I posted our most recent Solver Profile on Nikolay Barashkov last week. He makes the point that being a Solver not only gave him the opportunity to earn cash, it also gave him a place to develop some of his best ideas. He has submitted those that were not chosen as winning solutions for provisional patents. I recently spoke to another Solver from Europe who told me that InnoCentive allowed him to earn cash toward his own research. He said it was hard to find funding where he’s located and he found this was a great way to earn money on the side.
We’d love to hear your perspective as a Solver. What prompted you to sign up as a Solver? What do you value most about being a Solver? Just post your thoughts in the comments section of this post.
I look forward to hearing your thoughts,