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InnoCentive and AARP Foundation Team Up to Improve the Lives of Older Americans by Engaging a Global Crowd to Help Solve Pressing Challenges

July 24, 2012|

Waltham, Mass. – July 24, 2012 – InnoCentive, Inc., the pioneer in open innovation, crowdsourcing, and prize competitions, today announced a collaboration with AARP Foundation, AARP’s charitable affiliate, to help advance the Foundation’s cause of improving the lives of millions of older Americans who struggle to meet their basic needs for nutritious food, safe and affordable housing, adequate income, and personal connections.

As part of the alliance, InnoCentive and […]

InnoCentive and Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino Announce Winners in Challenge to Convert Big Data into Pothole Relief

July 20, 2012|

Waltham, Mass. – July 20, 2012 – InnoCentive, Inc., the pioneer in crowdsourcing, open innovation, and prize competitions, and Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino today announced the successful conclusion of a Challenge to predict pothole locations using data collected from a smart phone application called Street Bump. The solution is expected to help the City respond to potholes more quickly than ever before, resulting in improved service to […]

InnoCentive Hosts Webinar with Air Force Research Lab, Wright Brothers Institute IDEA Lab Exploring Benefits of Prize-Based Competitions

July 19, 2012|

Waltham, Mass. – July 18, 2012 – InnoCentive, Inc., the pioneer in open innovation, crowdsourcing, and prize competitions, today announced that it will host a webinar on July 25 about prize-based innovation featuring the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL).

During the one-hour webinar, participants will learn how the Wright Brothers Institute (WBI) IDEA Lab partners with the AFRL, a $4 billion technology powerhouse, to energize world-class R&D collaborations […]

InnoCentive and Prize4Life Launch Prize Competition to Unlock Mysteries of Disease Progression in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Patients

July 11, 2012|

Waltham, Mass. – July 11, 2012 – InnoCentive, Inc., the pioneer in open innovation, crowdsourcing, and prize competitions, today announced a computational Challenge to predict the future progression of disease in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The DREAM-Phil Bowen ALS Prediction Prize4Life Challenge (or ALS Prediction Prize) is being run by Prize4Life, Inc. in collaboration with The DREAM Project and carries […]

InnoCentive and The Economist Announce the Winner of a Challenge to Enhance Communities through Improvement of Public Utilities or Infrastructure

June 4, 2012|

Waltham, Mass. – June 4, 2012 – InnoCentive, Inc., the pioneer in open innovation, crowdsourcing, and prize competitions, together with The Economist, today announced the winner of The Economist-InnoCentive Smart Systems Challenge. Dr. Yuri Gordienko, a senior scientist at G.V. Kurdyumov Institute for Metal Physics of the National Academy of Science of Ukraine, will present his winning idea at The Economist’s Ideas Economy: Information 2012 event taking […]

InnoCentive and the Humanitarian Innovation Fund Collaborate to Reduce the Health and Disease Risks Associated with Inadequate Waste Treatment

May 9, 2012|

Waltham, Mass. – May 9, 2012 – InnoCentive, Inc., the pioneer in open innovation and crowdsourcing, and the Humanitarian Innovation Fund (HIF), today announced a Challenge to find easy-to-use, economical, and innovative waste management solutions that will reduce the health risks related to inadequate containment or decontamination of human waste during emergency or disaster response situations. This Challenge is sponsored by the HIF through a partnership between […]

InnoCentive and the New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council Collaborate to Drive Innovation among Minority Business Owners

May 8, 2012|

Waltham, Mass. – May 8, 2012 – InnoCentive, Inc., the pioneer in open innovation, crowdsourcing, and prize competitions, and the New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council (The Council), today announced a Challenge seeking to identify innovative products and services that drive sustainability, create supply chain efficiencies, and benefit urban and rural communities and business owners. This Challenge offers Minority-Owned Business Enterprises (MBEs) and diverse […]

ACCION Partners with InnoCentive to Increase Microloans to Small Businesses

April 18, 2012|

Waltham, Mass. – April 17, 2012 ACCION Texas, Inc. (ATI), the largest non-profit micro-lender in the United States, and InnoCentive, the pioneer in open innovation, crowdsourcing, and prize competitions, today announced a Challenge seeking a new tool to more accurately evaluate micro-loan applicants who may lack traditional credit history.  The solution to this Challenge, which carries an award of $40,000, will be integrated into ATI’s current […]

EMC, EDF and InnoCentive Launch New Eco-Challenge for Crowdsourced Solutions to Key E-Waste Issue

April 4, 2012|

Waltham, Mass. April 4, 2012 EMC Corporation, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and InnoCentive, Inc., the pioneer in open innovation, crowdsourcing, and prize competitions, today announced a new Eco-Challenge seeking solutions for tracking shipments of used electronic components and subsystems and ensuring that they are disposed of responsibly. Safe, legal and transparent e-waste disposal is an ongoing concern for both industry and environmental groups, which […]

InnoCentive Announces Enhanced Collaboration Tools for Problem Solvers

April 2, 2012|

Waltham, Mass. – April 2, 2012 InnoCentive, Inc., the pioneer in open innovation, crowdsourcing, and prize competitions, today announced the release of several new tools that empower the diverse and global community of over 250,000 problem Solvers to form specialized teams to tackle some of the world’s toughest Challenges. InnoCentive’s new Solver Search capability, improved profiles, badges, and social login allows Solvers to find one another quickly, supplementing […]

InnoCentive and The Economist Announce the Winner of a Challenge to Promote Transparency in Governments

March 28, 2012|

Waltham, Mass. – March 28, 2012 – InnoCentive, Inc., the pioneer in open innovation, crowdsourcing, and prize competitions, along with The Economist, today announced the winner of The Economist-InnoCentive Transparency Challenge. Ben Skowera, an Associate at SEI Investments presented his solution at the Ideas Economy: Innovation event on March 28th in Berkeley, California. The InnoCentive Challenge, which attracted more than 600 problem Solvers and received more than 115 submissions […]

InnoCentive and the Sandler-Kenner Foundation Join Forces to Fight Pancreatic Cancer

March 6, 2012|

Waltham, Mass. – March 6, 2012 InnoCentive, Inc., the pioneer in open innovation and crowdsourcing, and the Sandler-Kenner Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer today announced the launch of a Challenge seeking new approaches for diagnosing pancreatic cancer in its early stages, when the likelihood of patient survival is highest.

Pancreatic cancer is the fourth most common cause of cancer death across the globe, with average survival rates of […]