Monday, October 08, 2007

New Look at InnoCentive

InnoCentive, the company that serves as a meeting place for organizations that offer prize money for solutions to technical problems and innovators who solve the problems, has a new look. One change is that they have an expanded list of categories of prizes:

Physical Sciences


Math/Computer Science

Life Sciences



These sound like great project lists for university students to consider when they have a big science or engineering R&D assignment or thesis.

Here's a list of prizes that have already been won. Hey, is that 2007 Astronaut Glove Challenge winner Peter Homer in the list as the winner of the prize for a "Novel Method to Resist Snack Chip Breakage"? That one was awarded on May 30, 2007 - the same month he won the Glove Challenge! What a busy month. Hopefully he will be continuing his innovative efforts, whether in the space field or another one.