Press Releases

Open Innovation Pioneer InnoCentive Celebrates 15 Years

August 23, 2016|

Waltham, MA – August 23, 2016: This year, InnoCentive, the open innovation and crowdsourcing pioneer, celebrates their 15th birthday. Since launching as part of Eli Lilly in 2001, InnoCentive has gone on to apply their Challenge Driven InnovationTM methodology across a range of industries and disciplines. To date they have run more than 2,000 external ‘Challenges’, building up a problem-solving network of over 375,000 individuals and other solution providers from […]

NASA Partners with InnoCentive to Crowdsource Innovation Initiatives

June 10, 2015|

Waltham, MA – InnoCentive Inc., the pioneer in crowdsourced innovation and Challenge Driven InnovationTM announced they were chosen to collaborate with NASA on their open innovation initiatives in human space exploration.

NASA 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.

InnoCentive is proud to be included in the NASA crowdsourcing initiative for outside-the-box […]

InnoCentive Forms Technology Partnership with ChemAxon

June 3, 2015|

Waltham, MA – InnoCentive Inc., the global leader in crowdsourced innovation and software platforms and ChemAxon, a leader in providing chemistry software solutions and consulting services for life science research, announced their partnership, that will provide InnoCentive@WorkTM pharmaceutical customers such as AstraZeneca and Eli Lilly, with a chemical editor tool suitable for generating standard chemical structures and molecular manipulations in an intuitive and simplified way.

InnoCentive has integrated ChemAxon’s, Marvin JSTM, […]

InnoCentive Announces Debut of InnoCentive Idea Management

October 15, 2014|

Waltham, MA – InnoCentive Inc.,the pioneer in crowd-sourced innovation and their partner Nosco, have announced the debut of their new idea generation software platform, InnoCentive Idea Management. InnoCentive Idea Management, powered by Nosco, is an enterprise social platform for idea sharing, allowing for collaboration, idea creation and knowledge sharing from colleagues and invited audiences in a well-structured environment.

“We are thrilled to announce this new offering.  With InnoCentive Idea Management, we […]

InnoCentive and Nosco Form Partnership

August 6, 2014|

Waltham, MA – InnoCentive Inc., the pioneer in crowd sourced innovation and software platforms and Nosco, a software and consulting company specialized in idea management, today announced a strategic partnership that will provide clients with a wider array of innovation solutions.

The need for innovation is greater than ever before and one of the best ways for companies to innovate is through the crowd.  Crowdsourced innovation allows a company to engage […]

InnoCentive and Strategos Form Strategic Alliance

June 24, 2014|

Waltham, MA – InnoCentive Inc., the pioneer in crowd sourced innovation and software platforms and Strategos, a global leader in strategy and innovation consulting services, today announced a strategic alliance that will provide clients with a strategic and systemic crowd sourced innovation solution designed to develop breakthrough strategies, drive top line growth and embed innovation capability within the enterprise.

By integrating InnoCentive’s prize-based innovation solutions with Strategos’ rigorous and proven strategic […]

All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development Launches $100,000 Prize Competition for Book-Writing Software

February 27, 2014|

Washington, D.C. – All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development (ACR GCD) announced Thursday the launch of “Enabling Writers,” a $100,000 prize competition to incentivize the design of technology that helps writers draft materials to improve reading skills of children in developing countries.

The global competition seeks to spur the development of software solutions that allow authors to easily write and publish texts in mother tongue languages to help early-grade […]

InnoCentive and Dow Chemical Launch Innovation Challenge to Drive Application for Oil-Soluble Polyalkylene Glycol Chemistry

December 12, 2013|

Waltham, MA – InnoCentive, Inc. the global leader in open innovation crowdsourcing competitions, and The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), today announced the Oil-Sol Challenge to expand the use of Dow’s novel oil-soluble polyalkylene glycol (oil-soluble PAG) technology. The Challenge will award a payout of $15,000. Solvers can submit entries beginning December 5th, 2013 through the contest web page www.oilsolchallenge.com.

While Dow has identified industrial and automotive lubricants […]

$1 Million Prize Awarded for New Algorithm for Rapid Characterization of Pathogens

December 3, 2013|

Defense Threat Reduction Agency and U.S. STRATCOM Center for Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction Award $1 Million Prize for New Techniques for Rapid Characterization of Pathogens

Nearly 3,000 Solvers Participate in “The DTRA Algorithm Challenge” Hosted by InnoCentive; Solution Will Keep U.S. Soldiers and Department of Defense Personnel Around the Globe Safer

Waltham, MA – InnoCentive and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency/U.S. STRATCOM Center for Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction (DTRA/SCC-WMD) announced […]

InnoCentive Solver Network Passes 300,000 Registered Members Milestone

August 19, 2013|

Waltham, MA – InnoCentive, Inc., the global leader in open innovation, crowdsourcing, and prize competitions, today announced significant traction for the company’s Global Solver Community, with 300,000 individuals from more than 200 countries now registered to generate novel ideas and find creative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems. Additionally, more than 500,000 project rooms – where Solvers review information about a Challenge, ask questions, and submit their […]

InnoCentive and Lumina Foundation Announce Winner of First Innovation Challenge

August 9, 2013|

Indianapolis, IN – Today, InnoCentive, Inc. and Lumina Foundation announced the winner of the Design of Student-centric Websites for Open-Enrollment Colleges and Institutions Challenge.

$20,000 was awarded to Andrew Ambrosino from North Chelmsford, Mass., for his open-enrollment website prototype titled “Aprenda.” Ambrosino, a student at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, was one of 762 solvers who attempted to design a student-centric interface.

“Aprenda” is a software prototype that would make […]

InnoCentive Announces Launch of Water Sensor Challenge

July 22, 2013|

Waltham, MA – InnoCentive, Inc., the global leader in open innovation, crowdsourcing, and prize competitions, today announced the launch of a new Challenge, Real-Time Sensor to Monitor Sewer Overflows, seeking ideas for a new generation of low-cost, low-maintenance sensors to monitor sewer overflows. This $10,000 Ideation Challenge is being offered through the partnership of Cincinnati Innovates, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Cincinnati Metropolitan Sewer District […]