WEBINAR: Empowering Innovators with InnoCentive

WEBINAR: Empowering Innovators with InnoCentive

Friday, February 5, 2021
1:00PM – 1:30PM EST

The 401 Tech Bridge held the “Empowering Innovators with InnoCentive – Discovering emerging companies, capabilities and solvers” webinar on Friday, February 5, 2021. InnoCentive’s Open Innovation Marketplace connects an unrivaled network of expert problem solvers that can offer diverse perspectives and fresh insights with organizations seeking solutions to important challenges they face.



In the webinar, InnoCentive’s Jon Fredrickson, Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer, shared the benefits of joining InnoCentive’s crowd-sourcing platform ahead of the release of the 401 Tech Bridge Navy Prize Challenge.

The Navy regularly creates prize challenges to solicit novel approaches to technical challenges. Prize challenges like the Navy’s are a great way for small and non-traditional organizations to help address critical challenges/needs and develop relationships with the Navy while and competing for cash prizes.

401 Tech Bridge has partnered with the Navy to administer two prize challenges that will be managed with the Innocentive platform. The prize challenges will be released in the first quarter of 2021.

In This Webinar:

Jon explained the benefits of participating in prize challenges and introduced the InnoCentive platform. InnoCentive’s Challenge Driven Innovation model empowers “Seeker” organizations like the Navy to uncover new solvers, like you, easily. Steps include:

1. Register – Sign up and complete your Solver profile
2. Review – Read the descriptions of the Open Challenges in the Challenge Center
3. Submit – Upload proposed solution(s) you have developed for a specific Challenge
4. Win – Receive cash awards for solutions accepted by Seeker organizations

Mr. Fredrickson has been a valued and frequent speaker at global innovation forums at; the United Nations in New York and Geneva, Open Innovation Global Forum in Korea, PDMA’s annual conferences, the State Department (USA), EPA’s Visioneering Sessions, Siemens Open Innovation Conference Germany, MIT’s Sloan School of Management, The King’s College in London, Kellogg School of Management, Carnegie Mellon University, University of St. Thomas, University of Minnesota Medical Devices Conference and Carlson Business School, International Integrated Oil Conference in Norway, Office of Science and Technology Policy – The White House, and numerous educational institutions studying innovation best practices.