Category Idea Management

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Developing an “Internal Kickstarter” program at Fidelity Investments

The Fidelity Center for Applied Technology (FCAT) is the innovation lab of Fidelity Investments. FCAT’s role is to explore new technologies and methods on behalf of the functional business units at the company. In 2013, FCAT began discussing the idea of starting an internal “Kickstarter” program and assigned me to prepare the research. My boss […]

Mindjet and Spigit to Merge Idea-Generation Platforms

Continuing the trend of consolidation in the open innovation industry, Spigit (a leading idea management platform) has merged with Mindjet (a task management and workflow platform). The merger represents a larger trend towards platformization of innovation – applications that large corporations can build into their day-to-day architecture and processes and scale up in order to […]

Lessons Learned By A Major Automaker with a Kickstarter-like Inititative

A recent interview with an Innovation Manager at one of the major US based automakers led to discussions on a Kickstarter.com-like challenge they ran with employees. The goal was to enable their workers,┬áthose that make and market their automobiles, to develop innovations from the front lines. Employees formed small teams, developed their ideas, and submitted […]

Co-Creation and Open Innovation – A Primer

HYVI Innovation posted this short video a few years ago on open innovation accomplished with customer co-creation – it’s worth a watch for a number of examples of how firms have leveraged customer feedback and empathy improve products or services. Related articles How Top Enterprises Are Utilizing Open Innovation (openinnovation.net) How Top Enterprises Utilize Open […]