Award Challenges are an emerging and innovative way that companies and government agencies can reach out to the world to solve a host of problems.
Wright Brothers Institute’s IDEA lab has partnered with InnoCentive, the global leader in challenge driven innovation, to create our own Tec^Edge Innovation Pavilion to explore this outreach method to answer AFRL, Air Force and other WBI affiliates’ specific technical problems or ideation challenges.
On March 2, 2011 Tec^Edge opened its pavilion with four AFRL challenges. These four initial challenges have been completed and the results can be found by clicking on our open innovation case studies link. To reach the Tec^Edge pavilion to explore current and past challenges, visit:
If you are an AFRL employee, find out information on use of award challenges as well as how to start a challenge by visiting the AFRL internal SharePoint site:
AFRL SharePoint Link
For more information please contact:
Dr. Bart Barthelemy
Director – IDEA Lab
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