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The Economist and InnoCentive Announce Human Potential Challenge Winner and Mark One-Year Anniversary of the Partnership

September 13, 2011|

New York, NY – September 13, 2011 The Economist and InnoCentive, Inc. today announced the winner of the Human Potential Index Challenge. Corrine Le Buhan, an IP and technology strategy consultant and valuation analyst from Lausanne, Switzerland, with a background in electrical engineering and strategic management of intellectual property and innovation, will be awarded $10,000 and present her winning solution at The Economist’s Ideas Economy: Human […]

JDRF Partners with InnoCentive to Launch a Challenge for the Treatment of Diabetes

September 8, 2011|

Waltham, Mass.—September 8, 2011—The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), the worldwide leader for research to cure, treat, and prevent type 1 diabetes, and InnoCentive, Inc., the pioneer in open innovation and crowdsourcing, today announced a $100,000 Challenge calling for innovative ways to approach the discovery and development of a glucose-responsive insulin drug as a means to treat insulin-dependent diabetes. The Challenge is open to the public and can be […]

InnoCentive and Popular Science Partner to Stimulate Worldwide Interest in Science and Technology Innovation

August 15, 2011|

Waltham, Mass.—August 15, 2011InnoCentive, Inc., the pioneer in open innovation and crowdsourcing, today announced a collaboration with Popular Science, a leading science and technology publication, to connect organizations that have important science, technology or engineering problems to the people and global communities who can best solve them. As part of this strategic alliance, InnoCentive and Popular Science have launched the Popular Science Open Innovation Pavilion, located on both […]

InnoCentive and Cleveland Clinic Collaborate to Solve Healthcare’s Biggest Challenges

July 12, 2011|

Waltham, Mass., July 12, 2011 InnoCentive, Inc., the pioneer in open innovation and crowdsourcing, today announced a collaboration with the world renowned Cleveland Clinic to advance healthcare research. Central to this relationship is the Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovation Pavilion on InnoCentive’s website, which will house a series of Challenges designed to further medical and healthcare research.

The mission of the Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner Research Institute is to better understand […]

InnoCentive Extends International Reach with New Partnerships

June 14, 2011|

Waltham, Mass.—June 14, 2011—InnoCentive, the global leader in Challenge Driven Innovation, today announced two partnerships that extend the company’s global reach into the Middle East and South America. The company is partnering with Innoway, a leading innovation consulting and training company in South America, and INNOVABIA, a company that provides strategic and innovation strategy consulting to companies in the Middle East and North African (MENA) regions.

The Middle East and […]

InnoCentive and The Economist Announce the Winner of the Healthcare Information Economy Challenge

June 6, 2011|

Waltham, Mass.—June 3, 2011—InnoCentive Inc., the global leader in Challenge Driven Innovation, along with The Economist, today announced the winner of The Economist-InnoCentive Healthcare Information Economy Challenge. Daniel Castro, a senior analyst at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), a non-profit think tank based in Washington D.C., will be awarded $10,000 and an opportunity to present his solution at the upcoming Ideas Economy: Information event on June […]

C3N and InnoCentive Engage Chronically Ill Adolescents to Participate In Managing Their Own Health

May 19, 2011|

Waltham, Mass.—May 19, 2011InnoCentive, Inc., the global leader in Challenge Driven Innovation, along with Collaborative Chronic Care Network (C3N), today announced a $10,000 Ideation Challenge calling for ideas geared toward an interactive, game-based solution to motivate adolescents with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, as well as other chronic illnesses, to participate in managing their own health. The Challenge will be announced today at Inventing Breakthroughs Day, a C3N event […]

Mayor Menino Launches Contest to Enhance Smart Phone App That Detects and Reports Potholes

May 5, 2011|

Waltham, Mass.—May 4, 2011—Today, in partnership with InnoCentive, Mayor Menino launched the Street Bump Challenge, the second phase of its effort to develop a smart phone application to detect potholes. This past February, the City of Boston released a prototype version of the app that can help identify when a car has hit a pothole. The second phase of the Street Bump Challenge will be hosted on InnoCentive’s online platform […]

InnoCentive and The Economist Announce Winners in the Entrepreneurship Challenge

April 26, 2011|

Waltham, Mass.—April 26, 2011InnoCentive, Inc., the global leader in Challenge Driven Innovation, along with The Economist, today announced the winners of The Economist-InnoCentive Entrepreneurship Challenge. Anjai Lal, a second year MBA student at the Yale School of Management, and Sasha Vyash, a second year student at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, will be awarded a total of $10,000 for their solution. The Challenge, which prompted the […]

InnoCentive Partners with Life Technologies and Expands Its Grand Challenge Program

April 25, 2011|

WALTHAM, Mass. – April 25, 2011InnoCentive, the global leader in Challenge Driven Innovation, today announced that it has partnered with Life Technologies for the first phase of the $7 million Life Grand Challenges. A Grand Challenge is a well-formed problem – or series of problems – whose solution has high value and far-reaching consequences in the areas of human health, public safety, education, the environment, […]

Popular Science Magazine and InnoCentive Announce Partnership to Advance Innovation in Technology, Science and Engineering

April 20, 2011|

New York, NY (April 20, 2011)Popular Science magazine and InnoCentive, the global leader in Challenge Driven Innovation, have announced a partnership to facilitate open innovation and greater collaboration in solving Challenges in technology, science and engineering.

The core of the Popular Science-InnoCentive Challenge Program is an online “Pavilion”—a forum to be co-hosted on and—where corporations, nonprofits and government agencies post pressing Challenges facing their business or industry […]

The World Resources Institute and InnoCentive Issue Challenge Seeking Communication Solutions for Climate Change Adaptation

April 15, 2011|

WASHINGTON, D.C. (APRIL 15, 2011) — The World Resources Institute (WRI), a global environmental think tank, and InnoCentive, the world leader in Challenge Driven Innovation, announced a new Challenge and $10,000 prize for solutions to help local communities communicate what they need to adapt to changing climate conditions. The Challenge seeks ideas for communication solutions and technologies that can create local “market intelligence” to engage public and private […]