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OpenIDEO is an open innovation platform where people from all corners of the world collaboratively tackle some of the toughest global issues through launching Challenges, programs, and other tailored experiences.

A Challenge is a three-to-five month collaborative process that focuses attention on the topic and creates a space for community members to contribute and build off each other. This approach is modeled on IDEO's design thinking methodology.

You can learn more about it here, or sign up to start collaborating and read on to learn more about how to participate.

Active Challenges

NextGen Cup Challenge
In 2016, 250 billion fiber cups were distributed globally, and it's estimated that number will increase to 266 billion by 2022. While convenient for hot and cold beverages, many of these cups end up in landfills, contributing to greenhouse gas emissions and wasting valuable resources. Together, we can design a new alternative. In partnership with Starbucks, McDonald's, and Closed Loop Partners, OpenIDEO is launching the NextGen Cup Challenge. Join their community and submit your idea to reinvent the fiber cup system. Share your ideas here until November 16, 2018.

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