Lion’s Den Challenge Grand Final 2014

Posted by jartese on Mar 6, 2014 10:13:14 AM

The winners of the annual King’s College London entrepreneurial competition “Lion’s Den Challenge” were announced last week at the Grand Final that concluded the five month program. Now in our third year of partnership, InnoCentive has been privileged to contribute to this KCL initiative that challenges students and staff to build their own business ideas and consider entrepreneurship as a career path.

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9 Insights on Crowdsourcing from CoDev 2014

Posted by jartese on Feb 24, 2014 10:51:10 AM

by Stefan Lindegaard

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Topics: Innovation Insights, Solvers

InnoCentive Challenge Outcome - Mechanisms to Enhance Solver Collaboration & Teamwork

Posted by jartese on Jan 20, 2014 2:02:15 PM
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Cincinnati Innovates Announces $10,000 Water Sensor Challenge Winners

Posted by jartese on Jan 16, 2014 4:41:21 PM

Cincinnati Innovates, the region’s annual online innovation competition, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced the winners of the $10,000 Water Sensor Challenge which was developed to solicit ideas for a new generation of low-cost, low-maintenance, wireless water level sensors. The sensors allow for broad, system-wide deployment and real-time monitoring of overflows that help utilities meet sanitary and combined sewer overflow (SSO and CSO) requirements set by the Clean Water Act.

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Fueled by Prize Competitions, Bio-Adhesive Alliance Team Creating Bio-Based Ashphalt

Posted by jartese on Dec 11, 2013 4:23:17 PM

The hallmark of a true entrepreneur is the ability to take something that most see as valueless and transform it into something valuable. However, it is one thing to have an insight about how to make something valuable, it is another thing to obtain funding to move the project forward. Prize competitions and other crowdsourcing options can help entrepreneurs to bridge the gap between idea and reality by providing the necessary funds to commercialize their ideas. Recently, Daniel Oldham helped start Bio-Adhesive Alliance and was able to commercialize a process to convert pig manure into an adhesive that makes asphalt by winning a series of prize competitions.

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Topics: Solvers, Challenges, Seekers

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