Habitat for Humanity Announces Winner of Philippine Challenge 

Business World, September 29, 2021 – Habitat for Humanity announced the winner of their open- innovation challenge that sought breakthrough ideas for how to retrofit homes with no foundations more earthquake- and typhoon-resilient for less than US$300.  SeaFreight Labs served as Project Advisor on the project.  At a virtual awards ceremony, a team from the University of the Philippines was selected the winner from 81 submissions.  Read the complete story HERE.  

InnoCentive Launches World Vision Challenge to Attract Additional Investment to Clean Water, Sanitation and Hygiene 

Wazoku, July 16, 2021 – SeaFreight Labs, Innocentive and World Vision are working together to drive the invention of a new business model that could multiply World Vision's planned 2021-25 investment of US$1 billion in water, sanitation & hygiene into a far greater investment.  "Just as Jesus multiplied two fishes and five loaves into enough to feed 5,000 people, World Vision is looking to greatly multiply their planned investments so that multitudes of additional people might benefit from improved water, sanitation and hygiene services."  Read the press release HERE.  Visit the challenge HERE.

World Vision Announces Winners of Innovation Challenge to Provide Global Sanitation Solutions to Rural Families 

World Vision, June 29, 2021 – World Vision, a leading Christian humanitarian organization, announced today that they selected three winners of their recent crowdsolving challenge seeking improved sanitation solutions.  This was the first of four World Vision challenges where SeaFreight Labs is serving as Project Advisor.  The three winners each submitted a solution that met the challenge criteria of safely managing human sanitation for a rural household for less than US$45.     Read the press release HERE.  

InnoCentive Launches World Vision Challenge to Revolutionize
Process for Counting of Improved Latrines

Wazoku, June 10, 2021 – SeaFreight Labs, Innocentive and World Vision are working together to find a dramatically better way to count the number of improved latrines in a community.  The goal is to reduce costs and execution time while retaining accuracy so that World Vision can perform annual status checks of community progress in universal latrine coverage.  Read the press release HERE.  Visit the challenge HERE.

FAST COMPANY Honors SeaFreight Labs with an Honorable Mention Award in the 2021 World Changing Ideas Competition 

Fast Company, May 4, 2021 – SeaFreight Labs is awarded an "Honorable Mention" in the "Best World Changing Ideas - North America" category of FAST COMPANY's 2021 World Changing Ideas Awards.  The honor is for the submission titled "Crowd-Solving for Global Humanitarian Nonprofits.  SeaFreight Labs was selected for this honor from a pool of more than 4,000 entries.  FAST COMPANY is a leading progressive business publication with 750,000 subscribers and over 12 million monthly web visitors.  See the entire list hereRead about Humanitarian Crowd-Solving HERE.

InnoCentive Launches Open Innovation Challenge with Habitat for Humanity to Inexpensively Harvest Drinking Water in Mexico

Wazoku, April 6, 2021 – SeaFreight Labs, InnoCentive and Habitat for Humanity are working together on a challenge to seek low-cost ideas to use rainwater and other sources for drinking water in urban areas of Mexico.    Read more.  

InnoCentive Launches Open Innovation Campaign with Habitat for Humanity to Find Solutions to Prevent Mosquito Bites Across Africa

Wazoku, March 9, 2021 – SeaFreight Labs, InnoCentive and Habitat for Humanity are working together on a challenge to solicit ideas on a new and novel way to prevent malaria - reduce the number of mosquitos that actually bite the people at risk.    Read more.  

SeaFreight Labs:  The Power of Collaboration to Drive Success

Pledge 1%, December 1, 2020 – Pledge-1%, an organization that encourages companies to make giving back a priority, highlighted the work of SeaFreight Labs in a blog posting about us.  This blog was one of 58 released today as part of the #GivingTuesday effort by Pledge-1% to highlight the work of the over 12,000 pledge-taking companies participating in the movement.  SeaFreight Labs is included along with household names including Slack, Salesforce Ventures, Yelp Foundation, Atlassian and Crunchbase.  Read more.  

Habitat for Humanity Launches Challenge to Find Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Construction and Demolition Waste Management

Wazoku, November 17, 2020 – Habitat for Humanity, supported by SeaFreight Labs, is soliciting solutions to drive widespread re-use and recycling of construction and demolition (C&D) waste.  This new challenge focuses on the first steps of utilizing C&D waste, which includes estimation and segregation of waste material and the initial logistics of waste utilization in the construction supply chain.   Read more.

SeaFreight Labs and Habitat for Humanity Use Crowdsourcing Platform InnoCentive to Seek Innovative Solutions to Global Housing Challenges

Habitat for Humanity, October 12, 2020 – Habitat for Humanity announced a project in which it is "teaming up with SeaFreight Labs to leverage open innovation for ideas to help improve the quality of homes in communities around the world in need of decent, affordable shelter".   Visit the Press Room at Habitat for Humanity.  Read more.

Crowd-Solving Worked in 1714.  Why Not Try It Again?

Splash 247, December 9, 2019 – The existential maritime problem of the 1700s was a captain’s inability to accurately determine his longitude, leading to tens of thousands of deaths from shipwreck.  This problem was solved through the use of a public challenge.  The article suggests that the maritime industry utilize the same powerful process to help achieve zero-carbon maritime operations.   By Harry Sangree.  Read more.

Let’s Bring Open Innovation to the Maritime Industry

Global Maritime Forum, November 20, 2019 – It has been over 300 years since the maritime industry used crowd-solving in a meaningful way. The technology to run a challenge has improved dramatically in that time and has recently been used successfully in other industries by some of the largest organizations in the world.  Can 2020 be the year that our industry applies this powerful process to obtain dramatic results on our most important problems?  By Harry Sangree.  Read more.

Crowd-Sourcing Solutions for Container Shipping?

Journal of Commerce, September 6, 2019 – INTTRA and CargoSphere vet seeks to provide container lines and freight forwarders with a new crowd-sourced path to innovating solutions for systemic container shipping problems.  By Eric Johnson.  Read more.

Tapping the Wisdom of Crowds

American Shipper, September 5, 2019 SeaFreight Labs is partnering with InnoCentive to use “crowd-solving” and the lure of prizes to help carriers and forwarders solve knotty transport problems.  By Chris Dupin.  

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