Diverse Perspectives and Effective Problem Solving

Our network, methodology, platform, and expert support provide everything you need for crowdsourcing innovation, whether you want to tap smart minds outside or inside your organization.

Diverse Perspectives and Effective Problem Solving

Our network, methodology, platform, and expert support provide everything you need for crowdsourcing innovation, whether you want to tap smart minds outside or inside your organization.

Premium Challenges

Tap our diverse global network of nearly 500,000 creative and smart minds.

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Wazoku

Engage and promote collaboration amongst your employees, customers, partners, and suppliers.

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Premium Challenges

Tap our diverse global network of nearly 500,000 creative and smart minds.

Learn More >

Wazoku

Engage and promote collaboration amongst your employees, customers, partners, and suppliers.

Learn More >

Premium Challenges

Formulate your pressing problem or need as a Challenge and post to our diverse global network of nearly 500,000 creative and smart minds to tackle. Gain detailed proposals and even working prototypes within weeks.

Premium Challenges

Formulate your pressing problem or need as a Challenge and post to our diverse global network of nearly 500,000 creative and smart minds to tackle. Gain detailed proposals and even working prototypes within weeks.

Case Studies

How it Works

1 Typically we begin with a workshop, where we provide Challenge Driven InnovationTM (CDI) training and help you identify and develop appropriate problems and needs.
2 Our PhD-educated Challenge Experts work with you to decompose and formulate the problems or needs as ‘Challenges’.
3 Challenges are posted, anonymously if desired, to our network of creative and smart minds we call ‘Solvers’, who submit their solutions.
4 You evaluate the proposed solutions and select those to award. You only have to award solutions that fully meet your needs, except with Ideation Challenges where awards are guaranteed. All of this is done via our secure online platform.
5 InnoCentive administers all award payments and IP transfers or licensing. You receive the contact details of all awarded Solvers, allowing you to directly engage with winning Solvers as needed in the future, perhaps as a consultant or employee.
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How it Works

1 Typically we begin with a workshop, where we provide Challenge Driven InnovationTM (CDI) training and help you identify and develop appropriate problems and needs.
2 Our PhD-educated Challenge Experts work with you to decompose and formulate the problems or needs as ‘Challenges’.
3 Challenges are posted, anonymously if desired, to our network of creative and smart minds we call ‘Solvers’, who submit their solutions.
4 You evaluate the proposed solutions and select those to award. You only have to award solutions that fully meet your needs, except with Ideation Challenges where awards are guaranteed. All of this is done via our secure online platform.
5 InnoCentive administers all award payments and IP transfers or licensing. You receive the contact details of all awarded Solvers, allowing you to directly engage with winning Solvers as needed in the future, perhaps as a consultant or employee.
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Features

Features

Nearly 500,000 Diverse and Creative Minds

Our network of Solvers – all separately and specifically registered with InnoCentive – report expertise in a variety of fields including chemistry, life sciences, engineering, statistics, information technology, food and crop science, and business. They are located all around the world and nearly 60% are educated to Masters Level or above.

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Nearly 500,000 Diverse and Creative Minds

Our network of Solvers – all separately and specifically registered with InnoCentive – report expertise in a variety of fields including chemistry, life sciences, engineering, statistics, information technology, food and crop science, and business. They are located all around the world and nearly 60% are educated to Masters Level or above.

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Challenge Types to Meet All Needs

We have five main types of Challenges, allowing you to find anything from early-stage ideas to full prototypes:

  • Ideation Challenges: run a global brainstorm for breakthrough ideas
  • Theoretical Challenges: receive in-depth written proposals.
  • Reduction to Practice (RTP) Challenges: receive experimentally validated solutions.
  • Electronic Request for Partner (eRFP) Challenges: discover partners or suppliers.
  • Showcase Challenges: uncover innovative entrepreneurs or startups within a particular discipline.
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Challenge Types to Meet All Needs

We have five main types of Challenges, allowing you to find anything from early-stage ideas to full prototypes:

  • Ideation Challenges: run a global brainstorm for breakthrough ideas
  • Theoretical Challenges: receive in-depth written proposals.
  • Reduction to Practice (RTP) Challenges: receive experimentally validated solutions.
  • Electronic Request for Partner (eRFP) Challenges: discover partners or suppliers.
  • Showcase Challenges: uncover innovative entrepreneurs or startups within a particular discipline.
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