As part of The Economist and InnoCentive’s Challenge Program for the upcoming Ideas Economy Conference on Information, The Economist is Seeking new and exciting ideas for business models that would support or enable a healthcare information economy to emerge for the benefit of patients, care givers and manufacturers of healthcare products. The winning solution will receive a $10,000 cash award and be highlighted at the upcoming Economist Ideas Economy: Information conference in June 2011. Many more details are available inside the Challenge’s Detailed Description section.
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:
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.