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Open innovation partnerships of InoCrowd’s include the most prestigious American and European universities, all Portuguese universities and also renowned agencies like NASA. To give some examples, we have partnerships with Peking University, Weizmann University of Israel, ESA – European Space Agency, and M.I.T. – USA. To find a comprehensive list, please visit our Partners page….

Câmara Municipal de Lisboa

Lisbon City Council Challenge   Lisbon City Council intended to promote entrepreneurship hand in hand with innovation within the municipality of Lisbon. The goal was to develop a social network of innovation, while bringing together entrepreneurs in the municipality of Lisbon. Several solutions were presented, and the award of 5,000 euros was handed over to…

Natural Gas

Challenge Gas Distribution Company in Portugal   This challenge was relevant for InoCrowd as it was solved with the support of Space Agency ESA – European Space Agency, a partner of InoCrowd’s in open innovation crowdsourcing process. NASA is also a partner of InoCrowd´s in this type of challenges. One of the largest operators in the energy…

Cáritas

Challenge of humanitarian innovation – Caritas To support the unemployed senior population in Portugal, Cáritas Portuguesa released a challenge in InoCrowd platform, named “networking skills”. The goal was to find someone who would develop a social network that would facilitate information sharing and communication between companies and the jobless person aged more than 45 years old. The challenge…

NOS Zon Optimus

Challenge Optimus Kanguru Optimus and ZON TV Cabo in late 2013 went through a merge process, with the goal of providing a broader range of services, which resulted in the new trademarck NOS. The brand operated in the telecommunications industry offering Internet, telephone, TV and Video Store and Net Mobile. Trademarcks Optimus and ZON TV…

Sonae

Sonae Indústria Challenge Sonae Indústria is an industrial company in the industry of wood-based materials and operates in nine countries: Portugal, Spain, France, Germany, United Kingdom, Canada, Netherlands, Switzerland and South Africa. This challenge was quite interesting: what about if the furniture in your home or Office would exhale a very pleasant aroma, making air fresheners or other products…

The Navigator Company

The Navigator Company Environmental Challenge – New usages for Pellets The Navigator Company was seeking for new different utilizations for Wood Grain (Pellets). Pellets are produced from clean wood, from the cleaning of forests, and wood industry waste (biomass). It is shredded and dried, becoming a “sawdust” product, which is then compressed at high pressure…

ANA Aeroportos

ANA Aeroportos de Portugal challenge ANA Airports offered a prize of 5,000 euros for the best solution to ensure that First FIX of the GPS signal was obtained by the aircrafts grounded in stands at the airport as well as by moving vehicles in covered, or partly covered, areas at Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport. ANA asked for…

Bosch

Bosch Product Development Challenge – innovation in gas valves Bosch was searching for an innovative development to its current portfolio of valves for gas water heaters. The solution should also grant a cut in energy consumption by 70%. InoCrowd handed over six solutions within only six weeks. The solution that was chosen allowed Bosch to launch…

Volkswagen

Challenge Volkswagen Autoeuropa – Non-destructive testing of laser welding Volkswagen Autoeuropa wished to find an alternative solution that would not require the destruction of 6 vehicles every year. This new procedure should also significantly optimize analysis time of the quality of welds, have potential for standardization within the Volkswagen Group, be applicable in an industrial…