Thomson Reuters Corporation : Thomson Reuters Hosts Challenge to Generate Ideas for Expanding the Scientific Discovery

  Thomson Reuters Corporation : Thomson Reuters Hosts Challenge to Generate
    Ideas for Expanding the Scientific Discovery Experience on the Web of

Contest will award $10,000 to winners who propose the most innovative
approaches to user interaction

PHILADELPHIA, January 25, 2013 - The IP & Science business of Thomson
Reuters,the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses
and professionals, announced today at the American Library Association (ALA)
MidWinter Meeting the launch of its Ideation Challenge, a contest for the
scientific and scholarly research community designed to expand the discovery
experience offered by Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge^SM.

The Web of Knowledge is an online, multifaceted research platform that
provides a single point of access to premier multidisciplinary content
alongside emerging trends, subject-specific content and research data.
Resources available on the platform include objective content, citation
analysis functionality, and bibliographic management tools, as well as access
to full text documents in the sciences, social sciences and the art and
humanities. The Ideation Challenge will award $10,000 to the selected
individuals who develop innovative concept papers describing new ways users
can interact with the content and tools in Web of Knowledge.

The Ideation Challenge is the first in a series of innovation challenges to be
hosted by the Scientific & Scholarly Research group of Thomson Reuters. It is
designed to raise awareness for relevant news and commentary, recognize
excellence in research and encourage professional development. The first place
winner will receive $6,000 USD. Second and third place winners will receive
$3,000 USD and $1,000 USD, respectively. There are 20 million users of the Web
of Knowledge, ranging from students, information professionals, researchers
and teaching faculty.

"As technology evolves, so too must the content and tools that support
research excellence," said Gordon Macomber, managing director of the
Scientific & Scholarly Research group at Thomson Reuters. "The Ideation
Challenge taps into the expertise of our user community and creates an open
dialogue that puts their suggestions first and demonstrates our commitment to
ensuring their voices are heard."

Thomson Reuters is partnering with crowdsourcing leader InnoCentive for the
Ideation Challenge. "We were very excited when Thomson Reuters approached us
about partnering with them on this important Ideation Challenge," said Dwayne
Spradlin, CEO of InnoCentive. "How users search for and interact with content
is continuously evolving, and we applaud Thomson Reuters for staying on the
cutting-edge of innovation by harnessing crowdsourcing to solicit ideas from
the world's smartest problem solvers."

The Ideation Challenge runs from January 24 to the weekend of February 24 and
will be judged by a panel of technical and subject matter experts from within
Thomson Reuters. After winners are announced, Thomson Reuters will launch the
Build Challenge, where they will make Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge APIs
available to participants who can develop programs that advance the practice
of online scientific and scholarly research. This second, programmatic
challenge will begin in April, with a whitepaper and code delivery expected.

Visit the Thomson Reuters booth, # 1911, at the ALA MidWinter Meeting in
Seattle to learn more about the Ideation Challenge. Attendees can also learn
about recent additions to the Web of Knowledge at the session: "Informing our
Evolution: A discussion with our Product Management Team," from 8:30-10 a.m.
pacific standard time, Sunday, January 27.

Visit to learn more about the Ideation Challenge.
For terms and conditions of the Ideation Challenge, visit

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solutions to important business, social, policy, scientific, and technical
challenges. Our global network of millions of problem solvers, proven
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transform their economics of innovation through rapid solution delivery and
the development of sustainable open innovation programs. For more than a
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AARP Foundation, Booz Allen Hamilton, Cleveland Clinic, Eli Lilly & Company,
EMC Corporation, NASA, Nature Publishing Group, Procter & Gamble, Syngenta,
The Economist, and The Rockefeller Foundation have partnered with InnoCentive
to rapidly generate innovative new ideas and solve problems faster, more cost
effectively, and with less risk than ever before. For more information, go to

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