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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InnoCentive@Work

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 >

InnoCentive@Work

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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Rapid Access to Ideas and Solutions

IP treatments and award amounts are agreed to by all parties upfront. Following the conclusion of a Challenge, you promptly gain access to awarded ideas and solutions – no subsequent contract negotiations lasting months and stopping momentum.

Rapid Access to Ideas and Solutions

IP treatments and award amounts are agreed to by all parties upfront. Following the conclusion of a Challenge, you promptly gain access to awarded ideas and solutions – no subsequent contract negotiations lasting months and stopping momentum.

Share Information under Confidentiality

Our Challenge Specific Agreements, which must be agreed and adhered to by all those involved in a Challenge, can prohibit the sharing of any information contained in the Challenge details or submissions, unless stated otherwise. This additional layer of security means that you can disclose more details and Solvers can submit proposals containing confidential information, ultimately allowing you to receive actionable and detailed solutions, rather than just conversation starters.

Share Information under Confidentiality

Our Challenge Specific Agreements, which must be agreed and adhered to by all those involved in a Challenge, can prohibit the sharing of any information contained in the Challenge details or submissions, unless stated otherwise. This additional layer of security means that you can disclose more details and Solvers can submit proposals containing confidential information, ultimately allowing you to receive actionable and detailed solutions, rather than just conversation starters.

Proven Framework

To date, we have run over 2,500 Premium Challenges across a range of industries, with over $20 million being paid out in awards. In 2016, 80% of Challenges were awarded. Independent studies conducted by Forrester found that Syngenta and Essity (formerly SCA) received 182% and 74% ROI respectively, with a payback period of less than three months.

Proven Framework

To date, we have run over 2,500 Premium Challenges across a range of industries, with over $20 million being paid out in awards. In 2016, 80% of Challenges were awarded. Independent studies conducted by Forrester found that Syngenta and Essity (formerly SCA) received 182% and 74% ROI respectively, with a payback period of less than three months.

Completely Customizable

Whether you are looking for Challenge marketing, additional advisory services, a white-label solution, events or multi-stage Challenge programs, our packages are fully customizable and can be supplemented with a range of add-ons.

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Completely Customizable

Whether you are looking for Challenge marketing, additional advisory services, a white-label solution, events or multi-stage Challenge programs, our packages are fully customizable and can be supplemented with a range of add-ons.

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InnoCentive@Work

Our secure cloud platform applies Challenge Driven Innovation internally within your organization, allowing you to easily engage and promote collaboration amongst your employees, customers, partners, and suppliers. You maintain complete control over which audiences Challenges are distributed to.

A customizable, all-in-one solution for your internal crowdsourcing

The platform handles the entire Challenge lifecycle—from idea and suggestion capture through Challenge formulation, posting, open discussions and collaboration, evaluation, and awards—and enables both InnoCentive-facilitated as well as customer-led Challenge formulation and development. With incorporated reporting dashboards, InnoCentive@Work provides a unique view of your innovation portfolio and strategy and allows for continuous tracking and improvement.

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