Open Innovation


Innovate with Customers, Startups, or the Public to Create the Future

Collect solutions, surface the best ones faster, track engagement and impact.

“By reaching beyond corporate borders, a company can import lower-cost, higher-quality ideas from a wide array of world-class experts to improve the speed, quality and cost of innovation.”



An Easy to Use, Highly Configurable Platform to Support Open Innovation from Initial Collection to Measuring Impact

Capture Targeted Solutions from Customers, Startups, or the Public

Invite stakeholders to capture solutions, designs, or ideas based on targeted topics. 

  • Control Participation and Access

    Limit visibility and access to specific companies or groups, or open up participation to the public.

  • Real Time Chat

    Collaborate with participants on posted solutions in real time to get clarification and ask questions.

  • Customizable Submission Form

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

Collect and Collaborate

Judge Solutions Based on Custom Criteria and Award Winners

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. 

  • Automatically Assign Reviewers

    Assign specific groups of users to assess each idea based on custom scorecarding criteria. 

  • Award and Notify Winners

    After judges have selected winners, optionally award them with custom prizes like funding or non-monetary incentives.

Track Engagement and Impact While Communicating Progress at Scale

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

  • 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.



Designed to Save Time and Maximize Impact

Build or Join Teams

Empower teams to find skills or enable participants to discover projects they're interested in.

Real Time Team Workspace

Provide a space for teams to share files, build out solutions and collaborate in real time.

Annoucements and Notifications

Automatically notify submitters and relevant stakeholders on updates and progress. 

Collaborative Judging

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.

"The platform is very intuitive and we appreciated the ability to track and manage solutions as they came through the system. Evaluation and collaboration was easily achieved at scale with over 300 solutions being routed to 30+ different evaluators. "

Darcy Lorenzon

Darcy Lorenzon

VP of Strategy at ProHealth Care

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