Filter CategoriesAll DOWNLOAD General Fusion: The Journey to Fusion Power General Fusion is transforming the world’s energy supply. They ran a pilot of three InnoCentive Challenges, covering plasma science, mechanical engineering and engineering physics. DOWNLOAD AstraZeneca: Delivering Oligonucleotides + Developing a Retrievable Device Staggering Challenges over stages can have many benefits, as AstraZeneca found in two recent Challenges. DOWNLOAD Dow: Expanding the Market for New Oil Soluble PAGs Dow was looking for uses, formulations and chemical processing ideas that could accelerate the commercialization of oil-soluble PAGs in existing or new markets. DOWNLOAD The MasterCard Foundation: Clients at the Centre Prize The MasterCard Foundation was seeking to identify and recognise innovative, client-centric financial services organisations helping address the needs of the poor. DOWNLOAD Thomson Reuters: Exposing Data Relationships Thomson Reuters wanted to capture creative new use cases for their Web of Knowledge™ product from the crowd and then create an app that made the selected use case a reality. DOWNLOAD Essity: Total Economic Impact of InnoCentive Challenges This study, conducted by Forrester Consulting, found that Essity (formally SCA) received a Return on Investment of 74% with a payback period of less than three months from their work with InnoCentive. DOWNLOAD Syngenta: The Total Economic Impact™ Of InnoCentive’s Enterprise Solution Forrester Consulting ROI report featuring Challenges, InnoCentive@Work & ONRAMP DOWNLOAD Anonymous: Expansion Technologies for Food Materials This Fortune 500 Food & Beverage Company ran an anonymous Challenge seeking new food production techniques that could expand and “puff-up” foods such as nuts and seeds. DOWNLOAD Syngenta: Looking for a Tool to Represent Field Test Results Visually Syngenta wanted to use data analytics to better modell probable outcomes of their R&D activities, which would allow for smarter choices to be made, saving time, effort and money. DOWNLOAD NASA: Seven Challenge Pilot NASA ran an initial pilot of seven successful Challenges with InnoCentive, ranging from keeping food fresh in space to forecasting solar events. DOWNLOAD Roche: Measuring a Clinical Specimen Roche was seeking a way of better measuring the quality and amount of a clinical specimen - a long standing problem they had already put to their internal R&D network to try and tackle. DOWNLOAD US Defence Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA): Identifying Organisms in DNA DTRA offered a $1M award for an algorithm that could process DNA samples in the quickest time under a range of scenarios, in order to help combat biological threats. DOWNLOAD GSK: Electroceutical Ideation Challenge GSK wanted help with identifying diseases that would be the best candidates as a “proof of principle” for testing a potentially disruptive technology known as bioelectronics. DOWNLOAD Prize4Life: Finding a Biomarker for ALS Prize4Life offered $1 million for an ALS biomarker. They ended up receiving a biomarker with the potential to reduce cost of Phase II clinical trials by more than 50%. DOWNLOAD Lumina Foundation: Quantifying Work Lumina Foundation were looking for innovative ways to track “career health” through personal data, part of a broader effort to modernize higher education to meet the needs of the future workplace. DOWNLOAD NASA: Data-Driven Forecasting of Solar Events NASA was seeking a predictive algorithm for accurately modelling solar particle behavior. The winning solution offered a prediction capability of up to 8 hours with 85% accuracy. DOWNLOAD NASA: Strain Measurement of Kevlar Webbing NASA was seeking a new method to measure the strain on Kevlar and Vectran straps in the 25 to 125 degrees Celsius range, a problem they had been working on for three years. DOWNLOAD The SUDEP Institute: Empowering People with Epilepsy The SUDEP Institute sought ideas for creative advocacy campaigns that focused on positive messaging and could lead to the empowerment of people living with epilepsy and their families. DOWNLOAD UKWIR: Detecting the Build-up of Blockages in Complex Fluid Networks UKWIR was seeking methods for monitoring complex sewer networks and detecting the formation of blockages, ending up with over 50 high quality, original submissions. DOWNLOAD SunNight Solar: Dual-Use Off-Grid Illumination Device After spending most of their R&D budget, SunNight Solar came to InnoCentive and its global network seeking designs for a solar-powered flashlight. DOWNLOAD EnterpriseWorks: Developing Low Cost Rainwater Storage EnterpriseWorks were seeking a new method of collecting and storing rainwater. The winning solution came from a German inventor whose company designed tourist submarines. DOWNLOAD Precyse Technologies: Wireless Wakeup Call Precyse Technologies wanted to increase the range of their RFID tags from 10 feet to 100 feet so they could be woken up as they arrived in transit or entered a customer facility, saving battery. DOWNLOAD King’s College London: Lion’s Den Challenge Lion’s Den was a competition aimed at graduate students and post-docs that provided the tools, training and encouragement to create research-backed businesses. DOWNLOAD Energy Storage Challenge The Energy Storage Challenge was seeking new ways to store and transport energy. Finalists pitched in front of investors, peers and independent judges. DOWNLOAD Prince William Sound OSRI: Breaking Viscous Shear of Crude Oil OSRI were seeking a method to separate oil that had solidified into a viscous mass with frozen water in recovery. This was a 30-year-old problem, solved in just two months. DOWNLOAD Global Security Challenge The Global Security Challenge was seeking the next generation of security solutions. Running annually from 2006 to 2011, over $3 million was awarded in prizes.