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The Next Great Science Exhibition

STATUS: Awarded
ACTIVE SOLVERS: 535
POSTED: Sep 27 2010
SOURCE: InnoCentive

The Museum of Science, Boston is looking for creative concepts for the next great large-scale science and/or technology exhibition. This is an Ideation Challenge with a guaranteed award for at least one submitted solution.

Challenge ID: 9719645
 
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Challenge Overview

The Museum of Science, Boston is looking for creative concepts for the next great large-scale science and/or technology exhibition that will debut in Boston and then travel to science museums both in the U.S. and around the world.

This is an Ideation Challenge, which has the following specific features:



  • There is a guaranteed award. The awards will be paid to the best submissions as solely determined by the Seeker. The total payout may reach $8,000, of which $5,000 will be paid to the best submission and $2,000 and $1,000 may be paid to two additional submissions.
  • The Solvers are not required to transfer exclusive intellectual property rights to the Seeker. Rather, by submitting a proposal, the Solvers grants to the Seeker a royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive license to practice the idea submitted for this Challenge.


The Seeker will complete the review process and make a decision after the Challenge deadline. All Solvers that provide a submission will be notified about the status of their submission; however, no detailed evaluation of individual submissions will be provided.

What is InnoCentive?

InnoCentive is the global innovation marketplace where creative minds solve some of the world's most important problems for cash awards up to $1 million. Commercial, governmental and humanitarian organizations engage with InnoCentive to solve problems that can impact humankind in areas ranging from the environment to medical advancements.

What is an InnoCentive Ideation™ Challenge?

An InnoCentive Ideation™ Challenge is a broad question formulated to obtain access to new ideas, similar to a global brainstorm for producing a breakthrough idea or market survey which may include ideas for a new product line, a new commercial application for a current product, or even a viral marketing idea to recruit new customers. Ideation™ Challenge submissions are typically about two written pages, and Seekers receive a non-exclusive, perpetual license to use all submissions.

In an Ideation™ Challenge, Solvers may:

  • Submit ideas of their own
  • Submit third party information that they have the right to use and further the authority to convey that right and the right to use and develop derivative works to Seekers
  • Submit information considered in the public domain without any limitations on use

Solvers should not reveal any confidential information in their submissions. Often the Ideation™ Challenge will be followed by one or more of the other three Challenge types to further develop the ideas and gain Intellectual Property protection when the concept has been well-defined.

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