We began discussing the GE Ecomagination Challenge last July and the time has come for the final announcement of winners, marking the close of the online challenge. Get ready though because tomorrow, GE will be hosting a celebratory event: a live 8-hour Ask Anything online conversation where people can dialogue with today's leading innovators.
Going with the challenge's theme of open innovation, this virtual open forum will give the global public a chance to dialogue with some of the world's most creative innovators, including Yves Behar, Tim O'Reilly, Bre Pettis and Andy Spade.
Join GE's live 8-hour Ask Anything online conversation: Thursday, June 23, 8:30am-4:30pm EST
Live Event Streaming at: http://www.ecomagination.com/
Submit questions via Twitter to @ecomagination #AskGE. Join us June 23 from 8:30am-4:30pm EST for a celebration and lively discussion of GE's revolutionary Ecomagination Challenge.
Brightidea's founder and CEO, Matt Greeley, will also be a featured participant in the "Innovation In Society: The Birth of an Idea" segment at 1pm EST.
It's been an exciting year with the Ecomagination Challenge, with millions of dollars awarded to innovative companies striving for a clean energy economy. GE's commitment to eco innovation and financial support has allowed these companies to better fund projects and see their ideas come to fruition. Brightidea has worked closely with GE in developing an online community powered by Brightidea software for the "Powering the Grid" segment of their challenge. With this platform, GE was able to manage the thousands of ideas submitted, which were later judged by its panel of experts, so as to choose viable ideas to receive a part of its $200 million award money. We have been truly honored to be a part of such an amazing initiative that is dedicated to positive change, and creating a better tomorrow.