Last night, InnoCentive Founder Alph Bingham presented at The Economist's “The Ideas Economy: Innovation” event at the University of California, Berkeley. At the conclusion of his presentation, Economist editor Vijay Vaitheeswaran (pictured at left with Alph and Executive Director of brand communications, events & media development for The Economist Justin Hendrix.) announced an exciting new partnership between InnoCentive and The Economist.
As the heart of this partnership is the goal of solving some of the world's really big Challenges - like, how do you feed 100M more children? How do you provide access to clean water in developing countries? In the coming months, we'll be posting Challenges in collaboration with our colleagues at The Economist to address just these types of issues. We're very excited about this new partnership, which we hope will provide even more exposure to some of the world's most pressing problems.
We'll be announcing the first Challenge soon - in the meantime, we'd like to thank The Economist for helping us promote and advance more meaningful problem solving.