Challenges That Matter

Posted by Liz Moise on Jun 17, 2008 12:32:20 PM

Many of you have told us that you got involved with InnoCentive because you wanted to work on problems that matter. We just posted a video on our YouTube Channel about an inspiring new Challenge from the Barr Foundation and Cambridge Energy Alliance. Their goal is to improve energy efficiency in room air-conditioners, and in turn reduce peak electricity demand in the city of Cambridge, MA (USA). This solution could have a global impact in the reduction of fuel usage if it is replicated in other cities and countries, and we are very proud to team up with the Cambridge Energy Alliance to help address this problem. Check out the Challenge here. The video is below:

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Topics: Innovation Insights, Challenges

2008 Video Challenge Winners

Posted by Beth Perkins on Jun 13, 2008 10:44:14 AM

We posted our own crowdsourcing Challenge in November asking our Solver community to develop 30-90 second marketing videos to promote InnoCentive and the benefits of being a Solver. The response was great - we had over 450 Project Rooms on this one Challenge. All the submissions were really good, and narrowing it down to the final seven was tough, but we did that in March and asked the Solver community to vote on their favorite. We here at InnoCentive also voted for our favorite. The two winning Solvers each will receive $5000.

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Topics: Innovation Insights, Challenges

Launching Clean Tech and Global Health Pavilions

Posted by Lisa Reinhold on May 28, 2008 11:17:20 AM

As I’m sure some of you have noticed, InnoCentive has been adding to our list of Pavilions to help support our commitment of offering you the chance to submit Solutions that can help make our world a better place. In yesterday’s Boston Globe, on the front page of the Business Section, reporter Carolyn Johnson discusses some of these Pavilions, in particular the one dedicated to Clean Technology. I recommend you take a look; it discusses open innovation in general and mentions some other interesting crowdsourcing projects you should all check out.

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Topics: Challenges, Seekers

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