Four Ways to Refine Your Innovation Process

IdeaScale

Listening is key to innovation. Just like innovation itself, an innovation program is constantly being shaped by the environment around it over time. A good innovation program absorbs new information and ideas constantly. Your innovation process will likely touch an enormous range of stakeholders, from internal departments to your biggest clients. If, for example, a department feels it needs more of a voice in the process, you can ensure it gets one.

Crowdsourced Innovation: Three Things I Learned

IdeaScale

During my first two weeks as a Marketing Intern for IdeaScale, I learned about how the business world operates, particularly how an organization uses crowdsourced innovation with tools such as IdeaScale. Innovation is Required to Be Competitive.

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How Can Nonprofits Develop a Pilot Innovation Process that Works for Volunteers?

InnovationManagement

The innovation process (as variable as it can be) has a seemingly basic format no matter what your goal is: once you understand the problem, you identify some solutions to test. The post How Can Nonprofits Develop a Pilot Innovation Process that Works for Volunteers?

Add Rocket Fuel to Your Innovation Process with Gamification

IdeaScale

Improve your innovation process with gamification. The ideal moment in any innovation process is when innovating becomes fun. That’s where gamification comes in, and it can blast your innovation onto a whole new plane. Gamification is the addition of game-like ideas and rewards to a work process. Gamification can take a number of forms, and draw from a number of tropes, especially when combined with crowdsourcing.

So Are You Thinking Crowdsourcing?

Paul Hobcraft

Crowdsourcing does have a real potential in my mind but does seem to have some formidable issues to work through, to be well understood and managed. Certainly, I think over time we will learn what works for us and what becomes leading practice, so we can become a lot clearer on crowdsourcing position and value to us, within our context, terms and circumstances. Continuing with my exploring crowdsourcing. Will crowdsourcing provide predictable outcomes?

So Are You Thinking Crowdsourcing?

Paul Hobcraft

Crowdsourcing does have a real potential in my mind but does seem to have some formidable issues to work through, to be well understood and managed. Certainly, I think over time we will learn what works for us and what becomes leading practice, so we can become a lot clearer on crowdsourcing position and value to us, within our context, terms and circumstances. Continuing with my exploring crowdsourcing. Will crowdsourcing provide predictable outcomes?

Crowdsourcing During a Pandemic and Different Innovation Roles

IdeaScale

Overview: In 2017, Davidson College redesigned its innovation program for more transparency, engagement, and democracy. The process was designed to bring in and launch as many ideas as possible, built on the IdeaScale platform. Building An Inclusive Innovation Practice.

Evaluating Crowdsourcing – offering a bright future?

Paul Hobcraft

Crowdsourcing has been growing in interest for some time to change our thinking in innovation discovery. Crowdsourcing does have both the potential to point towards disrupting possibilities, extends the concept of open innovation into a wider source of participation from a diverse community not possible to reach by other means as effectively. All in all, if applied carefully it can provide you with a leading edge of innovation knowledge and insight.

Evaluating Crowdsourcing – offering a bright future?

Paul Hobcraft

Crowdsourcing has been growing in interest for some time to change our thinking in innovation discovery. Crowdsourcing does have both the potential to point towards disrupting possibilities, extends the concept of open innovation into a wider source of participation from a diverse community not possible to reach by other means as effectively. All in all, if applied carefully it can provide you a leading edge of innovation knowledge and insight.

What You Need to Know About Crowdsourcing

IdeaScale

Every spring at IdeaScale, we start receiving requests from undergraduate and graduate students around the globe who are researching crowdsourcing and its potential application in the business world. But we thought we’d document some of the most common questions below to tell you what you need to know about crowdsourcing. What are the benefits of crowdsourcing? Ideas are the life blood of innovation. What are the stages of innovation?

Successful Product Development Campaigns Highlight the Power of Crowdsourcing

IdeaScale

Smart crowdsourcing yields successful product development. Product design teams can often feel they lack the most important voice in the process: The consumer. Fortunately, crowdsourcing tools allow the innovation process to involve consumers every step of the way. From toy companies to coffee to hotels, here are brands that leveraged crowdsourcing to encourage innovation. To get started, download our Crowdsourcing to Innovate Products white paper.

4 Ways to Promote Innovation Without Crowdsourcing

IdeaScale

Crowdsourcing is just one facet of innovation strategy. So, if crowdsourcing doesn’t work for your specific issue, here’s how to bolster innovation without it. Clearer, more open lines of communication all up and down your company is important in a number of contexts, but particularly when it comes to innovation. Innovation is a situation where we only hear about the successes. Innovation is a process driven by every member of a company.

Calculating the ROI of an Idea: Ideas That Saved Time

InnovationManagement

Crowdsourcing and open innovation initiatives are vital by bringing vast stakeholders together to share ideas on complex problems and opportunities.

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Crowdsourcing Internal Innovation

Collective Innovation

Regardless of what kind of business you are in there are numerous different types of innovation that can give you a clear competitive advantage and make you more successful. The most common types of sustaining innovation are: Application Innovation : This is when you find a new use for an existing product, tapping into a new base of customers and potential. Product Innovation : Creates a difference with an existing product line and existing market, usually through features.

Crowdsourcing Case Study: Polaris Industries

Planview

Polaris Industries’ crowdsourcing case study is inspiring people both internally and externally—and their story is still relevant today. We’re proud to have an innovative culture. Through their Ideate Innovation program, which the team uses to surface and develop ideas and turn them into award-winning products. It was always obvious to leaders at Polaris that there were untapped opportunities to crowdsource groundbreaking ideas from employees across the company.

Crowdsourcing: An Innovation Tool to Overcome the Limits of Remote Work

Qmarkets

Corporate Innovation: A Victim of Remote Work? Corporate innovation will not be spared the troubles of adjusting to the “new normal.” ” As a former Googler, Mayer knew that innovation requires collaboration, and both thrive on serendipity. crowdsourcing ?as

Moneyball for Innovation Part 2 (Innovation Process): A New Set of Metrics for Measuring Real Innovation

The Vault

In Part One , we recently talked about the need for an Innovation Measurement system and how it might be developed. Part Two outlines the Innovation Process part of the system, which describes the “necessary but not sufficient” things that you need to do in order to innovate. Innovation Measurement System: How to Track Innovation Process. Here are the seven key metrics that need to be tracked in the Innovation Process realms: A.

Iowa Department of Transportation Selects Qmarkets Platform for Cross-Functional Idea Crowdsourcing Initiative

Qmarkets

Iowa DOT has announced the successful deployment of Qmarkets’ innovation management software, with the launch of their Research Ideas Website. Utilizing Qmarkets ’ field-proven best practices, DOT tailored the idea crowdsourcing platform to follow a simple four-step process.

Harnessing the Power of Innovation and Crowdsourcing Software

Robert Brands

Innovation & Crowdsourcing Software to Unleash the Power of Your Network and Enable Open Innovation and Idea Implementation Even the most egalitarian, Kumbaya-progressive companies often forget. [[ This is a content summary only. NO INNOVATION innovation; innovation process; new product development; business innovation books; innovation books

What Can We Learn from the Innovation Averages in 2020?

InnovationManagement

This data gathering and analysis takes up the better part of our first quarter and our report is generally published in March, but 2020 is a unique year for the crowdsourced innovation community (and indeed for everyone in the world).

Can Crowdsourcing Support Your Operational Excellence Strategy?

Qmarkets

Operational excellence is a business principle which is currently supported by a range of process management tools and methodologies, however, these approaches fail to utilize the most valuable resource at the disposal of all large organizations - their employees.

Best Practice Open Innovation - this is how the best are doing it

Lead Innovation

Open Innovation is the opening-up of innovation process es in order to allow ideas, new technologies or feedback from external partners to flow into the company. Innovation process

Crowdsourcing: An Innovation Tool to Overcome the Limits of Remote Work

Qmarkets

Corporate Innovation: A Victim of Remote Work? Corporate innovation will not be spared the troubles of adjusting to the “new normal.” ” As a former Googler, Mayer knew that innovation requires collaboration, and both thrive on serendipity. Crowdsourcing to the Rescue?

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Crowdsourcing and Smart Cities: A Winning Combination

Qmarkets

Embedding crowdsourcing and innovation management into the Smart Cities initiative could be what makes the difference. Harnessing this ability has enabled local governments that have gone through the digital transformation process to keep up with citizen demands and provide instant feedback and support to citizen requirements. It’s no secret that most of the tech innovation and digital disruption takes place in the private sector.

Crowdsourcing and Smart City Innovation: A Winning Combination

Qmarkets

The evolving trend of smart city innovation is one that governments should be wholeheartedly embracing, but as with many government initiatives, seems to be having a hard time getting off the ground.

Iowa Department of Transportation Selects Qmarkets Platform for Cross-Functional Idea Crowdsourcing Initiative

Qmarkets

Iowa DOT has announced the successful deployment of Qmarkets’ innovation management software, with the launch of their Research Ideas Website. Utilizing Qmarkets ’ field-proven best practices, DOT tailored the platform to follow a simple four-step process.

Iowa Department of Transportation Selects Qmarkets Platform for Cross-Functional Idea Crowdsourcing Initiative

Qmarkets

Iowa DOT has announced the successful deployment of Qmarkets’ innovation management software, with the launch of their Research Ideas Website. Utilizing Qmarkets’ field-proven best practices, DOT tailored the platform to follow a simple four-step process.

Crowdsolving Unsafe Cities — Social impact winner Elsa D’silva: [video]

Innovation Excellence

Digital Disruption Innovation Processes & Tools Profiles of Innovators Social Innovation Technology Anti-violence Technology awards Crowdsolving Crowdsourcing Safecities Sexual Violence Social Impact

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That sudden surge within the crowd

Paul Hobcraft

Crowdsourcing often taps into these rushes of energy , insights and excitement The goal here is to move the crowd towards a new direction in our collective thinking to solve a problem. Crowdsourcing is going one better. Yet in crowdsourcing you go one better, you are the one performing, you are participating and delivering your ideas, thoughts, solutions. The concern for me is as we have this greater access to technology, crowdsourcing is spawning everywhere.

Great Innovators as Great Mentors: Is This a Skill You’re Nurturing?

InnovationManagement

Companies that are looking to gain a competitive edge are also looking for the innovators among them. But what do innovators look like? Organization & Culture crowdsourcing innovation process innovators jump mentors oak ridge national laboratory ORNL

A Rising Star – Qmarkets Ranks Among Best Crowdsourcing Platforms on CompareCamp.com

Qmarkets

Tel-Aviv, 14 th October, 2019 – Qmarkets’ position amongst the most powerful crowdsourcing platforms on the market is becoming increasingly evident, with high scores and positive reviews across a variety of enterprise software directories, including Capterra , G2 , and most recently CompareCamp. The rising star award is a direct result of Qmarkets’ steadily growing market presence , advanced innovation management features , and renowned customers.

LEAD Innovation Selects Qmarkets’ Platform to Help Global Businesses Crowdsource Solutions to COVID-19 Challenges

Qmarkets

Qmarkets’ software has been chosen by LEAD Innovation Management GmbH to support a groundbreaking initiative – designed to leverage the collective wisdom of global businesses against the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. LEAD Innovation Management – an acclaimed Austrian firm specializing in corporate innovation – has transformed their extensive LEAD user network into a digital crowdsourcing platform using Qmarkets’ software.

The Growing Value in that Crowd- Encourage it Out.

Paul Hobcraft

The use of crowdsourcing : the goal for me, is to engage and move the crowd towards a new direction, by encouraging out individual thinking and discovery, searching for combining these contributions; ones that lead to novel, new answers that move a challenge forward into a solution, one that has improved value over the existing. This is the third post on crowdsourcing that might offer some general background statements. Crowdsourcing can be powerful if harnessed well.

The Growing Value in that Crowd- Encourage it Out.

Paul Hobcraft

The use of crowdsourcing : the goal for me, is to engage and move the crowd towards a new direction, by encouraging out individual thinking and discovery, searching for combining these contributions; ones that lead to novel, new answers that move a challenge forward into a solution, one that has improved value over the existing. This is the third post on crowdsourcing that might offer some general background statements. Crowdsourcing can be powerful if harnessed well.

The Innovation 'Function'

Imaginatik

Innovation” is often discussed in terms of the “idea” as the product and the formation of that idea as somehow unique and ineffable …. There is a perception of serendipitous, Zen enlightenment related to ideation that is often accompanied by a thorough dismissal of “process,” as if they are mutually exclusive. In that vision of the “innovation funnel” the idea is at the end… the goal. Neither process, nor technology alone holds the key to sustainable innovation success.

Should Your Research Include Surveys or a Crowdsourcing Component? Check Out Our Infographic!

IdeaScale

Innovation requires both ideas and data. Our infographic explores when you should collect data with surveys versus developing ideas with crowdsourcing. Using Surveys With Crowdsourcing.

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A New Emerging Practice: Innovation Communications

InnovationManagement

Closed innovation is a thing of the past. Scalable, open innovation as a business practice has yielded the most dramatic and successful results - and communication and connection with your audience is essential to success. By engaging through at least four of eight channels (website, email, social, public relations, partners, events, offline, and beyond), a robust communications process and schedule can yield valuable insights to help you innovate better.

Can Crowdsourcing be used to Create Operational Excellence?

Qmarkets

Operational excellence is a business principle which is currently supported by a range of process management tools and methodologies, however, these approaches fail to utilize the most valuable resource at the disposal of all large organizations - their employees. This audience is already delivering results across a huge range of use cases, from disruptive innovation to new product development, so why is it currently being overlooked by operational excellence leaders?

Can Crowdsourcing be used to Create Operational Excellence?

Qmarkets

Operational excellence is a business principle which is currently supported by a range of process management tools and methodologies, however, these approaches fail to utilize the most valuable resource at the disposal of all large organizations - their employees. This audience is already delivering results across a huge range of use cases, from disruptive innovation to new product development, so why is it currently being overlooked by operational excellence leaders?

3 Open Innovation Reports You Need to Read Right Now

Planview

In the open innovation space, one regularly leads to the other. Read these three in-depth industry reports to find out the new rules of the collaborative economy, why the United States is leading the way in turning customer feedback into innovative products, and what challenges are soon to crop up in crowdsourcing. Companies Leverage Open Innovation Better than China. that are taking innovation initiatives to heart.

SCERL: The Ultimate Innovation Management Cheat Sheet

Planview

What of the innovation management practitioner? The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Innovation Management. The innovation practitioner scores each factor a 2, 1, or 0. Potential of ideas/ innovations vetted/ tested. Innovators left to their own devices. Growing commitment and ownership of the innovation process and outcomes. The challenge for many large organizations is not that they shy away from actively managing their innovation programs.

Why Is Innovation Vital for Your Organization and What Innovation Services Are Available to Help?

IdeaScale

Innovation is essential for all organizations. The corporate innovation landscape is always evolving. Idea sharing is the first step in the innovation process. Crowdsourcing helps you quickly gather a wealth of ideas that lead to positive change.

Growing Strong: How A Dedicated Continuous Improvement Process Can Nurture Corporate Innovation

Qmarkets

Having a method in place to capture, refine, and unleash disruptive new ideas is crucial for any innovation strategy. If we compare innovation management to agriculture, we can see some similarities. Employing A Dedicated Continuous Improvement Process – Why is it so Critical?