We’re going to be launching an online “open innovation” pavilion in partnership with, where anyone — companies, nonprofits, government agencies, universities — can put up science and engineering challenges for the general public (that’s you) to solve. Whether it’s some company looking for a better waterproof material, or a research lab asking for a better design for a satellite, it will be your opportunity to not just read about the future, but to be part of it. And the best part: winning entries will win cold, hard cash.

We recently blogged on Innocentive about how open innovation fundamentally changes the whole history of how people come up with great ideas. Read it, and stay tuned for the launch date.