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CEA, EDF and InnoCentive Announce Winners for Open Innovation Eco-Challenge to Tackle Leaded Glass from TVs, Monitors

February 28, 2012|

Waltham, Mass. February 28, 2012 – The Consumer Electronics Association® (CEA), Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and InnoCentive, the pioneer in crowdsourcing and open innovation, today announced the winners of an Eco-Challenge to develop compelling economic and environmentally preferable solutions for recycling old cathode ray tube (CRT) televisions and monitors.

The award-winning ideas are the first step in determining how to responsibly and cost-effectively recycle billions of pounds of […]

InnoCentive, GlobalGiving, and Rockefeller Foundation Advance Open Innovation Solutions to World’s Water Challenges

February 7, 2012|

Waltham, Mass. – February 7, 2012 – InnoCentive, Inc., the pioneer in open innovation and crowdsourcing, today announced the final phase of the “Global Giveback Challenge Series,” a collaboration launched two years ago between InnoCentive, GlobalGiving, and the Rockefeller Foundation to find solutions to dire water-related problems in developing countries. The solutions to the four Challenges posted on InnoCentive.com as part of the series are now […]

InnoCentive Acquires OmniCompete Limited

February 6, 2012|

Waltham, Mass. – February 6, 2012 InnoCentive, Inc., the pioneer in open innovation and crowdsourcing, today announced its acquisition of UK-based OmniCompete Limited. Best known for its annual Global Security Challenge, OmniCompete has executed nearly two dozen high-profile Challenges throughout its history in the areas of security, energy, healthcare, and cloud computing. Adding to InnoCentive’s recent successes in Grand Challenges – awarding a winner for […]

InnoCentive and the Foundation for Prader-Willi Research Collaborate to Advance Research in Childhood Obesity

December 20, 2011|

Waltham, Mass. – December 20, 2011 InnoCentive, Inc., the pioneer in open innovation and crowdsourcing, and the Foundation for Prader-Willi Research, today announced a Challenge seeking novel avenues for research into hyperphagia, or unregulated appetite, common in children with Prader-Willi syndrome.

Every year, approximately 6,500 children are born with PWS, a genetic disorder of chromosome 15. Prader-Willi manifests itself in a range of physical, neurological and behavioral […]

InnoCentive and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Partner to Improve Sanitary Conditions for Millions in Developing Countries

December 15, 2011|

Waltham, Mass. – December 15, 2011InnoCentive, Inc., the pioneer in open innovation and crowdsourcing, and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine today announced a Challenge seeking designs for a system to incorporate waste-consuming black soldier fly (BSF) larvae into pit latrines. By consuming waste, the larvae help tackle the problem of latrine pits filling up, which causes health risks and expense to poor families. […]

InnoCentive and Booz Allen Hamilton Form Strategic Alliance

December 14, 2011|

Waltham, Mass. – December 15, 2011InnoCentive, Inc., the pioneer in open innovation and crowdsourcing, and Booz Allen Hamilton, a world leader in management and technology consulting services, today announced a strategic alliance to help commercial and government organizations harness the power of prize-based Challenges, open innovation, and crowdsourcing to solve critical mission issues faster and more effectively. A Challenge is a proven approach to solving important […]

InnoCentive and BeyondPolio Launch Initiative to Help Support the Eradication of Polio in Low and Middle Income Countries

November 10, 2011|

Waltham, Mass. – November 10, 2011 – InnoCentive, Inc., the pioneer in open innovation and crowdsourcing, and BeyondPolio, an initiative of the Jonas Salk Legacy Foundation and the investment firm Spencer Trask, today announced the first in a series of Challenges designed to help support the global eradication of polio. Though rare in the Western world today, wild polioviruses are still circulating in a […]

InnoCentive Becomes a GSA Schedule Contractor

October 26, 2011|

Waltham, Mass. – October 26, 2011InnoCentive, the pioneer in open innovation and crowdsourcing,  today announced its appointment to General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule 541 4G, Challenges and Competitions Services. Under the contract number GS-07F-0772X, federal public sector organizations can conveniently purchase InnoCentive’s products and services via GSA Advantage!®, the GSA’s web portal that streamlines purchasing from scheduled contractors. With this milestone, InnoCentive becomes the first […]

InnoCentive Becomes a GSA Schedule Contractor Under Contract Number GS-07F-0772X

October 26, 2011|

Waltham, Mass. – October 26, 2011InnoCentive, the pioneer in open innovation and crowdsourcing,  today announced its appointment to General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule 541 4G, Challenges and Competitions Services. Under the contract number GS-07F-0772X, federal public sector organizations can conveniently purchase InnoCentive’s products and services via GSA Advantage!®, the GSA’s web portal that streamlines purchasing from scheduled contractors. With this milestone, InnoCentive becomes the first […]

Harvard University’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics Partners with InnoCentive to Identify Systems to Monitor Institutional Corruption

October 18, 2011|

Waltham, Mass.—October 18, 2011—The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, a research center at Harvard University, and InnoCentive, Inc., the pioneer in open innovation and crowdsourcing, today announced a Challenge seeking innovative systems to monitor institutions for potential signs of corrupting forces. The Challenge is open to the public and can be found on the InnoCentive website at https://www.innocentive.com/ar/challenge/9932692.

This Challenge is an extension of the work currently being […]

InnoCentive and the Air Force Research Lab Announce Successful Completion of Initial Open Innovation Challenges

October 17, 2011|

Waltham, Mass. – October 17, 2011 InnoCentive, Inc., the pioneer in open innovation and crowdsourcing, and the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) today announced the successful outcomes of two Challenges posted in March 2011 in the Tec^Edge Pavilion on the InnoCentive website.

The first Challenge, titled “Vehicle Stopper,” sought a viable, sustainable and affordable means of stopping an uncooperative fleeing vehicle without causing permanent damage to […]

InnoCentive Introduces Significant Enhancements to Prodigy for Analytical Challenges

September 28, 2011|

Waltham, Mass. – September 28, 2011 – InnoCentive, Inc., the pioneer in open innovation and crowdsourcing, today announced the next generation of its Prodigy online scoring technology for analytical Challenges.

Originally introduced by InnoCentive in March 2010, Prodigy allows InnoCentive Solvers working on analytical Challenges to obtain instant feedback on the accuracy of their solutions relative to solutions submitted from other Solvers; the accuracy of each solution is compared, scored […]