Last August InnoCentive posted our 3rd annual video Challenge, the “InnoCentive 2010 Video Challenge: Changing the World.”
The theme was "Unlimited Possibilities: InnoCentive Solvers Changing the World", where we asked our global Solver community to show potential Solvers how they can make a difference and help to change the world.
We had many outstanding and creative submissions, but as is the case with all contests, we had to choose a winner. In this case, InnoCentive chose three winning videos, at award amounts of $7,500 for first place, $1,500 for second place and $1,000 for third place.
Please join us in congratulating the winning Solvers! As promised, we are sharing the videos of the second and third place winners, David Michael and Jason Harper, respectively. Stay tuned for our first place winner, who we will announce next week!
We hope you enjoy these videos as much as we did.
"When I made my video for InnoCentive, I wanted to concretize the concept 'innovation' by pointing to some of the world's great innovators and problem solvers. InnoCentive embodies the tenacity and ingenuity of those people listed on the rolodex. When you present a problem to the Solvers at InnoCentive, it's almost like being able to phone one of the history's greatest innovators."
- David Michael, 2nd Place winner of the 2010 InnoCentive Video Challenge
"I know InnoCentive is an international effort, but after watching past competition commercials, I realized that I wanted my video to be less universal in scale than the others. Anyone who knows InnoCentive knows that the company has a fantastically global consciousness, but on the ground level, it's often a few stellar individuals in lonely rooms at midnight who make the difference and solve problems. Showing that sort of person's experience was the key to my video."
-Jason Harper, 3rd Place winner of the 2010 InnoCentive Video Challenge