Catherine Covington

Program Manager, Client Services. Catherine works out of the InnoCentive Waltham (MA) office as a Program Manager. Catherine has been involved in managing InnoCentive Challenges from leading Seeker organizations including NASA and the Epilepsy Foundation SUDEP Institute. In her spare time, she likes painting and drawing, kayaking on the Charles, and rock climbing.

Recent Posts

Seeker Spotlight: The Green Chemistry & Commerce Council

Posted by Catherine Covington on Apr 26, 2017 9:24:48 AM

The Green Chemistry & Commerce Council (GC3), in collaboration with consumer product formulators and preservative manufacturers/suppliers, recently launched their Challenge to find new, safe, and effective preservatives, preservative boosters, or multi-functionals for use in personal care and household products. There are concerns about the impact of some preservatives on human health, particularly because of their widespread use. Therefore, the Seeker organizations desire preservatives with improved environmental health and safety profiles.

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Topics: Challenges, Seekers

Lumina Foundation Announces LIFTed Prize 2017

Posted by Catherine Covington on Mar 21, 2017 4:00:50 PM

Lumina Foundation recently launched their LIFTed Prize 2017 – Innovation in Postsecondary Learning. They are seeking organizations with an innovation that has a positive impact on postsecondary attainment in the U.S. This Prize is part of Lumina’s Goal 2025 – increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates, and other credentials to 60% by year 2025.

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Topics: Challenges, Seekers

Seeker Spotlight: The Nature Conservancy

Posted by Catherine Covington on Feb 1, 2017 4:46:06 PM

The Nature Conservancy, in collaboration with the US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Geological Survey, recently launched a Challenge seeking to identify and spur development of technologies to monitor nitrogen concentration in effluent from advanced Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems. The Challenge has a guaranteed award of $20,000 but up to $55,000 is available for awards. Winners will also have the special opportunity to attend the Sensor Showcase in May 2017. Winning solvers will be able to present their solutions and meet the Seekers and collaborators of this prize competition. We recently spoke with Christopher Clapp from The Nature Conservancy about the Challenge.

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Topics: Challenges, Seekers

America Makes Announce Winners of Smart Structure Challenge

Posted by Catherine Covington on Jan 19, 2017 1:42:30 PM

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) and their Design Research Education of Additive Manufacturing Systems (The DREAMS lab) have been announced as the winners of the America Makes Smart Structure Challenge for their Smart Wing Project – detailed mechatronic devices for use in winds for remotely-piloted aircraft (RPA).

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Topics: Solvers, Challenges, Seekers

Four Challenges Completed in Elanco’s Grand Challenge Program

Posted by Catherine Covington on Jan 11, 2017 12:12:12 AM

The first four Challenges in Elanco’s Alternatives to Animal Antibiotics Grand Challenge Program have now closed, resulting in a combined total of over 550 project rooms and over 100 submissions. One of these Challenges has been withdrawn, while the other three are currently being evaluated by the Elanco team.

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Topics: Challenges, Seekers

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