Innovation Challenge 2017

The Innovation Cycle

Innovation begins with an idea. However, having an idea and putting it into action is not as simple as one might think. There is a natural progression of growth for ideas, and it’s outlined by what what is referred to as the Innovation Cycle. There are three steps in the Innovation Cycle: Ideation, validation, incubation [...]

By |August 9, 2017|Innovation Challenge 2017, Blog|Comments Off on The Innovation Cycle

Innovation Challenge FAQ

The PILOT Innovation Challenge is looking for ideas for unconventional ways broadcasters and other local media can serve their communities. On this page, we've compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help you with your submission. We'll update this list as new questions come in, but if you have a question that isn't listed [...]

By |July 11, 2017|Innovation Challenge 2017, Blog|Comments Off on Innovation Challenge FAQ

Breaking Down Innovation Challenge Judging Criteria

The link between the PILOT Innovation Challenge participants and judges is established through the judging criteria. Having a common understanding of what is expected in entries and how to evaluate them is critical. Many of the questions we get about the challenge are related to criteria. When ideas are submitted that answer the challenge prompt, “What [...]

By |June 21, 2017|Innovation Challenge 2017, Blog|Comments Off on Breaking Down Innovation Challenge Judging Criteria

Serving Communities with the PILOT Innovation Challenge

What’s next? It’s a simple question with infinite, complex answers. I don’t know of any industry that doesn’t wrestle with how to answer it. The broadcast industry is no different and it's why we are continuously exploring new ways to serve audiences. The PILOT Innovation Challenge is designed to inspire and further enhance this ideation process. We’re calling on [...]

By |April 23, 2017|Innovation Challenge 2017, Blog|Comments Off on Serving Communities with the PILOT Innovation Challenge

Expanding the PILOT Innovation Challenge in 2017

Local broadcasters play a vital role in our communities. They work to deliver the news, weather, emergency information and entertainment people rely on each day. According to a 2016 Pew Research Center report, broadcast remains a dominant source of news for U.S. adults. However, younger adults – those under age 30 – are relying on [...]

By |December 14, 2016|Innovation Challenge 2017, Blog|Comments Off on Expanding the PILOT Innovation Challenge in 2017