The Rockefeller Foundation and InnoCentive Renew Partnership Linking Non-Profit Organizations to World-Class Scientific Thinkers
One of the most successful Challenges resulting from the partnership was posted by SunNight Solar in conjunction with GlobalGiving. SunNight Solar was seeking to improve the design of a dual-purpose, self-contained solar light, so that it could be used to light a room. Demonstrating the reach of InnoCentive’s Solver base, the Challenge was ultimately solved by an engineer in New Zealand. The new parts for the flashlight were manufactured by a company in China. Today, the flashlight is being successfully distributed and used in Africa, the Gaza Strip, and other areas without electricity, providing sufficient light at night, enabling children to study and allowing family members to safely walk outdoors after dark.
“We are excited to continue our great work with the Rockefeller Foundation. Time and again, our Solvers tell us that the opportunity to be involved in Challenges for the betterment of humanity is the greatest possible motivation for what they do,” said InnoCentive CEO Dwayne Spradlin.
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About the Rockefeller Foundation
The Rockefeller Foundation works around the world to ensure that more individuals, institutions, and communities can tap into growth and opportunity while strengthening resistance to risks and challenges, affirming its founding mission to “promote the well-being” of humanity. The Foundation today supports initiatives to mobilize an agricultural revolution in sub-Saharan Africa, bolster economic security for American workers, inform more equitable, sustainable transportation policies in the United States, assure access to affordable, high-quality health systems in developing countries, and help vulnerable communities cope with the impacts of imminent climate change. For more, visit www.rockfound.org.
About InnoCentive, Inc.
Founded in 2001, InnoCentive built the first global web community for open innovation, enabling scientists, engineers, professionals and entrepreneurs to collaborate to deliver breakthrough solutions for R&D-driven organizations. InnoCentive Seekers, who collectively spend billions of dollars on R&D, submit complex problems to the InnoCentive Marketplace where more than 175,000 engineers, scientists, inventors, business people, and research organizations in more than 175 countries are invited to solve them. Solvers who deliver the most innovative solutions receive financial awards ranging up to US$1,000,000. InnoCentive’s Seekers include commercial, government and non-profit organizations such as Avery Dennison, SAP, Procter & Gamble, Pendulum, Eli Lilly and Company, Janssen, Solvay and The Rockefeller Foundation. For more information on InnoCentive, go to: http://www.innocentive.com/.