Jon A. Fredrickson – Vice President, Chief Innovation Officer
In 2017, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) joined five other federal agencies on a mission to improve air sensor monitoring technologies that measure pollutants contained within the smoke that fills the sky during wildfires. The EPA worked again with InnoCentive to design a challenge that would be presented to our diverse network of over 400,000 global Solvers.
One of InnoCentive’s most recent challenges has successfully come to an end with resounding success. Seven awards were given out by the Green Chemistry & Commerce Council (GC3) to solvers from our global network. The GC3 is made up of members that include 11 consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies, two major retailers and five suppliers:
InnoCentive recently partnered with the ALS Association and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (“Teva”) to create and release a premium challenge aimed at helping find treatments for people with neurodegenerative diseases like Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). InnoCentive has previously awarded Solvers over $1M for solutions in the field of ALS research.