If you use our Reduction to Practice (RTP) Challenge, you will have broad scope to test Solver submissions against the stated criteria in the Challenge. Our Theoretical Challenge is used by Seekers who are soliciting a sound theoretical answer. It is in effect a Solver theory that the Seekers accepts on face value with no testing permitted and, since the Solver has not been given the opportunity to prove their solution via a reduction-to-practice, it’s not equitable to hold their solution to this scrutiny. And of course Ideation Challenges are simply idea generating Challenges.
Articles in this section
- What type of verification does InnoCentive do on the winning Solver?
- What if we need to ask the Solver clarification questions before making a decision on an award?
- What if we solve the problem after the Challenge is posted?
- Can we test a submision before we agree to pay the award?
- What if we terminate the agreement in the niddle of one of our postings, what happens with the Challenge and potential award?
- Can a Solver later use the information that we included in the Challenge posting?
- Why does your agreement have an audit provision?
- Why doesn't InnoCentive or the Solver warrant that the solution is patentable or novel?
- What if we see a submission or idea that did not win, but we already knew about it and later use use it? Could the Solver sue us?
- Who decides if a Solver's submission is a winner?