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We continue to see double this week on OpenIDEO – with two challenges in full swing! Our Youth Employment Challenge has just switched to its Concepting phase. We're excited about your bright ideas around our themes of Storytelling, Internships, Skills Development, Career Planning, Motivation, Networking & more. Check out more tips and get the lowdown on how OpenIDEO + brainstorming = OpenSTORM and get active to let the ideas pour in! We were also interested to note this Inspiration post from Alix Gerber on using OpenIDEO during her unemployment downtime – way to go Alix!
 
Meanwhile our E-waste Challenge is humming through its enlightening Inspiration phase. Did you check the intro video we added which asks if you've ever wondered what happens to your outmoded cell phone when you replace it with the latest model? Or where a battery goes when you toss it in the trash? The Challenge was also featured on this week's Rio+20 stage and we're hoping our community can show the world how we can make a difference to this pressing problem through our collaborative creativity in upcoming weeks.
 
And on the back of our recent Web Start-up Challenge, we're excited to announce that our winners have been invited to attend the European Commission's Digital Assembly in Brussels this week! Whether you submitted your own ideas and built on the work of others or simply swung by with occasional applause or comments – all our collaborative efforts will be celebrated.
 
 
 
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