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InnoCentive partners with Wazoku to create the world’s most powerful innovation platform and community

February 11, 2020|

Global partnership delivers a unique proposition for any organization seeking to solve business challenges and drive innovation

Waltham, MA – 11 February 2020 – Open innovation firm InnoCentive has announced a major new partnership with UK idea management scaleup Wazoku, which will create the world’s most comprehensive and powerful innovation platform and community.

Wazoku’s Idea Spotlight innovation platform will be integrated with InnoCentive’s global network of more than 400,000 expert problem ‘solvers’ […]

$175,000 Prize Pool for the Development of New, Safe and Effective Preservatives

August 14, 2017|

Boston, MA – The Green Chemistry & Commerce Council (GC3) and InnoCentive have launched a global competition to identify innovators developing preservatives with improved environmental health and safety profiles for use in cosmetics, personal care and household products.  A prize pool of $175,000 is available.

P&G and J&J are among the sponsors of the contest, which will award three to five cash prizes from the $175,000 prize pool, with a […]

$500,000 NIH Follow that Cell Challenge Concludes

July 12, 2017|

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.



Open Innovation Pioneer InnoCentive Celebrates 15 Years

August 23, 2016|

Waltham, MA – August 23, 2016: This year, InnoCentive, the open innovation and crowdsourcing pioneer, celebrates their 15th birthday. Since launching as part of Eli Lilly in 2001, InnoCentive has gone on to apply their Challenge Driven InnovationTM methodology across a range of industries and disciplines. To date they have run more than 2,000 external ‘Challenges’, building up a problem-solving network of over 375,000 individuals and other solution providers from […]

NASA Partners with InnoCentive to Crowdsource Innovation Initiatives

June 10, 2015|

Waltham, MA – InnoCentive Inc., the pioneer in crowdsourced innovation and Challenge Driven InnovationTM announced they were chosen to collaborate with NASA on their open innovation initiatives in human space exploration.

NASA is turning to the public and crowdsourcing for outside-the-box thinking about human space exploration challenges with a series of 10 new NASA Open Innovation Service (NOIS) Contracts.

InnoCentive is proud to be included in the NASA crowdsourcing initiative for outside-the-box […]

InnoCentive Forms Technology Partnership with ChemAxon

June 3, 2015|

Waltham, MA – InnoCentive Inc., the global leader in crowdsourced innovation and software platforms and ChemAxon, a leader in providing chemistry software solutions and consulting services for life science research, announced their partnership, that will provide InnoCentive@WorkTM pharmaceutical customers such as AstraZeneca and Eli Lilly, with a chemical editor tool suitable for generating standard chemical structures and molecular manipulations in an intuitive and simplified way.

InnoCentive has integrated ChemAxon’s, Marvin JSTM, […]

InnoCentive Announces Debut of InnoCentive Idea Management

October 15, 2014|

Waltham, MA – InnoCentive Inc.,the pioneer in crowd-sourced innovation and their partner Nosco, have announced the debut of their new idea generation software platform, InnoCentive Idea Management. InnoCentive Idea Management, powered by Nosco, is an enterprise social platform for idea sharing, allowing for collaboration, idea creation and knowledge sharing from colleagues and invited audiences in a well-structured environment.

“We are thrilled to announce this new offering.  With InnoCentive Idea Management, we […]

InnoCentive and Nosco Form Partnership

August 6, 2014|

Waltham, MA – InnoCentive Inc., the pioneer in crowd sourced innovation and software platforms and Nosco, a software and consulting company specialized in idea management, today announced a strategic partnership that will provide clients with a wider array of innovation solutions.

The need for innovation is greater than ever before and one of the best ways for companies to innovate is through the crowd.  Crowdsourced innovation allows a company to engage […]

InnoCentive and Strategos Form Strategic Alliance

June 24, 2014|

Waltham, MA – InnoCentive Inc., the pioneer in crowd sourced innovation and software platforms and Strategos, a global leader in strategy and innovation consulting services, today announced a strategic alliance that will provide clients with a strategic and systemic crowd sourced innovation solution designed to develop breakthrough strategies, drive top line growth and embed innovation capability within the enterprise.

By integrating InnoCentive’s prize-based innovation solutions with Strategos’ rigorous and proven strategic […]

All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development Launches $100,000 Prize Competition for Book-Writing Software

February 27, 2014|

Washington, D.C. – All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development (ACR GCD) announced Thursday the launch of “Enabling Writers,” a $100,000 prize competition to incentivize the design of technology that helps writers draft materials to improve reading skills of children in developing countries.

The global competition seeks to spur the development of software solutions that allow authors to easily write and publish texts in mother tongue languages to help early-grade […]

InnoCentive and Dow Chemical Launch Innovation Challenge to Drive Application for Oil-Soluble Polyalkylene Glycol Chemistry

December 12, 2013|

Waltham, MA – InnoCentive, Inc. the global leader in open innovation crowdsourcing competitions, and The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), today announced the Oil-Sol Challenge to expand the use of Dow’s novel oil-soluble polyalkylene glycol (oil-soluble PAG) technology. The Challenge will award a payout of $15,000. Solvers can submit entries beginning December 5th, 2013 through the contest web page

While Dow has identified industrial and […]

$1 Million Prize Awarded for New Algorithm for Rapid Characterization of Pathogens

December 3, 2013|

Defense Threat Reduction Agency and U.S. STRATCOM Center for Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction Award $1 Million Prize for New Techniques for Rapid Characterization of Pathogens

Nearly 3,000 Solvers Participate in “The DTRA Algorithm Challenge” Hosted by InnoCentive; Solution Will Keep U.S. Soldiers and Department of Defense Personnel Around the Globe Safer

Waltham, MA – InnoCentive and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency/U.S. STRATCOM Center for Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction (DTRA/SCC-WMD) announced […]

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