Become A Solver Or Researcher, Find Gigs For $$s At Idea Connection

Idea Connection Work from Home Gigs

Idea Connection is the center for open innovation where companies come together to find people who can give high quality solutions to their technical challenges, without really announcing their problems to the world. This hub is like an idea rally. A dozen or even hundreds of experts collaborate to develop novel ideas in solving a tough challenge.

 

To get some fresh thinking from outside the company, giant organizations first look for ideas at the Idea Connection. They look forward to working with innovators so they can share learnings, develop new capabilities and create something better together as the innovators bring more options to the table.

 

Breathing new life into these brands, launching new products quickly via internal incubation models and forming strategic partnerships with emerging growth brands. The aim is to create a win-win scenario for the company as its open innovation partner.

 

You can solve problems for enjoyment, a kind of hobby with the potential to earn thousands of dollars for accepted solutions. Work on your own or as part of a problem solving team.

 

Some challenges are pay-for-success while others have a guaranteed payout. If you are interested in doing research, make sure to check off the “Research” checkbox in the categories listed on the sign up form.

 

Offers will be sent to you later related to whatever tasks or kind of assignments you put when you registered to the site. Registered Problem Solvers are usually invited by email to solve challenges.

 

Once you agree to work on a problem, you are given the details of the challenge and are introduced to your team members. The teams comprise 3 or 4 of your peers and assigned a Facilitator.

 

Each team is given an online ThinkSpace where they can communicate with each other, enter and update ideas and ask the Seeker questions. You will meet your team online at least once a week, but you can enter your ideas and solutions at any time.

 

Typically, one team member is chosen to write up the solution that is presented to the Seeker. There is a vast array of problem types: big data, artificial intelligence, machine learning, electrical, mechanical, chemical, medical, nanotechnology, virtual reality, etc.

 

Problem Solvers are needed in all these areas and more. This is a great opportunity to augment your income by working part-time in your spare time, or as a freelancer. And you can accept only the projects that interest you.

 

It’s also a great place to meet new people in your field and share in the excitement of creating new solutions. The IdeaConnection awards are automatically entered into your Innovative People Awards and Recognition Problem Solver profile.

 

Make sure to list your IdeaConnection problem solving awards on your resume. It is an effective way to communicate your problem solving skills.

 

 

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If you are not interested or have a friend or colleague who is interested, you can Refer a Colleague and just earn US$500 for the referral. You can send them your referrer code.

 

When your colleague clicks on the URL that you sent them and completes the registration form, IdeaConnection will track you as the referrer and if your colleague wins a challenge, you will be paid $500. You may also use the URL on your website or blog to obtain more referrals.

 

One rule to earn from your referrals. You must be a registered member of IdeaConnection. You cannot refer friends that have previously registered with IdeaConnection.

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5 Comments on “Become A Solver Or Researcher, Find Gigs For $$s At Idea Connection”

  1. Offer 1: Python Programmers

    We are currently looking for participants to join a team working on the challenge below. Specifically, we are looking for Python programmers who are proficient in building web based interfaces with many graphs and other visualizations with JavaScript controls that interact with them (for example, Google Analytics), and Decision Tree Visualizations. There will only be one team working on this challenge. The team will be working directly with the seeker and will have regular calls with them. If you are accepted into the team and your team’s solution is fully accepted and awarded, and all IP is transferred, each team member will be paid $5833.00.
    *Phase 1 of this challenge is partially done, this challenge is for the remainder of Phase 1, and all of Phase 2

    Translating Complex Excel Logic into Interactive Visualizations Phase 2
    ——————————–
    *Please note that this summary represents both phases of this challenge, but a team has already completed some of Phase 1. This challenge is for the remainder of Phase 1, and all of Phase 2.
    To meet the increasing global demand for food, new products for crop protection are essential. All new biologically active ingredients go through rigorous, costly and time-consuming evaluations by developers and regulatory agencies before commercialization. Recognizing that a picture is worth a thousand words, the Seeker wants to ‘see’ a specific decision-making regulatory model to understand the decision logic, extract insights, and proactively assess potential decisions. Specifically, the Seeker needs to solve a challenging puzzle – how to decipher, visualize, and interact with the decision logic currently codified in an extremely complex, interoperable Excel spreadsheet with over 12 sheets all containing ~1000 cells interlinked to cells in the same or other sheets with logic containing variations of IF, MATCH, INDEX and other Excel functions. It is likely non-trivial to deconvolute this spreadsheet logic via manual methods. Solving this thought-provoking programming and user interface challenge requires a special collaborative effort applying expertise in visualization, programming and toxicology. The goals are to develop Linux-compatible software that can accurately decode, translate and visualize the logic hierarchy of the spreadsheet, and to create a bespoke interactive user interface/experience to explore and visually represent different data inputs and decision scenarios using the logic.

    A single multidisciplinary team will be chosen and will check-in at key points with the Seeker during solution development. This challenge will be conducted in two phases.

    Please note that this is an invitation for Phase 2, with sections of Phase 1 criteria and deliverables transferred to Phase 2. Please see notes in full description for further details

    Phase 1 – Write software to decode the Excel spreadsheet, visualize, and create a web interface
    1. Recommend open source visualization software to represent and display the logic model from the Excel spreadsheet (DONE);
    2. Develop software to decode (analyze, understand, and translate) the decision-making logic from different versions of an Excel spreadsheet into an open source mark-up language compatible with the visualization software, ensuring that there is flexibility to enable corrections and revisions to the logic rules, and future modifications to incorporate entire databases of data and decisions and extend analytical capabilities (Partially done);
    3. Create a web-based application interface with the open source visualization software that duplicates the functionality of the Excel spreadsheet enables users to interact with the logic model, test input variables to see the decision path, and view the logic output;
    4. Validate the logic model using input data and decisions provided by the Seeker;
    5. Document differences between the logic model decoded from two spreadsheet versions and other insights on the decision logic; and,
    6. Provide the code and documentation for the logic translation process and application.

    Phase 2 – Design and develop a user interface/experience for the decision logic model
    1. Develop and refine use cases with the Seeker;
    2. Propose a design for an interactive, web-based UI/UX with the decision logic model that will enable:
    2.1. The user to explore the impact of input changes, generate and save annotated representations of different assessment scenarios from the decoded spreadsheet logic; and,
    2.2. Additional, future functionality to permit the user to overlay and query entire databases.
    3. Develop the UI/UX software;
    4. Provide the code and documentation for UI/UX implementation; and,
    5. Provide documentation for user and administrator guidance.
    If your team’s solution to this challenge is accepted in full and awarded, you will each receive $5833.00.

    If you are accepted to work with the team, you will be working online with 1 other Problem Solver and one experienced Facilitator.

    If you want to work on this challenge, please click the link below to confirm that you are available to focus your mind on this problem, part time, over the next 60-80 days and that you will be available for at least 1 or 2 online meetings each week:
    https://www.ideaconnection.com/solve-problems.html?partner=26566

    Please do not apply if you cannot commit this time to working with the team.

    *Important*: If shortlisted, you will be required to sign a challenge agreement within 24 hours. If you are currently employed and your team’s solution is accepted, *you will be required to get an IP release signed by your employer*. Do not apply if you are not certain that your employer will sign this release.

  2. Offer 2: IdeaConnection Challenge invitation – Not Hot Seat – Heat-Resistant Seat Cover for Motorcycles

    We are currently looking for participants to join a team working on the challenge below. If you are accepted into a team and your team’s solution is fully accepted and awarded, and all IP is transferred, each team member will be paid $3500.00.

    Not Hot Seat – Heat-Resistant Seat Cover for Motorcycles
    ——————————–
    In extreme hot weather, the seat of a two-wheel vehicle such as motorcycles and scooters may become unbearably hot, reaching temperatures of around 85 to 90°C, particularly under direct sunlight. Rider discomfort caused by the heat, sweating, and related skin conditions can compromise safe driving. The rider may have difficulty concentrating, change position frequently, or use poor sitting postures to alleviate the discomfort. Adding to the problem, the most popular seat cover colors are dark which absorbs more heat, more quickly.

    The Seeker would like to identify a cost-effective, black-colored seat covering material which resists heating when exposed to the sun or hot weather conditions. Proposing a practical solution for a durable, flexible seat covering that is heat-resistant will require creativity and expertise in materials science, including textiles, and thermodynamics. This challenge will be conducted in two phases.

    In Phase 1, Solver teams will provide a solution describing the proposed seating material, and a source and cost for the material. The Seeker will review the solutions and decide which, if any, the Seeker wishes to pursue.

    In Phase 2, the Seeker will order samples of selected materials to test. An award will be made if a material meets all of the requirements, has positive results in testing and meets the aesthetic requirements of the Seeker.
    If your team’s solution to this challenge is accepted in full and awarded, you will each receive $3500.00.

    If you are accepted to work with the team, you will be working online with approximately 3-4 other Problem Solvers and one experienced Facilitator.

    If you want to work on this challenge, please click the link below to confirm that you are available to focus your mind on this problem, part time, over the next 60-80 days and that you will be available for at least 1 or 2 online meetings each week: https://www.ideaconnection.com/solve-problems.html?partner=26566

    Please do not apply if you cannot commit this time to working with the team.

    *Important*: If shortlisted, you will be required to sign a challenge agreement within 24 hours. If you are currently employed and your team’s solution is accepted, *you will be required to get an IP release signed by your employer*. Do not apply if you are not certain that your employer will sign this release.

  3. Offer 3: Expertise Enquiry

    We are currently looking for participants to join a team working on the challenge below. We are specifically looking for individuals who are either:
    – Proficient in building web based interfaces with many graphs and other visualizations with JavaScript controls that interact with them (for example, Google Analytics), or
    – Experts in Decision Tree Visualizations in Python
    If you are accepted into a team and your team’s solution is fully accepted and awarded, and all IP is transferred, each team member will be paid $5833.00.
    There will only be one team working on this challenge, with three members on it.

    Translating Complex Excel Logic into Interactive Visualizations Phase 2
    ——————————–
    *Please note that this summary represents both phases of this challenge, but a team has already completed some of Phase 1. This challenge is for the remainder of Phase 1, and all of Phase 2.
    To meet the increasing global demand for food, new products for crop protection are essential. All new biologically active ingredients go through rigorous, costly and time-consuming evaluations by developers and regulatory agencies before commercialization. Recognizing that a picture is worth a thousand words, the Seeker wants to ‘see’ a specific decision-making regulatory model to understand the decision logic, extract insights, and proactively assess potential decisions. Specifically, the Seeker needs to solve a challenging puzzle – how to decipher, visualize, and interact with the decision logic currently codified in an extremely complex, interoperable Excel spreadsheet with over 12 sheets all containing ~1000 cells interlinked to cells in the same or other sheets with logic containing variations of IF, MATCH, INDEX and other Excel functions. It is likely non-trivial to deconvolute this spreadsheet logic via manual methods. Solving this thought-provoking programming and user interface challenge requires a special collaborative effort applying expertise in visualization, programming and toxicology. The goals are to develop Linux-compatible software that can accurately decode, translate and visualize the logic hierarchy of the spreadsheet, and to create a bespoke interactive user interface/experience to explore and visually represent different data inputs and decision scenarios using the logic.

    A single multidisciplinary team will be chosen and will check-in at key points with the Seeker during solution development. This challenge will be conducted in two phases.

    Please note that this is an invitation for Phase 2, with sections of Phase 1 criteria and deliverables transferred to Phase 2. Please see notes in full description for further details

    Phase 1 – Write software to decode the Excel spreadsheet, visualize, and create a web interface
    1. Recommend open source visualization software to represent and display the logic model from the Excel spreadsheet (DONE);
    2. Develop software to decode (analyze, understand, and translate) the decision-making logic from different versions of an Excel spreadsheet into an open source mark-up language compatible with the visualization software, ensuring that there is flexibility to enable corrections and revisions to the logic rules, and future modifications to incorporate entire databases of data and decisions and extend analytical capabilities (Partially done);
    3. Create a web-based application interface with the open source visualization software that duplicates the functionality of the Excel spreadsheet enables users to interact with the logic model, test input variables to see the decision path, and view the logic output;
    4. Validate the logic model using input data and decisions provided by the Seeker;
    5. Document differences between the logic model decoded from two spreadsheet versions and other insights on the decision logic; and,
    6. Provide the code and documentation for the logic translation process and application.

    Phase 2 – Design and develop a user interface/experience for the decision logic model
    1. Develop and refine use cases with the Seeker;
    2. Propose a design for an interactive, web-based UI/UX with the decision logic model that will enable:
    2.1. The user to explore the impact of input changes, generate and save annotated representations of different assessment scenarios from the decoded spreadsheet logic; and,
    2.2. Additional, future functionality to permit the user to overlay and query entire databases.
    3. Develop the UI/UX software;
    4. Provide the code and documentation for UI/UX implementation; and,
    5. Provide documentation for user and administrator guidance.
    If your team’s solution to this challenge is accepted in full and awarded, you will each receive $5833.00.

    If you are accepted to work with the team, you will be working online with one other Problem Solver and one experienced Facilitator.

    If you want to work on this challenge, please click the link below to confirm that you are available to focus your mind on this problem, part time, over the next 60-80 days and that you will be available for at least 1 or 2 online meetings each week: https://www.ideaconnection.com/solve-problems.html?partner=26566

    Please do not apply if you cannot commit this time to working with the team.

  4. Offer 4: We are looking for someone with strong knowledge and experience in decision tree visualization and analysis, both in their understanding of the subject and ability to implement a web interface for viewing and exploring a decision tree, including being able to compare differences in decision trees (ie. a decision tree and a modified copy of that tree).

    The product of the work (the web interface) will be JavaScript based. Any number of libraries to build the interface are acceptable. The underlying language should be R or Python, so a proficiency in both would be preferred.

    This challenge will have only one team, and the team will be working with the seeker directly.

    Translating Complex Excel Logic into Interactive Visualizations Phase 2
    ——————————–
    *Please note that this summary represents both phases of this challenge, but a team has already completed some of Phase 1. This challenge is for the remainder of Phase 1, and all of Phase 2.
    To meet the increasing global demand for food, new products for crop protection are essential. All new biologically active ingredients go through rigorous, costly and time-consuming evaluations by developers and regulatory agencies before commercialization. Recognizing that a picture is worth a thousand words, the Seeker wants to ‘see’ a specific decision-making regulatory model to understand the decision logic, extract insights, and proactively assess potential decisions. Specifically, the Seeker needs to solve a challenging puzzle – how to decipher, visualize, and interact with the decision logic currently codified in an extremely complex, interoperable Excel spreadsheet with over 12 sheets all containing ~1000 cells interlinked to cells in the same or other sheets with logic containing variations of IF, MATCH, INDEX and other Excel functions. It is likely non-trivial to deconvolute this spreadsheet logic via manual methods. Solving this thought-provoking programming and user interface challenge requires a special collaborative effort applying expertise in visualization, programming and toxicology. The goals are to develop Linux-compatible software that can accurately decode, translate and visualize the logic hierarchy of the spreadsheet, and to create a bespoke interactive user interface/experience to explore and visually represent different data inputs and decision scenarios using the logic.

    A single multidisciplinary team will be chosen and will check-in at key points with the Seeker during solution development. This challenge will be conducted in two phases.

    Please note that this is an invitation for Phase 2, with sections of Phase 1 criteria and deliverables transferred to Phase 2. Please see notes in full description for further details

    Phase 1 – Write software to decode the Excel spreadsheet, visualize, and create a web interface
    1. Recommend open source visualization software to represent and display the logic model from the Excel spreadsheet (DONE);
    2. Develop software to decode (analyze, understand, and translate) the decision-making logic from different versions of an Excel spreadsheet into an open source mark-up language compatible with the visualization software, ensuring that there is flexibility to enable corrections and revisions to the logic rules, and future modifications to incorporate entire databases of data and decisions and extend analytical capabilities (Partially done);
    3. Create a web-based application interface with the open source visualization software that duplicates the functionality of the Excel spreadsheet enables users to interact with the logic model, test input variables to see the decision path, and view the logic output;
    4. Validate the logic model using input data and decisions provided by the Seeker;
    5. Document differences between the logic model decoded from two spreadsheet versions and other insights on the decision logic; and,
    6. Provide the code and documentation for the logic translation process and application.

    Phase 2 – Design and develop a user interface/experience for the decision logic model
    1. Develop and refine use cases with the Seeker;
    2. Propose a design for an interactive, web-based UI/UX with the decision logic model that will enable:
    2.1. The user to explore the impact of input changes, generate and save annotated representations of different assessment scenarios from the decoded spreadsheet logic; and,
    2.2. Additional, future functionality to permit the user to overlay and query entire databases.
    3. Develop the UI/UX software;
    4. Provide the code and documentation for UI/UX implementation; and,
    5. Provide documentation for user and administrator guidance.
    If your team’s solution to this challenge is accepted in full and awarded, you will each receive $5833.00.

    If you are accepted to work with the team, you will be working online with approximately one other Problem Solver and one experienced Facilitator.

    If you want to work on this challenge, please click the link below to confirm that you are available to focus your mind on this problem, part time, over the next 60-80 days and that you will be available for at least 1 or 2 online meetings each week:
    https://www.ideaconnection.com/solve-problems.html?partner=26566

    Please do not apply if you cannot commit this time to working with the team.

    *Important*: If shortlisted, you will be required to sign a challenge agreement within 24 hours. If you are currently employed and your team’s solution is accepted, *you will be required to get an IP release signed by your employer*. Do not apply if you are not certain that your employer will sign this release.

  5. We are looking for someone with strong knowledge and experience in decision tree visualization and analysis, both in their understanding of the subject and ability to implement a web interface for viewing and exploring a decision tree, including being able to compare differences in decision trees (ie. a decision tree and a modified copy of that tree).
    The product of the work (the web interface) will be JavaScript based. Any number of libraries to build the interface are acceptable. The underlying language should be R or Python, so a proficiency in both would be preferred.

    We are looking for an individual to add to an existing team for a challenge, with a set award of $5833.00 award per person, this is a part time project that will likely run for 10-12 weeks.

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