InnoCentive is the global pioneer in crowdsourced innovation. We help innovation-driven organizations solve their critical business, scientific and technical problems by harnessing the power of the crowd. Through InnoCentive, organizations can augment their organization with a vast on-demand workforce, share risk, discover diverse perspectives and make unexpected partnerships.
We offer our proven Challenge Driven Innovation methodology, diverse global network of over 380,000 problem Solvers – all separately and specifically registered with InnoCentive - and purpose-built technology, as well as accompanying training and program management services.
Over the past 16 years, InnoCentive has partnered with leading "Seeker" organizations from around the world, including AstraZeneca, NASA, Lumina Foundation and Essity, to help them transform their economics of innovation through rapid solution delivery and the development of sustainable open innovation programs.
A global firm with a holistic offering capable of delivering diverse perspectives and actionable solutions to a range of problems and needs.
**Rapidly Gain Access to Ideas and Solutions**
IP treatments and award amounts are agreed to by all parties upfront, meaning you promptly gain access to awarded ideas and solutions.
**Share Information with Confidence**
Our Challenge Specific Agreements can prohibit certain information sharing. This means Seekers can disclose more details and Solvers can submit confidential information, ultimately allowing you, the Seeker, to receive actionable and detailed solutions, rather than just conversation starters.
**Maximize Your Chances of Success**
We’ve run over 2,000 Challenges, with over $20 million being paid out in awards. In 2016, 80% of Challenges were awarded. Forrester found that leading forest products company, Essity, received 74% ROI with a payback period of less than 3 months from their work with InnoCentive.