"In other words: Let’s say someone submits an idea to Pioneer and it’s not a good fit for us, for whatever reason. What if that idea were posted on our website, where a community of researchers, practitioners and the other highly creative and intelligent members of our network could view it? What if someone connected the dots between an applicant’s idea and another project underway somewhere – and what if that yielded a partnership that helped bring the idea to fruition? What if someone had feedback or a question about the idea that helped the applicant sharpen the project’s focus, or see its potential in a new light?
Of course, there would be challenges, and plenty of questions to answer before we could proceed in such manner. I explored some of these questions with Drs. Kevin Volpp and David Asch, co-directors of the Foundation’s Behavioral Economics Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania, in the first episode of the Pioneering Ideas podcast (listen here at 4:35)."