Michael Hanson

Program Manager, Client Services. Mikey works out of the InnoCentive London office as a Program Manager. Mikey has been involved in managing a number of key InnoCentive Challenges including Conquer Paralysis Now, which will award $20 million of prizes and grants for paralysis research over the course of 10 years. In his spare time he works as a DJ and music producer and enjoys running, completing three marathons to date.

Recent Posts

MCA Groupe Solver Spotlight

Posted by Michael Hanson on Jun 28, 2016 10:48:58 AM

Our network of problem solvers is increasingly global and diverse, made up of both individuals and companies. But who are the companies involved in solving InnoCentive Challenges and why do they do it? What advice might they have for other companies wanting to become Solvers? To find out, we spoke to Camille Pinard, Structured Projects Manager at the MCA GROUPE – a global engineering and high-tech consulting company and two-time winners of InnoCentive Challenges (9933751 and 9933755).

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Topics: Solvers, Challenges

Fatbergs, Fuel Cylinders and Fusion Energy: How Crowdsourcing is Changing Innovation in Engineering

Posted by Michael Hanson on Jun 3, 2016 7:08:29 AM

Although InnoCentive has a history of solving problems in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, as shown by Seekers such as AstraZeneca, Cleveland Clinic or GlaxoSmithKline to name a few, our methodology is highly adaptable and we are by no means restricted to this sector, as highlighted in the recent piece on the diverse uses of crowdsourcing competitions. Engineering in particular is a discipline where InnoCentive has run a number of intriguing Challenges through our innovation platform, whether that be civil, mechanical or electrical and here we highlight a few examples.

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Topics: Innovation Insights, Challenges, Seekers

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