Build a Better Light Bulb – Earn $10 Million

You might recall that Neflix recently awarded a $1 million prize to a group that improved Netflix’s movie recommendation system by 10%.

Thanks to eesdesigner, one of the designers on crowdSPRING, I learned today about an interesting crowdsourcing competition recently announced by the U.S. Department of Energy – an award of up to $10 million to the first person or group who can create a new energy efficient version of the most popular type of lightbulb used in the U.S. – the 60-watt bulb.

It’s good to see our government leverage crowdsourcing – particularly to solve some very challenging technology problems.

If you want to read more about this competition, I recommend you read: Build a Better Bulb for a $10 Million Prize.