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

Motivated by More than Money: Why Solvers Solve

Posted by Michael Franklin on Oct 24, 2016 8:44:07 AM

As open innovation has developed over the past two decades, numerous academic studies, newspaper articles and blog posts have covered the motivating factors for sponsors of crowdsourcing programmes: innovate faster, connect with new experts, access diverse minds and elicit ground-breaking solutions. However, significantly fewer words have been devoted to the arguably more important side of the equation; the motivating factors for Solvers. Why do people enter Challenges? Commit their time towards tackling difficult problems for organisations? Send solutions across the internet when they can see they’re competing against many other similarly talented individuals?  

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Topics: Solvers

MCA Groupe Solver Spotlight

Posted by Michael Hanson on Jun 28, 2016 10:48:58 AM

Our network of problem solvers is increasingly global and diverse, made up of both individuals and companies. But who are the companies involved in solving InnoCentive Challenges and why do they do it? What advice might they have for other companies wanting to become Solvers? To find out, we spoke to Camille Pinard, Structured Projects Manager at the MCA GROUPE – a global engineering and high-tech consulting company and two-time winners of InnoCentive Challenges (9933751 and 9933755).

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Topics: Solvers, Challenges

RoCKIn2015: the pinnacle of one of the premier European robotics projects

Posted by Rebecca Buchanan on May 13, 2015 10:11:26 AM

Figure 1: RoCKIn2014 @Home arena and audience

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Topics: Innovation Insights, Solvers, Challenges

3 Reasons Why Crowdsourcing is Perfect for your Business

Posted by Sean Carmichael on Jan 7, 2015 2:56:22 PM

Crowdsourcing will improve your business by speeding up the process of content creation and getting more real people involved.

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Topics: Innovation Insights, Solvers

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