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About Us

Distributed in a previously unsearchable crowd are insights, flashes of genius and ideas that would never have been evident from job applications, resumes or consulting brochures.

InnoCentive provides the network, methodology, platform, and expert support needed for the innovative potential of this connected world to be fully realised.

The idea for InnoCentive came to Alph Bingham and Aaron Schacht in 1998 while working at the pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly and Company, during a brainstorming session exploring the application of the Internet to business.  In 2001, InnoCentive was launched. We have been enabling corporations, government, and nonprofits across a range of industries to embrace the power of the crowd ever since.

“We imagined during this brainstorming session a web-based system that would attract hundreds or even thousands of minds to tackle a problem in organic syntheses, more effectively exploring the vast domain of solution space.  In later days, as we talked about this “molecule.com,” we came more fully to three realizations: there will always be someone smarter outside of your team or organization; getting a diverse range of fresh perspectives is key to effective problem solving; and asking the right question in the right way is critical to eliciting the answers you need. These went on to be central pillars of InnoCentive”.

Alpheus Bingham, InnoCentive Co-Founder and Board Member

InnoCentive Sets Itself Apart

Proven Methodology
Unrivalled Solver Network
PhD-Level Innovation Experts
Comprehensive Innovation Management Software

Key Stats


2000 +

External Challenges



Total Solutions Submitted


$50 + Million

Total Dollars Posted

Global Solver Network




Nearly 200


InnoCentive Locations

Worldwide Headquarters

InnoCentive, Inc.
265 Winter Street, 2nd Floor
MA 02451
Phone: +1-978-482-3300

EMEA Headquarters

InnoCentive EMEA Ltd.
344-354 Grays Inn Road
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0) 207 224 0110

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