Collaboration is a key component to successful innovation. It goes beyond emails and spreadsheets to a centralized location
where teams can post challenges, share ideas, chat, receive alerts, monitor projects and drive decision making.
Collaboration by community can be public, private or ask to join. Teams can go beyond internal collaborators to
include external subject matter experts, customers and vendors.
Tech Scouting is a tool that allows innovators to research new and emerging trends using a sophisticated discovery engine. From advanced Boolean searches including recommended search terms to filters that allow you to refine your results to specific source types, records by organization, time filters and location you have the ability to take a large amount of data and refine it based on your own needs.
Documentation tool for IP Protection including advanced search including documents.
For Open Innovation to be successful it requires Intellectual Property (IP) protection for the submitter. Our automated, streamlined process builds a foundation of trust between the company and the submitter encouraging the best and brightest to offer their innovative concepts.
As your Innovation program grows so will your need for document storage with advanced search and filtering capabilities. Search communities, challenges, ideas, comments and files including the collaborators associated with the information.
Successful idea capture requires features that are flexible and robust. This includes a tool that makes it seamless to create a survey, distribute it, collect data, and analyze responses. Our system allows for both unstructured and structured idea submissions. Structured challenge questionnaires are built using our advanced survey builder. It offers anonymous submitter options and skip logic to improve data collection. For social sharing, use the external link option which allows users to easily share challenges and encourage participation.
Robust workflow functionality automates the stage gates based on condition and next task. Add task owners, reminders, email notification templates and even piggyback surveys to truly automate the process from initial idea review through product launch.
To encourage ongoing participation and keep ideas flowing we have added a rewards system that is linked to gamification and a leaderboard designed to highlight the highest rates ideas, most commented ideas, top points earners and most active users. Tie in each challenge to gamification by assigning points to new ideas, comments and point rankings. Rewards can be associated with awards, gift cards or incentives. We created the functionality, you get to create the incentives specific to your organizations policies.
Technology Scouting integrations
including Crunchbase and PatSnap
Social Sign-on using LinkedIn,
Google and Facebook and more
Single Sign-on for seamless accesses
for all internal collaborators
IP Protection for crowdsourcing
open innovation submissions
Robust Workflow for stage gates
and automated assessment
Advanced Survey Builder for structured
and unstructured idea submissions
As markets become increasingly globalized, and therefore more competitive, Open Innovation will be a driving force.
Do not let resistant to change even in the face of evolving markets prevent you from using employees, customers and outside experts
to transform your products/services by generating real solutions that can be implemented.