At Skild, we regularly speak with organizations seeking to use challenges to drive innovation. Over the course of planning and producing hundreds of challenges — and having had many more conversations — we’ve identified five verticals that reap a challenge’s greatest benefits. (Oftentimes, a challenge will successfully incorporate more than one of them.) Not only will its participants accelerate innovation via providing solutions to the world’s most pressing problems, but they will also deliver a considerable boost to the sponsors’ own brand recognition and reputation.

In this white paper, we take a look at these five verticals, including select organizations that have partnered with Skild to achieve their desired outcomes.