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

Crystallised Challenges – Some Favorites From Our Fifteen Years

Posted by Michael Franklin on Aug 24, 2016 6:53:00 AM

Starting as a brainwave in 1998, InnoCentive spent three years being scoped, explored and tested whilst within the walls of pharmaceutical company, Eli Lilly. InnoCentive became an official entity in 2001 and during the intervening fifteen years has posted over 2,000 Challenges and awarded nearly $20million. To mark our 15th birthday we look back at notable successes, celebrate the impact Challenges have made, and most importantly acknowledge our excellent Solvers whose ground-breaking ideas have been given the opportunity to flourish through the Challenge Driven Innovation model.

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Topics: Challenges

Packaging Industry Challenges – a Nexus for Open Innovation

Posted by Michael Franklin on Jul 8, 2016 9:19:48 AM

More than any time in history, diverse industries, companies and organisations are opening up their processes to a global crowd in the hope of expediting progress and finding diamonds in the rough. One industry that has certainly taken up the open innovation approach is packaging; the nexus of many scientific disciplines, the diverse technology uses, and the real-life applicability have made this a hot-bed of crowdsourcing Challenges. Whereas more nebulous or abstracted problems may struggle to gain traction on a web-platform, the tangible impact of solutions in the packaging space give a direct reason for Solvers to participate. With growing consumer demands, tightening environmental regulations, and lower costs desired, packaging firms have been quick to use online crowdsourcing and leverage this tangibility to access the power of perspicacious global minds.

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Topics: Innovation Insights, Challenges

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