Innovation Challenges


Software to Transfrom Employee Ideas Into Impact

Capture targeted ideas around specific topics, surface the best ideas faster using wisdom of crowds, transform more ideas into impact.

“An organization should have effective idea generation and development processes to create new offerings, both by generating a broad and diverse set of ideas and by converting these ideas into profitable business concepts.”



Software Designed to Save Time and Maximize Engagement

An easy-to-use platform that supports your employee ideation program from idea collection to measured results.

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Collect Targeted Ideas from One Team or Your Entire Company

Post a challenge and invite participants to submit ideas and solutions. 

  • Target and Control Access

    Limit visibility and access to specific departments, or open up your challenge to the entire company.

  • Duplicate Idea Detection

    Automatically detect and display similar ideas while a user is posting their solution to avoid duplicates and improve collaboration. 

  • Customizable Submission Form

    Customize the fields that are collected on the submission of new ideas, solutions, or projects. 

Collect and Collaborate

Collaborate Around and Automatically Surface the Best Ideas

Allow participants to comment on ideas, rank entries using voting, and collaborate in real time.

  • Real Time Chat

    Collaborate with participants in real time to elevate ideas and improve them.

  • Mentions and Notifications

    Enable collaboration by automatically notifying users when activity relevant to them is happening. 

  • Crowd Voting

    Save decision makers time by leveraging the wisdom of respondents to automatically surface valuable ideas.

Assign Decision Makers to Evaluate Ideas on Custom Criteria

Assign internal or external stakeholders to rank solutions and aggregate their opinions into a single score.

  • Create Custom Scorecards

    Customize your evaluation criteria to match organizational goals and processes.

  • Smart Routing

    Automatically route ideas and assign ownership based on department, location, or category. 

  • Past Due Reminders

    Hold owners accountable by automatically sending them reminders for past due evaluations and reviews.


Select and Award Winning Solutions

After reviewing and picking the best solutions, award winning entries with cash or non-monetary prizes.

  • Customizable Prize Types

    Offer a wide variety of incentives to participate in your challenges. Examples include gift cards, lunch with the CEO, or 10 hours a week to test and implement a selected idea.

  • Gamification and Leaderboards

    Award users points for completing value added activities and add a fun competitive element to your community with leaderboards. 

Track and Implement Ideas While Measuring the Metrics that Matter

Understand your organizations current innovation health, activity, and impact in under 30 seconds.

  • ROI and Outcome Analytics

    Easily compare solutions based on value, cost, and time to implement to see the real time projected versus actual performance of your program.

  • Engagement Metrics

    Track the percentage of your community who are actively participating in your community and automatically prompt them to engage.

  • Custom Report Builder

    Create custom reports to visualize the metrics that matter to your program.


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Designed to Save Time and Maximize Impact

Workflows and Stages

Customize the steps and approvals ideas go through from collection to implementation.

Challenges to Target Feedback

Capture targeted feedback around specific topics related to organizational goals.

Annoucements and Notifications

Automatically notify submitters and relevant stakeholders on updates and progress. 

Custom Scorecards

Create scorecards with custom criteria and automatically assign judges to evaluate submissions.

Gamification and Prizes

Incentivize participation with gamification, a leaderboard, and prizes for participation.

Participation Analytics

Track participations and activity in your hackathon by group and location.

"I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to use. We're all busy and don't need something that's cumbersome."

Vanessa Taylor

Vanessa Taylor

Medical Home Manager at Sanford

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