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

The Power of Showcase Challenges – Lion’s Den and Beyond

Posted by Michael Franklin on Apr 12, 2016 8:33:46 AM

As comes spring, so comes a successful conclusion to another year of Lion’s Den Challenge – the flagship start-up competition for staff and students at King’s College London, which has been run in partnership with InnoCentive over the past five years. Following a six-month programme of workshops, networking events and mentorship opportunities to help students validate and develop their business ideas, winners were announced at the awards ceremony in March, which was held in the grand setting of the House of Lords in London, UK.

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Topics: Innovation Insights, Challenges

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