Google Aggregating Ideas: Project 10 to the 100th

To help celebrate its 10th birthday, Google has announced their latest iteration for crowdsourcing ideas with their Project 10^100.

Google’s Project 10^100 ( “ten to the hundredth”) aims to solicit and bankroll fresh ideas Google believes could have broad and beneficial impact on people’s lives.

Google Inc. plans to award a prize of up to $10 million to help make winning ideas a reality.

People are encouraged to submit their ideas, in any of 25 languages, on Project 10 to the 100th through October 20. Entrants must briefly describe their idea and answer six questions, including, “If your idea were to become a reality, who would benefit the most and how?”

CNN will be covering this Google project, including profiles of ideas and the people who submit them from around the world.

A Google spokeswoman was reluctant to set parameters for the submissions, although the project’s Web site suggests that successful ideas should address such issues as providing food and shelter, building communities, improving health, granting more access to education, sustaining the global ecosystem and promoting clean energy.

“We don’t want to limit it at all. We want a wide range of ideas,” said Bethany Poole, product marketing manager at Google, who announced the project live Wednesday morning on CNN along with Andy Berndt, managing director of Google’s Creative Lab. “We think great ideas come from anywhere.”

“These ideas can be big or small, technology-driven or brilliantly simple — but they need to have impact,” said Google in a press release. “We know there are countless brilliant ideas that need funding and support to come to fruition.”

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