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?

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Evaluating Crowdsourcing – offering a bright future?

Paul Hobcraft

Crowdsourcing has been growing in interest for some time to change our thinking in innovation discovery. It can hold a key for us to help solve vexing questions, real challenges, and connect different voices, that builds into a community that can combine and open up the fields of opportunity for new solutions. All in all, if applied carefully it can provide you with a leading edge of innovation knowledge and insight. Crowdsourcing must be a powerful concept then?

Evaluating Crowdsourcing – offering a bright future?

Paul Hobcraft

Crowdsourcing has been growing in interest for some time to change our thinking in innovation discovery. It can hold a key for us to help solve vexing questions, real challenges, and connect different voices, that builds into a community that can combine and open up the fields of opportunity for new solutions. All in all, if applied carefully it can provide you a leading edge of innovation knowledge and insight. Crowdsourcing must be a powerful concept then?

3 Open Innovation Reports You Need to Read Right Now

Planview Spigit

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.

From Consumer to Collaborator: A Look at Open Innovation

IdeaScale

This is more than just a way to better understand who shops with you, though; with the right platform, it can be a source of powerful innovation. What Is Open Innovation? Traditionally, innovation in companies has been “closed.” Open innovation reverses this by laying out the project, the process, and the goal to other companies, or the wider public, and welcoming ongoing commentary and discussion. When Should I Use Open Innovation?

33 Routes to Open Innovation

Open Innovation EU

It has been a while since Henry Chesbrough coined the term Open Innovation and formulated it’s definition: “combining internal and external ideas as well as internal and external paths to market to advance the development of new technologies.” In the course of time, the terminology surrounding Open Innovation has evolved alongside developments in management literature and practises. Route 4: Collaborative Innovation. Route 12: Open Business.

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.

Finding the limits of open innovation

Open Innovation

In preparing for #AOM2016 and another session on open innovation, one of the potential participants raised the issue of the limits of open innovation. I am certain sympathetic: since 2006, I have noticed “open innovation” used as though it were a sacred incantation or magic pixie dust that somehow could turn lead into gold or gruel into caviar. crowdsourcing). Knowledge flows across firm boundaries are needed for it to be “open”.

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.

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

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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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.

Gartner: Innovation Management Software Nearing Mainstream Adoption

Planview Spigit

Awesome new ideas are what make an innovation program…well, an innovation program. But it’s the tools you use that help those ideas become reality and bring about tangible returns — tools like innovation management software (and for some, a new way of thinking about innovation altogether). According to the people who spend their time researching this sort of thing, the importance of ‘managing innovation initiatives systematically’ (i.e.,

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.

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. In September 2016, Qmarkets’ team once again made the trip to California for another flagship industry event – Business Process Excellence USA 2016. How has the landscape of process excellence changed?

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.

Innovation Goes Beyond Bright Ideas

IdeaScale

When organizations talk about innovation, they are referring to generating bright ideas. But innovation is not the Idea; it’s more than that. Innovation goes beyond bright ideas by combining processes with creative minds to breathe life into something that makes life easier, days brighter, and helps organizations get closer to their goals. Do you have a process in place to do that? Ideation is a necessary step in the innovation process , but it’s only one step.

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. Embedding crowdsourcing and innovation management into the smart cities initiative could be what makes the difference. While these are an auspicious start to the smart city innovation trend, they are still the outlier, and not indicative of most cities.

15 most important Innovation Theories your company should be using

Idea to Value

Every company says that innovation is important, and that they value the ideas of their people. Yet the problem lies in the fact that so few established companies actually know how to go about getting value out of their innovation ambitions, let alone turning it into profit. In fact, according to some estimates by Doblin , 96% of all new innovations which established companies attempt fail to make a return on investment. Suggested viewing: 12 – Disruptive Innovation.

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.

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.

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?

Be the Architect: Designing an Integrated Innovation System

IdeaScale

In a turbulent marketplace, when complexity can add even more confusion, it is important to have a simple and straightforward innovation system. Shared and easy-to-use innovation practices and tools can enable everyone in a company to work together to develop ideas that deliver compelling customer value. The Value of an Integrated Innovation System . Select and fund the best : To understand the process for competing for approval and funding. Innovation Processes .

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Be the Architect: Designing an Integrated Innovation System

IdeaScale

In a turbulent marketplace, when complexity can add even more confusion, it is important to have a simple and straightforward innovation system. Shared and easy-to-use innovation practices and tools can enable everyone in a company to work together to develop ideas that deliver compelling customer value. The Value of an Integrated Innovation System . Select and fund the best : To understand the process for competing for approval and funding. Innovation Processes .

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Top 10 Innovation Links of the Week: 11.13.15

Planview Spigit

Welcome to our brand new weekly link roundup, featuring a carefully curated selection of hand-picked links to great content on innovation, crowdsourcing, and more from around the web. 5 Requirements of a Truly Innovative Company. The skinny: Renowned innovation leader, management expert, and founder of Strategos Gary Hamel explains which essential parts of the innovation engine you’re probably forgetting. 6 Ways To Create A Culture Of Innovation.

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Managing Expectations in Innovation Management

IdeaScale

However, this can present some challenges for innovation managers. Some concerns we have heard from innovation managers: “I do not want to overpromise what we’re going to do with people’s ideas.”. Transparency has the added benefit of informing the crowd how best to contribute and helps keep the whole process on track for making an impact. Engage stakeholders and experts in the process from start to finish.

Ezassi to Attend FEI Boston 2018: What to Expect

eZassi

While there, we’ll be showcasing our innovative platform and processes that have helped our client base increase user engagement, time-to-innovate, number of ideas and, most importantly, quantifying how it affects their bottom line. After working in various industries, we’ve found some similarities that make the innovation process effective and streamlined. Wanting a culture of innovation and actually building/sustaining one is completely different.

16 metrics for tracking Collaborative Innovation performance

Hutch Carpenter

In a recent PwC survey, 61% of CEOs said innovation was a key priority for their company ( pdf ). Innovation efforts come in a variety of forms: innovation and design labs, jobs-to-be-done analysis, corporate venturing, distributed employee experiments, open innovation, TRIZ, etc. In this post, I want to focus on another type of innovation initiative: Collaborative Innovation. Ideas matching the innovation appetite of the organization.

Innovation Services: In-House or Outsourced?

IdeaScale

The idea of “outsourcing” innovation can seem contrary to the whole concept. Isn’t innovation supposed to be about tapping the potential of your employees while engaging with them on a creative level? Sometimes it takes an outsider to kickstart the creative process. Why Should I Outsource Innovation? There’s a lot of reasons to outsource innovation work. What Innovation Processes Can I Outsource? When Should I Outsource Innovation?

What Are Innovation Solutions?

eZassi

Innovation Solutions. What Are Innovation Solutions? While we tend to think of innovation in terms of new technology, solutions can also come in the form of new types of services that offer improvements on old ways of doing things, meet previously unidentified needs or fill gaps in the market. More often, innovation solutions use technology to support and dispatch new services so that the best solutions tend to be a combination of technology and services.

New Year’s Resolution: Catch Up on These Must-Read Innovation Blogs from 2019

IdeaScale

Are you looking for ways to take your innovation strategy to the next level in 2020? Check out our top innovation blogs from 2019 for tips on transforming your product, process, market, and more. Brainstorming is where innovation and product development strategy begin, but sometimes you need a little push to get started. How Does Globalization Impact Innovation Strategy? Did you know innovation can bridge social, cultural, and political differences?

Innovation Hacks: Lessons Learned from Successful Startups

IdeaScale

Why do startups have a head start in innovation? One of the great virtues of startups is that they have to innovate quickly, or they cease to exist. Here are some lessons to learn from how startups innovate quickly and turn into established companies. Choosing one customer along that chain and focusing on how your solution can help them will both give your innovation approach focus and limit the number of stakeholders that you need to consider.

71 Innovation Methodologies

Open Innovation EU

A while ago I sat down with Machiel Wetselaar & David van Dinther to create a list of innovation methodologies for a course we’re developing. Up to now we’ve gathered 71 different methodologies for implementing innovation in your organization. Innovation Cycle (Avans). New Product and Development Service Process (Hauser). Stage-Gates NPD Process (Cooper). Open Innovation (Chesbrough). Open Innovation Requirement Model (AT Kearney).

We Require A Shift of Innovation Management Solution Providers

Paul Hobcraft

There is still a real reluctance that the supplier of innovation software solutions has to change. I think with the recognition that innovation occurs across the whole organization the innovation management (IM) providers have to radically alter their business model or recognize they need to broaden out their target market inside organizations as innovation is occurring in all corners of the organization today.

HealthIL Selects Qmarkets for Counter-Corona Marketplace with Israel’s Ministry of Health

Qmarkets

HealthIL – the digital healthcare community of the Israel Innovation Institute, has joined forces with the Government Companies Authority and Israel’s Ministry of Health – to setup ‘The Marketplace’, using Qmarkets’s innovation management platform. The Marketplace is an online open innovation community that is helping hospitals and healthcare providers to respond to the urgent challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Curtiss-Wright Selects Qmarkets Software to Fuel Company-Wide Employee Innovation

Qmarkets

Highly innovative aerospace, defense, and industrial manufacturer Curtiss-Wright has selected Qmarkets to crowdsource the “collective wisdom” of their global workforce. Launched on March 25th 2020, the platform allows employees to submit innovative ideas for everyone within the organization to see. It’s really thrilling to be able to support innovation at a company which has proven to be so innovative over such a long period of time.”

How Innovation Management Contributes to The Success of Digital Transformation

Acuvate

Innovation management is one of the crucial contributors to digital transformation, along with a few other factors. Digital innovation is driving increasing interconnection, giving unprecedented access to capabilities, resources and talent on a global scale. Digitization implies the process of converting data into digital format. The process of formulating new business applications that assimilate this digitalized data is called digital transformation.

Qmarkets Powers Health Innovation Platform for Major Israeli Not-For-Profit Group

Qmarkets

HealthIL – a major digital healthcare community created by the Israel Innovation Institute, as well as Israel’s Ministry of Economy and Ministry of Social Equality – have expanded their operations with a trailblazing Counter-Corona platform – the Marketplace. Fuelled by Qmarkets’ software, this versatile crowdsourcing platform is helping medical companies pinpoint and implement creative solutions to fight back against the pandemic.