Managing the Idea Flow

• 35,000 ideas submitted

• 800 ideas made the first cut as practical and not duplicative of current effort

• Maximum number of words allowed to describe the technology: 200

• Workers fielding calls from people with ideas: 70

• 43 engineers determine the technical feasibility of finalists

• Ideas that have reached testing so far: 4

• 2 Academy Award winners in the running

Data: BP, Joint Unified Command Center, Bloomberg

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