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 One of these Challenges has been withdrawn, while the other three are currently being evaluated by the Elanco team.
Following our articles on how the packaging and manufacturing sectors are embracing crowdsourced innovation, we now turn to the energy sector. The energy sector is ideally suited for InnoCentive’s Challenge Driven Innovation methodology for a number of reasons, including:
As open innovation has developed over the past two decades, numerous academic studies, newspaper articles and blog posts have covered the motivating factors for sponsors of crowdsourcing programmes: innovate faster, connect with new experts, access diverse minds and elicit ground-breaking solutions. However, significantly fewer words have been devoted to the arguably more important side of the equation; the motivating factors for Solvers. Why do people enter Challenges? Commit their time towards tackling difficult problems for organisations? Send solutions across the internet when they can see they’re competing against many other similarly talented individuals?