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The Economist-InnoCentive Healthcare Information Economy Challenge



InnoCentive and The Economist are teaming up to connect InnoCentive’s talented community, The Economist’s millions of readers and the rest of the world with The Economist conference series entitled the Ideas Economy. Solvers are asked to provide thoughtful and valuable whitepapers on new business models that will enable a future healthcare information economy in which our private health data could benefit healthcare research, lower costs and ultimately improve patient care. The winning solution will receive a $10,000 cash award and have the opportunity to present at the upcoming Economist Ideas Economy: Information conference in June 2011. Many more details are available inside the Challenge’s Detailed Description section. Team Project Rooms are available on this Challenge.

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Challenge Overview

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 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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