpoint has one large queue for most passengers, […]
2017-01-12T14:00:25+00:00 July 21, 2014|
TSA turns to contest to improve PreCheck
The Transportation Safety Administration is turning to the crowd for ways to improve its PreCheck expedited security screening program. The TSA’s listing on the InnoCentive crowdsourcing platform promised to reward the best ideas on how to improve PreCheck processes with a share of $15,000 in prize money. TSA said it was […]
2017-01-12T14:00:25+00:00 July 7, 2014|
Lumina Foundation, in partnership with The Economist Group and InnoCentive , has launched a new crowdsourcing challenge which will generate solutions to closing the skills gap and increasing communication between higher education and today’s workforce.
Open to the public, the Challenge seeks to create a product or service that will facilitate communication between employers and higher education in order to […]
2017-01-12T14:00:25+00:00 July 1, 2014|
Claudio Fiocchi, MD, knows how much early detection matters for patients with inflammatory bowel disease. But he also knows today’s diagnostic tools generally detect the disease too late — after it has done extensive damage.
When Dr. Fiocchi sought a new answer, he turned to the crowd.
The idea: When trying to solve a problem, two heads are better […]
2017-01-12T14:00:26+00:00 April 30, 2014|
Biopharma employees read, as you might expect, a wide spectrum of scientific journals and trade publications. What might be surprising is that their reading lists appear to have expanded recently to include classic Marvel comics. What’s led me to this conclusion? The Belgian pharmaceutical company UCB has sponsored an Innovation Challenge on the InnoCentive Website with a goal […]