7 Incentives to Increase Participation in a Crowdsourced Innovation Program

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Every year, one question tops all the others that our customers might bring to us: how do I increase engagement in my innovation community? We see this question even in the most robust and activated innovation programs. The post 7 Incentives to Increase Participation in a Crowdsourced Innovation Program appeared first on InnovationManagement. Collaborative Innovation Open Innovation continuous learning Crowdsourcing incentive recognition

How Liebherr Engages Its Customers with Crowdsourcing

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This blog post is part of a series on successfully managing open innovation programs. Open Innovation

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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.

Crowdsourcing at Work: Open Innovation with Unilever’s Foundry IDEAS™

Planview Spigit

Crowdsourcing solutions gives us the best chance of driving real, lasting change — in fact, 85% of the 2014 Best Global Brands have used crowdsourcing in the last ten years. One of those brands is Unilever , one of the world’s leading suppliers of Food, Home and Personal Care products that launched its crowdsourced innovation program , Unilever Foundry, last year, to make sustainable living commonplace by collaborating with innovators.

The Leadership of Open Innovation

Speaker: Paul Sloane, Director, Destination Innovation

Paul Sloane is a well-known author and speaker on open innovation. In this session, Paul takes us through examples of successful open innovation programs to explore the breadth of what open innovation can be for organizations and the value it can bring. This was a great session you don’t want to miss.

Companies betting big on open innovation

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Open innovation is the use of purposive inflows and outflows of knowledge to accelerate internal innovation, and expand the markets for external use of innovation, respectively. Open innovation (OI) uses a mix of approaches, thereby affording higher responsiveness and flexibility while trying to grow beyond its core business. The free flow, in and out, of ideas and IP promotes innovative ecosystems. Why does open innovation work?

Open Innovation: Your Guide to Harnessing and Managing the Best Ideas

IdeaScale

Open innovation allows everyone to compete equally, whether their development budget is large or small. What is Open Innovation. Open innovation is a paradigm shift that assumes organizations can and should use external ideas as well as internal ideas to determine as path to market and advance technology. Why Open Innovation is an Equalizer. Employee Open Innovation : Dick’s Sporting Goods was a runner-up in the 2016 Innovation awards.

How to manage communication in your innovation program

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Communication is essential if an organization wishes to engage its employees in its corporate innovation program, while also aligning participation with the organization’s objectives. Nor will all ideas generated in the program have an impact on the corporate income statement.

JAMES GARDNER: How to Succeed at Crowdsourcing Innovation

Planview Spigit

Spigit CTO James Gardner, who this week is presenting at the Chief Innovation Officer Summit in NYC , knows a thing or two about how to be successful at crowdsourcing innovation. With an extensive background in building innovation programs from the ground up, Dr. Gardner is adamant that a primary problem existing for business leaders — especially those that are savvy enough to fear becoming disconnected — is the motive behind wanting to engage employees.

When More is Less in Crowd-sourcing Innovation

Innovation Excellence

With crowd-sourcing innovation programs, the first impulse is to seek more ideas. In 2011, I launched the employee open innovation. Innovation Open Innovation Achieving Innovation CrowdsourcingIn most organizations, there is an omnipresent quest for more. Is more really better? What about idea quality? Does ‘more ideas’ work against idea quality? And if so, then what do you do about it?

Can an Open Innovation Challenge Methodology Help Solve the Refugee Crisis?

Qmarkets

It’s time to realize the power an open innovation challenge methodology - specifically one that involves crowdsourcing - can have when it comes to affecting real change. On both fronts, crowdsourcing--tapping on the collective wisdom of people in Europe and the rest of the world--can become a valuable source of ideas and solutions. Two forms of crowdsourcing approaches seem particularly relevant in this context.

How to Work Like a Startup

IdeaScale

Startups are some of the most successful and innovative businesses out there right now. Their very nature makes them primed for innovation programs and effective development of new ideas. RocketSpace, a tech campus located in the Bay Area, has an open innovation consultancy which is specifically aimed at helping brands understand how startups work, how to work with them, and how to work like them.

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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.,

What NASA Can Teach Us About the Intrinsic Value of Connecting to Other Innovators

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Numerous organizations run crowdsourced innovation programs, because companies can find better new ideas and take action on those ideas faster. The post What NASA Can Teach Us About the Intrinsic Value of Connecting to Other Innovators appeared first on Innovation Management. This process allows companies to set a challenge and gather ideas from hundreds, thousands, or hundreds of thousands of participants.

Starting with a Great Strategy

IdeaScale

More and more these days, great organizations are employing innovation programs. While deciding to incorporate an innovation program may be an easy decision, deciding the structure and strategy surrounding that program can be more difficult. They have found that starting with a great innovation strategy can make all the difference. Webinar best practices crowdsourcing engagement IdeaScale Innovation open innovation RocketSpace

Innovation is Change

Planview Spigit

Can you think of a single innovation that didn’t change something? Innovation is change, or at least, innovation requires change. In my role as an innovation keynote speaker and workshop facilitator, I recently led a German-based industrial company’s North American IT leadership team through an innovation workshop, during which we spent part of the time working to define their common language of innovation (as described in my book Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire ).

CTO James Gardner: “Innovation is an Optional Activity”

Planview Spigit

Spigit’s Chief Technology Officer, James Gardner, is no stranger to innovation. But if his start in financial services taught him anything, it’s that crowdsourcing innovation — at major healthcare institutions, financial services providers, and even automobile manufacturers — is the most effective way to discover new ideas and make them a reality. How to Succeed at Crowdsourcing Innovation. ” Innovation is Everyone’s Job.

Matching Crowdsourcing to Specific Stages of Business Model Innovation

Qmarkets

I like to argue (for example, here ) that one of the major reasons crowdsourcing has not yet become a mainstream innovation tool is a paralyzing uncertainty over the question which technical or business problem can be successfully solved by using this approach. In this piece, I want to shed some light on the issue by proposing a simple model that matches crowdsourcing to specific types of innovation. Sustaining innovations. Efficiency innovations.

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.

Matching Crowdsourcing to Specific Stages of Business Model Innovation

Qmarkets

I like to argue (for example, here ) that one of the major reasons crowdsourcing has not yet become a mainstream innovation tool is a paralyzing uncertainty over the question which technical or business problem can be successfully solved by using this approach. In this piece, I want to shed some light on the issue by proposing a simple model that matches crowdsourcing to specific types of innovation. Sustaining innovations. Efficiency innovations.

4 Great Innovations that Started as Employee Ideas

IdeaScale

This tenet underpins most of crowdsourcing and all open innovation programs. So we thought we’d take a moment this week to celebrate four innovations that started as employee ideas. And if this marketer hadn’t shared their idea in a crowdsourcing community, the product team might never have found it. Opening an Adjacent Market in the Financial Sector. Best Practice crowdsourcing employee ideas financial product

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Catch Up on IdeaNation 2019 Interviews in the New Year

IdeaScale

Click the 2019 Open Nation tab on the IdeaScale website to check out all the latest interviews, information, and more. Each year, IdeaScale meets with innovators from all over the globe who gather to share best practices on the management and delivery of ideas. The topics are diverse and offer valuable insight into what it takes to innovate in the ever-changing technological landscape of today. Innovation: The Reality-Making behind the Glamour.

Enterprise Innovation Management Research Report

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CIMdata Publishes Enterprise Innovation Management Solutions Landscape — Connecting the Dots. eZassi Participates in CIMdata’s Enterprise Innovation Management Solutions Landscape Report Findings. CIMdata recently published this report, eZassi participated in the report findings, providing insight, commentary, discovery and suggestions to aide in guiding enterprise organizations with connecting the dots of enterprise innovation management (EIM). Crowdsourcing.

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.

Top Themes from Open Nation DC

IdeaScale

IdeaScale Gov hosted its first-ever Open Nation DC April 12 at the WeWork White House location. For us at IdeaScale, Open Nation is always our favorite week of the year. We’ve been hosting a company-wide Open Nation event in Berkeley for three years now. Open Nation DC was the first spinoff, a gov-focused version situated in the heart of IdeaScale gov work: Washington, D.C. Customer presentations in particular are one of the coolest parts of any Open Nation.

Before you think about idea management, think about your innovation strategy

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When organizations look to increase their capacity for innovation, many do so by focusing on producing and managing new ideas. Innovation, managing ideas with a purpose. In innovation communities, all ideas are visible and can be evaluated by the organization.

Moving too fast to develop strategy, are you kidding?

HunchBuzz

Steve Graham is a Co-Founder of HunchBuzz and innovation expert with decades of experience in management roles in the USA, Japan and New Zealand. Contact Steve today for a free no obligation discussion on how to take your organisations innovation program to the next level – steve.graham@ hunchbuzz.com. Successfully manage your Crowdsourcing through Open Innovation. Crowdsource

I’m ready for a little MOOC!

HunchBuzz

One component that is bound to impact the existing post secondary (tertiary) model is this thing called MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). If there is a topic you are interested in and you are open to exploring new possibilities I would recommend trying out a MOOC. Steve Graham is a Co-Founder of HunchBuzz and innovation expert with decades of experience in management roles in the USA, Japan and New Zealand. Related posts: Where innovation begins – signup today.

Innovation in Media – Renowned Swiss Publishing House Launches Qmarkets’ Idea Management Platform After Successful Pilot

Qmarkets

Somedia – one of the largest media companies in Switzerland – have selected Qmarkets’ idea management platform to crowdsource ideas from their employees. We’re very happy that they have chosen Qmarkets to support their innovation initiative for years to come.”

Rules of enterprise innovation

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We know from our history that while promotions may win quarters, innovation wins decades.”. But for an innovation program to be efficient and successful, there are certain guidelines or best practices an organization needs to abide by. Include every employee in the process of innovation. For sustained innovation, all these activities have to run like clockwork. A successful innovation program requires operational changes and cross-functional collaboration.

Common Innovation Pitfalls

IdeaScale

Recently, IdeaScale’s own Jeff Wong wrote about how he knows first-time innovators will be successful. Here are a handful of common mistakes I see first-time innovators making. A successful innovation effort requires a well-thought-out, cradle-to-grave communications plan. I often see first-time innovators bit by the crowdsourcing bug, and they come to us to scratch that itch. “I I heard about this crowdsourcing thing.

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. Among other domains which are taking their best bite in the digital transformation are tools and applications in the field service sector, predictive maintenance, and crowdsourcing. Understanding innovation management.

How to Measure Innovation (To Get Real Results)

Innovators Alliance

There’s an elephant in the room when it comes to “innovation.” Yet we all throw around terms like creativity, breakthroughs, and disruptive innovation. Innovation is going to shape the future. Some might argue that innovation is impossible to quantify. According to McKinsey , more than 70% of corporate leaders tout innovation as a top three business priority, but only 22% set innovation performance metrics. Why aren’t more companies measuring innovation?

‘Innovation’ overused but critical

HunchBuzz

Is ‘Innovation’ simply an overused, catchall buzzword that suppliers have latched onto to effectively position themselves with prospective clients? Perhaps there is some truth here, but isn’t innovation essential for survival? Therefore an innovation strategy would seem fundamental for ongoing success, yet there aren’t a lot of signs that they exist? There are those who say companies have two choices: innovate or stagnate? Healthy staff leads to success and innovation.

8 External Innovation Sources You should know

ITONICS

Back in time, companies relied mainly on their internal capabilities to generate innovative ideas and to transform these ideas into real products and services. However, nowadays many innovation leaders are increasingly focusing on “mixed” innovation strategies by combining internal innovation drivers and external partners and thus open up innovation to the outside world. One of the fastest growing sources of innovation for big companies are startups.

8 External Sources of Innovation

ITONICS

Back in time, companies relied mainly on their internal capabilities to generate innovative ideas and to transform these ideas into real products and services. However, nowadays many innovation leaders are increasingly focusing on “mixed” innovation strategies by combining internal innovation drivers and external partners and thus open up innovation to the outside world. One of the fastest growing sources of innovation for big companies are startups.

Gartner Research Insights: 5 Innovation Hacks to Boost your Digital Return

Qmarkets

Hackathons, internal innovation programs, open innovation, technology acquisitions…these days it seems like everyone is jumping onto the innovation bandwagon. How is innovation best performed? Can guidelines for innovation be created? The survey presented five key innovation practices which delivered the highest improvements in performance. CROWDSOURCING. Once upon a time innovation was a technique practiced by lone inventors.

Gartner Research Insights: 5 Innovation Hacks to Boost your Digital Return

Qmarkets

Hackathons, internal innovation programs, open innovation, technology acquisitions…these days it seems like everyone is jumping onto the innovation bandwagon. How is innovation best performed? Can guidelines for innovation be created? The survey presented five key innovation practices which delivered the highest improvements in performance. CROWDSOURCING. Once upon a time innovation was a technique practiced by lone inventors.

Qmarkets Fall Product Release 2019: Making Innovation Engagement Easy

Qmarkets

Discover how these new features and developments – both big and small – can have a dramatic impact on helping your organization deliver repeatable, value-driving innovations. When you have an innovation management system that generates hundreds or even thousands of ideas, one of the most critical functions of the tool is its ability to automatically and efficiently ‘filter the gold from the gravel’. This is why engagement is such a crucial aspect of any innovation project.

Qmarkets Fall Product Release 2019: Making Innovation Engagement Easy

Qmarkets

Discover how these new features and developments – both big and small – can have a dramatic impact on helping your organization deliver repeatable, value-driving innovations. When you have an innovation management system that generates hundreds or even thousands of ideas, one of the most critical functions of the tool is its ability to automatically and efficiently ‘filter the gold from the gravel’. This is why engagement is such a crucial aspect of any innovation project.

Qmarkets Product Release Fall 2019: Making Innovation Engagement Easy…

Qmarkets

Discover how these new features and developments – both big and small – can have a dramatic impact on helping your organization deliver repeatable, value-driving innovations. When you have an innovation management system that generates hundreds or even thousands of ideas, one of the most critical functions of the tool is its ability to automatically and efficiently ‘filter the gold from the gravel’. This is why engagement is such a crucial aspect of any innovation project.

Qmarkets Product Release Fall 2019: Making Innovation Engagement Easy…

Qmarkets

Discover how these new features and developments – both big and small – can have a dramatic impact on helping your organization deliver repeatable, value-driving innovations. When you have an innovation management system that generates hundreds or even thousands of ideas, one of the most critical functions of the tool is its ability to automatically and efficiently ‘filter the gold from the gravel’. This is why engagement is such a crucial aspect of any innovation project.

Announcing the 2016 Innovation Management Award Winners

IdeaScale

Having received some fantastic entries, we have officially chosen and are extremely pleased to share our winners for the 2016 Innovation Management Awards. The City of Calgary is the winner of the Best Engagement Strategy for their myCityInnovation campaign, an internal program which is part of the broader City innovation program Civic Innovation YYC. National Cancer Institute—Best Innovation.