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Devised as a tool for political activists, Panic Button encrypts a message on their mobile phone which is sent to select individuals in their support network to alert them of their detention.

Devised as a tool for political activists, Panic Button encrypts a message on their mobile phone which is sent to select individuals in their support network to alert them of their detention.

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In our Healthy Ageing Challenge, OpenIDEO community members from across the globe came together to explore what health, wellbeing and ageing mean to them. While the challenge ended in late August, our momentum has continued to build since then.

In our Healthy Ageing Challenge, OpenIDEO community members from across the globe came together to explore what health, wellbeing and ageing mean to them. While the challenge ended in late August, our momentum has continued to build since then.

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During our Social Impact Challenge last year, we asked our global community to help answer the question How might we increase social impact with OpenIDEO over the next year?

During our Social Impact Challenge last year, we asked our global community to help answer the question How might we increase social impact with OpenIDEO over the next year?

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On the back of their awesome first year, the Made in Lower Eastside (miLES) initiative – which grew from OpenIDEO's Vibrant Cities Challenge, continues to evolve its pursuit of opening underused New York storefronts to fresh possibilities.

On the back of their awesome first year, the Made in Lower Eastside (miLES) initiative – which grew from OpenIDEO's Vibrant Cities Challenge, continues to evolve its pursuit of opening underused New York storefronts to fresh possibilities.

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At the end of 2012, Wyn Griffiths, faculty at Middlesex University, cancelled  classes across the three years of his Product Design course to bring over 100 students and staff together to participate in OpenIDEO’s Workplace Wellness Challenge.

At the end of 2012, Wyn Griffiths, faculty at Middlesex University, cancelled classes across the three years of his Product Design course to bring over 100 students and staff together to participate in OpenIDEO’s Workplace Wellness Challenge.

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Tina is pursuing a PhD in Architecture via the Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access at Georgia Tech. She and her team are currently developing her EZ Ballot concept which was a winner on our Voting Challenge.

Tina is pursuing a PhD in Architecture via the Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access at Georgia Tech. She and her team are currently developing her EZ Ballot concept which was a winner on our Voting Challenge.

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Andrew Baranak is an industrial designer and research scientist  at Georgia Tech Research Institute's Human Systems Integration Division. He's currently developing his iPad Absentee Voting idea which was a winner on our Voting Challenge.

Andrew Baranak is an industrial designer and research scientist at Georgia Tech Research Institute's Human Systems Integration Division. He's currently developing his iPad Absentee Voting idea which was a winner on our Voting Challenge.

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Since our last update, we’ve been pretty busy. First, we applied to the City 2.0 grant, but didn’t win. After that we decided that this was a good opportunity to to get back on our feet and find new ways to make it work.

Since our last update, we’ve been pretty busy. First, we applied to the City 2.0 grant, but didn’t win. After that we decided that this was a good opportunity to to get back on our feet and find new ways to make it work.

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For the 100K Cheeks team, learning that Amit Gupta – a Bay Area entrepreneur of South Asian descent – was in need of a bone marrow transplant turned out to be a pivotal moment for their campaign to register 100,000 cheeks on the bone marrow registry.

For the 100K Cheeks team, learning that Amit Gupta – a Bay Area entrepreneur of South Asian descent – was in need of a bone marrow transplant turned out to be a pivotal moment for their campaign to register 100,000 cheeks on the bone marrow registry.

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When the OpenIDEO team was at the European Commission's Digital Agenda Assembly earlier this summer, our own Tom Hulme was pulled aside to answer a few questions on the state of web start-ups in Europe and the opportunities to help them launch & grow

When the OpenIDEO team was at the European Commission's Digital Agenda Assembly earlier this summer, our own Tom Hulme was pulled aside to answer a few questions on the state of web start-ups in Europe and the opportunities to help them launch & grow

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Nicolas Mika is an example of a community member for whom the Vibrant Cities Challenge planted an inspiring and important seed – one that’s led him to a new initiative he and his group are championing in Grand Rapids, Michigan called Intermodal.

Nicolas Mika is an example of a community member for whom the Vibrant Cities Challenge planted an inspiring and important seed – one that’s led him to a new initiative he and his group are championing in Grand Rapids, Michigan called Intermodal.

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In OpenIDEO’s Vibrant Cities Challenge, our global community tackled the topic of urban revitalisation for struggling cities. Feeling inspired by our challenge efforts, community member Eric Ho wanted to bring some vibrancy to NYC.

In OpenIDEO’s Vibrant Cities Challenge, our global community tackled the topic of urban revitalisation for struggling cities. Feeling inspired by our challenge efforts, community member Eric Ho wanted to bring some vibrancy to NYC.

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The Locavore Edition is an significant step to impact arising from the conversations and concepts from our Local Food Challenge. The future of food certainly tastes better, together.

The Locavore Edition is an significant step to impact arising from the conversations and concepts from our Local Food Challenge. The future of food certainly tastes better, together.

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As a community, we’ve all got impact on the brain these days; specifically how each of us can bring positive change to our own local areas through actions both big and small.

As a community, we’ve all got impact on the brain these days; specifically how each of us can bring positive change to our own local areas through actions both big and small.

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Since announcing the awesome 10 winning concepts, we have been working closely with Ian Sullivan from Oxfam to turn those concepts into project briefs and potentially pilot programs.

Since announcing the awesome 10 winning concepts, we have been working closely with Ian Sullivan from Oxfam to turn those concepts into project briefs and potentially pilot programs.

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Only a few weeks have passed since we closed out our Bone Marrow Donation Challenge – but we’ve kept our great momentum going and have lots of updates to share.

Only a few weeks have passed since we closed out our Bone Marrow Donation Challenge – but we’ve kept our great momentum going and have lots of updates to share.

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The Ghanansan team at IDEO has been hard at work — taking everything we learned during our OpenIDEO Sanitation Challenge and prototyping various sanitation solutions out in the field. But their work hasn’t stopped there!

The Ghanansan team at IDEO has been hard at work — taking everything we learned during our OpenIDEO Sanitation Challenge and prototyping various sanitation solutions out in the field. But their work hasn’t stopped there!

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Hugely successful charity event held once a year in UK. Everybody is invited to hold
their own charity events to raise money for different causes around the UK and
Africa.

Hugely successful charity event held once a year in UK. Everybody is invited to hold their own charity events to raise money for different causes around the UK and Africa.

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Make the registry process easy, fast and accessible in everyday life, rather than having to go to www.marrow.org or a donation camp.

Make the registry process easy, fast and accessible in everyday life, rather than having to go to www.marrow.org or a donation camp.

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Launched in India during 2009 in response to research showing that nearly half of emerging market customers would rather connect to the Internet over a mobile phone than via a computer.

Launched in India during 2009 in response to research showing that nearly half of emerging market customers would rather connect to the Internet over a mobile phone than via a computer.

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OpenIDEO commented on Boxing equipment, punch bag filling

Hi Peter Lumley ,

Great to see you diving into the Challenge. It'd be helpful to learn a bit more about how this idea would work by adding more content to the Full Description part of your post. To update your post, hit the Edit Contribution button at the top of your post. Then click Save after you're done updating.

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OpenIDEO commented on Shockabsobers for warehouses with forklifts.

Hi Patrice Meert ,

Great to see you diving into the Ideas Phase. It'd be helpful to learn a bit more about how this idea would work by adding more content to the Full Description part of your post. To update your post, hit the Edit Contribution button at the top of your post. Then click Save after you're done updating.

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OpenIDEO commented on Acoustic Panels

Hi Claude Sutterlin ,

Great to see you diving into the Challenge. It'd be helpful to learn a bit more about how this idea would work by adding more content to the Full Description part of your post. To update your post, hit the Edit Contribution button at the top of your post. Then click Save after you're done updating.

Excited to see more!