Innovation Contest Inventory

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Telekom App-Award

Contest description:

Beim App-Award für das vernetzte Fahrzeug geht es um innovative Services im Auto: Kreative Autofahrer und interessierte Entwickler sind eingeladen, Entwürfe für Anwendungen einzureichen, die das Fahren sicherer, effizienter und schöner machen. Ziel des Wettbewerbs ist es, die fahrergerechte Nutzung des Internets im Auto voranzutreiben. Jeden Monat kürt unsere Jury die besten Beiträge in vier verschiedenen Kategorien:

Webseite: http://www.telekom.com
Year: 2010

SCHOTT Launches Shaped Tubing Innovation Contest

Contest description:

•    Seeking ideas for non-round tubing
•    Prizes totaling over €15,000 ($21,125)


SCHOTT-Rohrglas GmbH (Germany) launched an Internet-based idea contest encouraging participants to submit ideas for new applications and products using non-round glass tubing. A video explaining the contest is available on YouTube, search for “SCHOTT Idea Contest”.

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“We are excited to offer everyone the opportunity to demonstrate their creativity and show how open innovation works,” said project leader Dr. Nikolaos Katsikis.

Registration for the contest is open now at http://bit.ly/g7jMad

Winning entries are eligible to receive prize money totaling more than €15,000 ($21,125). In addition, winners are invited to a paid trip to SCHOTT’s headquarters in Mainz (Germany), where they will be able to introduce their product ideas to the management at an awards ceremony.

Webseite:

Hemispheric energy innovation contest

Contest description:

Background Simple innovations can have a dramatic effect on the way business and markets work in developing countries. Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) have great potential for the development of environmental and economically sustainable projects in key areas such as renewable energy, energy efficiency, biofuels and adaptation to climate change. Local innovation and the adaptation of existing technologies to local circumstances are key to boosting the competitive supply of renewable energy services and tackling environmental concerns. This competition seeks to support initiatives which will have a tangible impact on the local area, increasing access to energy whilst supporting the development of a sustainable economy and reducing poverty.

Webseite: http://www.iadb.org/
Year: 2009

Woche des Grundeinkommens 2009

Contest description:

Bedingungsloses Grundeinkommen Eine Antwort auf die Krise - ein Weg in die Zukunft Wir, die Unterzeichner, rufen dazu auf, bei der diesjährigen Aktionswoche zum bedingungslosen Grundeinkommen mitzuwirken. Zeichnen Sie den Aufruf mit und unterstützen Sie die Aktionswoche. Sie soll einen Beitrag dazu leisten, die Diskussion über die Idee eines bedingungslosen Grundeinkommens in die breite Öffentlichkeit zu tragen. Sie soll dabei helfen, aufzuzeigen, dass sich mit einem bedingungslosen Grundeinkommen im Rücken viele Fragen und Probleme, vor denen wir heute stehen, ganz anders darstellen würden. Gerade angesichts der Wirtschafts- und Finanzkrise ist das individuelle Recht auf ein Existenz sicherndes Grundeinkommen, das gesellschaftliche Teilhabe ermöglicht, ein wichtiges Signal, das neue Chancen und Möglichkeiten eröffnet.

Webseite: http://www.grundeinkommen.info/
Year: 2009

Smart design contest

Contest description:

Do you love to design things? Or you just want to have fun with an online platform and evaluate, comment or discuss designs with others? You got it! In this contest you can create YOUR cool smart fortwo exterior design! We invite you to take part in this contest and inspire you to open your mind for your creative designs.

Webseite: http://www.daimler.com/dccom_de
Year: 2010

Google Android Developer Challenge 2009 (RO)

Contest description:
The Android Developer Challenge 2 ("Challenge") is designed to motivate and reward Participants who develop innovative, creative, functional and original applications for the Android Market. Prizes will be awarded to those Participants who submit the best Entries as determined in the sole discretion of the Judges.
Webseite: http://www.google.com
Year: 2009

Swirl Smellfighter Innovation Contest

Contest description:

Contest Topic You can post your creative ideas how to avoid domestic smell. Also you have the possibility to submit a challenge, if you identified a problem with domestic smell and want to discuss it with the other community members. It is important, that you focus your ideas and thoughts on the prohibition of domestic smells and not on covering them. Become an innovative Smell-Fighter, join the community and make thousands of house-holds a better place! You have the power to become a real, innovative Smell-Fighter and to win great prizes!

Webseite: http://www.melitta.info
Year: 2009

Progressive Automotive X Prize

Contest description:

GOAL OF THE PROGRESSIVE AUTOMOTIVE X PRIZE To inspire a new generation of viable, super-efficient vehicles that help break our addiction to oil and stem the effects of climate change.

Webseite: http://www.progressive.com/
Year: 2009

Cisco Developer Contest

Contest description:

"Think Inside the Box" is a worldwide developer contest that promotes innovation around the concept of the network as a platform.

Webseite: http://newsroom.cisco.com
Year: 2008

Cincinnati Innovates 2010

Contest description:

Greater Cincinnati Regional Innovation Competition Cincinnati Innovates is an innovation competition that is open to anyone who has an innovation, idea, or invention and has a Greater Cincinnati connection. This competition is designed to showcase the technological, artistic, and ingenious innovations of all Cincinnatians - whether you are from Cincinnati originally or live or work in the Greater Cincinnati area (OH, IN, KY) now. All levels of technical expertise are welcome.

Webseite: http://metroinnovation.com
Year: 2010

A1 Challenge for Apps 2010

Contest description:

Wir suchen die besten Apps aus Österreich. Worum geht´s? Englischsprachige Apps gibt es mittlerweile wie Sand am Meer. Aber was macht man in Wien mit der U-Bahn Applikation aus New York? A1 sucht deshalb die innovativsten Anwendungen, die den österreichischen Alltag einfacher, bunter und informierter machen. Gefragt sind Applikationen für Android, Blackberry, iPhone und iPad.

Webseite: http://www.mobilkom.at/
Year: 2010

Challengefuture global student competition

Contest description:

Challenge:Future is an open youth competition that demonstrates the youth creativity, their high potential and ability to foresee the future. It is the cross bridge of youth, schools, corporate companies and global challenges.

Webseite: http://www.challengefuture.org/us/contact-us
Year: 2009

Pepsi Refresh Project

Contest description:

Pepsi is giving away millions to fund great ideas. Voting for the new ideas is now open. Find your favorite ideas and come back to support them all month.

Webseite: http://www.pepsi.com/
Year: 2009

Google Android Developer Challenge DH

Contest description:
Cool apps that surprise and delight mobile users—built by developers like you—are a huge part of the Android vision. To support you in your efforts, Google launched the Android Developer Challenge, which will provide awards for great mobile apps built on the Android platform.
Webseite: http://www.google.com
Year: 2009

Smart Design-Contest

Contest description:

Many good things come in small packages and the smart fortwo is no exception. Its revolutionary design conveys innovation, functionality and joy of life. smart fortwo is an expression of individuality. The 'style your smart' design contest is an opportunity to graphically display ideas for creative exterior design(s) for the smart fortwo. These designs could some day be applied via foil. Thought starters for design themes can be but are not limited to ... environment, family, puzzles, animals, graffiti, art, urbanization, technology, sports ... YOU decide, YOU create, YOU should have fun doing it :) Participants will have the possibility to either, upload their own design(s) or use the provided on-line toolkit to virtually configure their design(s). Participants may also actively contribute in the competition by voting for the best designs of other contestants and/or comment.

Webseite: http://www.daimler.com/dccom_de
Year: 2010

Progressive Automotive X Prize

Contest description:
Our goal is to inspire a new generation of viable, safe, affordable and super fuel efficient vehicles that people want to buy. $10 million in prizes will be awarded in September 2010 to the teams that win a rigorous stage competition for clean, production-capable vehicles that exceed 100 MPG energy equivalent (MPGe). We are proud to announce that the on-track Competition Phase will be hosted at Michigan International Speedway.
Webseite: http://www.progressive.com/
Year: 2009

Cisco I-Prize

Contest description:

Cisco announces its second Cisco I-Prize contest. In this open, global competition entrepreneurs submit proposals and collaborate to create the seed idea for Cisco's next billion-dollar business. Idea submissions should fall in one of four categories: * The Future of Work: New solutions that accelerate and change the way we do business * The Connected Life: Technological inspirations that dramatically improve living conditions and disseminate culture * New Ways to Learn: Next-generation solutions that transform when, where, and how people learn. * The Future of Entertainment: New solutions that change how people play together The winning team will receive a grand prize of $250,000.

Webseite: http://newsroom.cisco.com

Cincinnati Inoovation Contest

Contest description:
Cincinnati Innovates is an innovation competition that is open to anyone who has an innovation, idea, or invention and has a Greater Cincinnati connection. This competition is designed to showcase the technological, artistic, and ingenious innovations of all Cincinnatians - whether you are from Cincinnati originally or live or work in the Greater Cincinnati area (OH, IN, KY) now. All levels of technical expertise are welcome. There are ten prizes totaling over $80,000 in awards. CincyTech will award two commercialization awards of $25,000 and $10,000 to Ohio-based companies. The Northern Kentucky eZone, Tri-Ed, Vision 2015, and Biologic will award a $10,000 commercialization award to a Kentucky-based company. Two intellectual property and startup awards of $10,000 and $5,000 will be awarded by Taft Stettinius & Hollister. CoStrategix will award a $5,000 web development award. Cooney, Faulkner and Stevens will award $2,500 in accounting and professional services. LPK will award $10,000 in branding and design services. Know a great student innovator? Be sure to let them know about the $1,000 Student Innovator Award. Your vote matters! The $2,000 HYPE Community Choice Award will be determined by a combination of views and votes. Tell your friends and vote daily for the most innovative entries.
Webseite: http://metroinnovation.com
Year: 2010

A1 Challenge for Apps 2010

Contest description:
Englischsprachige Apps gibt es mittlerweile wie Sand am Meer. Aber was macht man in Wien mit der U-Bahn Applikation aus New York? A1 sucht deshalb die innovativsten Anwendungen, die den österreichischen Alltag einfacher, bunter und informierter machen. Gefragt sind Applikationen für Android, Blackberry, iPhone und iPad.
Webseite: http://www.mobilkom.at/
Year: 2010

challenge future global student competition

Contest description:
Challenge:Future is an open youth competition that demonstrates the youth creativity, their high potential and ability to foresee the future. It is the cross bridge of youth, schools, corporate companies and global challenges. IDEATION – CREATION – INNOVATION From the process of public IDEATION (ideas imagination) during the first-round challenges linked to the six challenge themes, the semi-finalist teams will be lead to development of CREATIVE PROPOSITIONS for corporate/organization challenges. The finalists will further elaborate them into INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS, integrating specific information and/or feedbacks received from companies. To support the youth’s dreams and to help them achieve their visions, a EUR 20.000 award is given to the best team selected by community, expert judges and corporates. Additionally, several other awards will be given to the best corporate solutions and all members of the Finalist teams will be invited to Bled, with fully covered costs for the Finals.
Webseite: http://www.challengefuture.org/us/contact-us
Year: 2009

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