Learn about your role in the ideation process
An Introduction to Innovation
What is collaborative innovation?

Collaborative innovation, as a form of crowdsourcing, is the process in which a group or community of individuals collectively participate in offering solutions to specific business problems. To that end, this site is your digital portal, your interface to the ongoing discussion. Here, you might be asked to provide helpful insight into product design and enhancement, detail methods to make an internal process more efficient and cost-effective, or identify the newest, most exciting ideas in an industry.

How is the platform organized?

Potential business problems or key areas of impact are identified by program administrators. A sponsor will then launch an initiative to the greater innovation community, and articulate a theme, goal or call-to-action that details the topic under consideration. The initiative becomes the focal point, the workstation where the collective intelligence of users like you stimulates the growth and development of fresh ideas and solutions.

How do I get involved?

Collaborative innovation is people-powered, which means your participation is essential to success. You can contribute by staying up-to-date with the latest innovation announcements, submitting solutions to targeted initiatives, and offering support and inspiration to fellow collaborators. Access the platform through your web-browser, or on-the-go with your mobile device.

Ready to get started?

Check out the list of available initiatives and jump right in.

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Frequently Asked Questions
What are the benefits to participating?

The main benefits to participating in a collaborative innovation network include having your voice heard, enjoying the opportunity to help shape the culture and direction of your organization, and being recognized for your valuable contributions. Additionally, some initiatives may offer top participants incentives such as cash rewards, technology prizes, pitch opportunities and mentoring.

How do I contribute?
Can I make updates to my submission(s)?
Where can I see all of my submissions?
What happens to my submission?
How do I update my profile?
Can I change my email notifications?
What is an action item?