Graham Buchanan

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$500,000 NIH Follow that Cell Challenge Concludes

Posted by Graham Buchanan on Jul 12, 2017 5:30:40 AM

The second and final phase of the NIH Follow that Cell Challenge, which was run in partnership with InnoCentive, concluded last month. Over the two phases that ran between 2014 and 2017, nearly $500,000 in prize money was awarded to Solvers for their work in developing new tools and methods for predicting the behavior and function of a single cell in complex tissue over time. 

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Tips for Selecting External Crowdsourcing Providers

Posted by Graham Buchanan on Jul 10, 2017 7:40:43 AM

In this article, we explore some of the key questions to consider when selecting external crowdsourcing providers.

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Topics: Seekers

How Crowdsourcing Can Advance Drug Development

Posted by Graham Buchanan on May 2, 2017 9:36:13 AM

Pharmaceutical companies have to constantly develop new drugs to stay ahead of the competition. Whilst the drugs created every year are innovative, the processes for developing them are often not. The result is that drug development frequently ends up being time-consuming, costly and unproductive. Can an approach such as “crowdsourcing” remedy these drawbacks?

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Topics: Innovation Insights

Seeker Spotlight: The MasterCard Foundation

Posted by Graham Buchanan on Apr 27, 2017 1:06:31 PM

The MasterCard Foundation has launched the third edition of the US$150,000 Clients at the Centre Prize, seeking the client-focused financial service provider that best responds to the needs and aspirations of poor people living in developing countries. We caught up with Roger Morier, Senior Communications Manager at the Foundation, to talk about learnings and achievements from the last two editions and the aims for this year’s Prize.

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Topics: Challenges, Seekers

Seeker Spotlight: NHS England

Posted by Graham Buchanan on Apr 20, 2017 12:27:04 PM

NHS England, along with its partners in the Healthy New Towns Programme, have just launched the Healthy New Towns Design Challenge. This Challenge is seeking ideas for new housing developments that foster health, well-being, and independence for residents. These ideas for services, products, and facilities designs, whether new ideas or proven methods from different contexts, should be implementable in Halton Lea, a NHS England Healthy New Towns Demonstrator Site.  This ideation Challenge has a guaranteed total award amount of $20,000 and winners will earn public recognition for their contributions to the Healthy New Towns Programme.  We caught up with Dan Northam-Jones from NHS England to talk about the aims of the Healthy New Towns Design Challenge.

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Topics: Challenges, Seekers

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