Catherine Covington

Program Manager, Client Services. Catherine works out of the InnoCentive Waltham (MA) office as a Program Manager. Catherine has been involved in managing InnoCentive Challenges from leading Seeker organizations including NASA and the Epilepsy Foundation SUDEP Institute. In her spare time, she likes painting and drawing, kayaking on the Charles, and rock climbing.

Recent Posts

Four Challenges Completed in Elanco’s Grand Challenge Program

Posted by Catherine Covington on Jan 11, 2017 12:12:12 AM

The first four Challenges in Elanco’s Alternatives to Animal Antibiotics Grand Challenge Program have now closed, resulting in a combined total of over 550 project rooms and over 100 submissions. One of these Challenges has been withdrawn, while the other three are currently being evaluated by the Elanco team.

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Topics: Challenges, Seekers

Seeker Spotlight: Elanco

Posted by Catherine Covington on Oct 5, 2016 10:35:32 AM

In partnership with InnoCentive, Elanco is running a series of Challenges focused on finding alternatives to animal antibiotics. Elanco provides solutions and products that improve animal health and food-animal production. On September 8, they launched the first two Challenges in the series: Prevention and Control of Mastitis in Cattle and Prevention and Control of Streptoccus suis Infections in Swine. You can find more information and all other Challenge postings on the Elanco Pavilion.

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Topics: Challenges, Seekers

Elanco’s Grand Challenge Program: Alternatives to Animal Antibiotics

Posted by Catherine Covington on Sep 19, 2016 12:01:07 PM

In June 2015, Elanco announced their Eight-point Antibiotic Stewardship Plan to fight antibiotic resistance, a growing concern for all sectors of healthcare. This aggressive plan focuses on responsible use, reduction of shared-class antibiotics, and finding alternatives.  With the population anticipated to reach 9.7 billion by 2050, the demand for animal protein is anticipated to increase 60% globally, putting continued strain on the earth. Emerging diseases threaten livestock globally, threatening their well-being.

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Topics: Challenges, Seekers

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