The Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovation Pavilion highlights current research and healthcare barriers and invites the InnoCentive community to help solve these problems. Cleveland Clinic physicians and researchers post specific challenges designed to expedite the delivery of world class care.

Challenges Total:9

Type:eRFP | Status:OPEN
  • Title: Cleveland Clinic: Developing a Biosensor Device
  • Abstract:
    The Cleveland Clinic is in the process of developing an invasive biosensor device that will be used for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.  This device will be developed with the use of novel nanotechnology, and the goal is to improve patient safety and procedural reliability.  This is an electronic Request for partners (eRFP) Challenge; The Solver will need to submit a written proposal to be evaluated by the Cleveland Clinic with the goal of establishing a collaborative partnership.
  • Posted: June 18th 2014 | Deadline: September 6th 2014
  • Award: Varies | Solvers: 263
Type:Theoretical-IP Transfer | Status:AWARDED
  • Title: Cleveland Clinic: Improving Endothelial Cell Recovery
  • Abstract:
    Endothelial cell dysfunction plays a role in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease, atherosclerosis, diabetes, and pulmonary hypertension. Research in these areas hinges upon successful isolation and growth of endothelial progenitor cells (EPC). These cells may be obtained directly from diseased tissue or isolated from peripheral blood samples. To maintain maximum viability, EPC must be processed and plated within two hours of a blood draw. The challenge is to identify a method that preserves EPC and allows processing to take place the next day while maintaining the yield and viability of the cells. This Challenge requires only a written proposal.
  • Posted: November 5th 2013 | Deadline: January 5th 2014
  • Award: $25,000 USD | Solvers: 174
Type:Theoretical-IP Transfer | Status:AWARDED
  • Title: Cleveland Clinic: Early Detection of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Abstract:
    Chronic inflammation is a hallmark of the majority of diseases affecting humanity today, including atherosclerosis, multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, and inflammatory bowel disease. Diagnosis often comes at a point when significant and irreversible damage has already occurred. The challenge is to identify a detection method that will allow for early diagnosis and treatment with sufficient time to adopt lifestyle changes or use agents to prevent or retard disease development.  This Challenge requires only a written proposal.  
  • Posted: September 26th 2013 | Deadline: November 26th 2013
  • Award: $30,000 USD | Solvers: 317
Type:Theoretical-IP Transfer | Status:AWARDED
Type:Theoretical-IP Transfer | Status:AWARDED
Type:Ideation | Status:AWARDED
  • Title: Cleveland Clinic: Modeling Fluid Loss in a Highly Branched Network of Vessels
  • Abstract:
    The Seeker wishes to build a model that will predict the scale of fluid loss resulting from damage to a highly branched network of conduits. Several obvious variables such as vessel diameter are known to influence the scale of fluid loss. The Seeker wishes to incorporate less obvious factors in a model that has a high predictive accuracy. More contextual details are included in the detailed challenge description.  This is an Ideation Challenge with a guaranteed award for at least one submitted solution.
  • Posted: May 17th 2012 | Deadline: June 17th 2012
  • Award: $10,000 USD | Solvers: 372
Type:Theoretical-IP Transfer | Status:AWARDED
Type:RTP | Status:AWARDED
  • Title: Cleveland Clinic: Build an Efficient Pipeline to Find the Most Powerful Predictors
  • Abstract:
    Given genetic variables (expression levels for ~7400 genes) and outcome data, deliver an efficient computer program that selects the most powerfully predictive variables, then uses these to accurately predict outcomes.  Acceptable solutions must be implemented as an R package, with source code delivered to the Seeker. 
  • Posted: September 8th 2011 | Deadline: February 10th 2012
  • Award: $30,000 USD | Solvers: 1102
Type:Theoretical-IP Transfer | Status:AWARDED
  • Title: Cleveland Clinic: Implantable Micro-sensor for Displacement and Mechanical Load
  • Abstract:
    This Challenge requests a theoretical design for a surgically implanted micro-sensor device that reports displacement and mechanical load on healing ligament/tendon tissues.  This Challenge requires only a written proposal.  
  • Posted: July 11th 2011 | Deadline: September 22nd 2011
  • Award: $30,000 USD | Solvers: 402