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InnoCentive is now Wazoku.

You could solve the World’s greatest challenges

We believe in the innate ability of humans, supported by the right technology to solve any problem. It’s our mission to change the world, one idea at a time. We would love you to join us.

Our amazing & diverse Wazoku Crowd is populated with creative and instinctive problem solvers drawn from nearly every country on the planet. All connected by one thing, a hunger to help solve some of the greatest challenges we face today.

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“Harnessing crowd creativity is a powerful tool to address the complex challenges we face today,” said Thomas W. Malone, founding director of the CCI who serves as the Patrick J. McGovern (1959) Professor of Management professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management “Migrating our Climate CoLab community into Wazoku’s global crowd of problem solvers can accelerate the development of solutions that will make for a greener, more sustainable future”

Solver Stories: How Three Sanitation Solutions Can Help Billions of People

Solver Stories: Protecting hundreds of millions of people by retrofitting foundations

Solver Stories: Saving millions of lives through disinfecting water

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Learn how a global specialty minerals and chemicals company utilized external innovation to find a more sustainable and environmentally friendly way to grow plants.

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Sometimes research programs grind to a halt when no other testing methods can be found. Find out how we helped the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) end a 3-year roadblock with our crowd.

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Open innovation is a key factor in driving innovation at scale. Allowing organisations to access unique ideas and new perspectives, means the process of finding solutions for pressing business problems is easier than ever before.

We’re the world’s first open talent crowd to receive the prestigious accreditation from the Center for Transformation of Work (CTW). That means that the CTW believes we are leading the charge for their strategic aims to transform the world of work for 1 billion people by 2025.


Change the World

Solvers have contributed to tackling some of the world’s most pressing problems. From facilitating access to clean water, to devices designed to attract and kill malaria-carrying mosquitos.

Earn Rewards

We’ve awarded more than $60 million to thousands of Solvers from around the world. The average award amount is approximately $20,000, but some challenges come with awards of over $100,000.

Promote Yourself

It isn’t all about the money, though. Solving a challenge through the Wazoku Crowd is guaranteed to give you a point of difference on your CV, and attract attention from prospective employers and collaborators.

“Our global clients are increasingly interested in the issue of climate change,” said Simon Hill, CEO of Wazoku. “We’re excited to bring Climate CoLab’s members into our growing Challenge Community. This migration will give our customers and community access to Climate CoLab’s dedicated and skilled members, who have a proven track record of developing creative and actionable solutions. Between us, we have built two incredible superminds—large online communities that have achieved amazing things to help our world. I’m looking forward to what we can do together.”

Here’s how it works

  • Visit our Challenge Center to find the right challenge for you.
  • Log In or Register to see the full details of the challenge. Here, you’ll need to agree to the Terms of Use and Challenge-Specific Agreement (CSA).
  • Develop a solution that meets the challenge requirements.
  • Submit your solution before the challenge deadline.
  • Your solution will be evaluated once the deadline has passed. You will then be notified via email as to whether your solution has been successful. In some challenges, you will also receive feedback on your submission.

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