Talk to people on the ground. For modern-day explorers, this means investing in customer analytics, inclusive data policies and local innovation challenges. Take Water 4 Life, which used Standard Bank's IdeaScale platform to ask people from Africa for practical ideas to combat water scarcity. The result was an influx of submissions consisting of everything from solar-powered water purification systems to ecofriendly bottle showers.
Ginning up ideas isn’t always the hard part in academic innovation. Instead, more and more leaders working on digital initiatives at colleges are finding themselves with a less technical challenge: strategic communications.
In a big boost to one of our core values, The QED Group was declared the winner for Best Innovation at the IdeaScale Innovation Management Awards. The award was presented in recognition of QED's newly developed interactive platform called SHARE.
"We make our products for our customers," he says. "So part of that is making sure we’re putting what they want in the box. And so now, very early on, prior to the release of a product actually, we have IdeaScale up, and we're collecting ideas from customers on the functionality and models they want to see."
How the IdeaScale Crowdsourcing Platform Achieved FedRAMP Status
Tim Sussman, vice president of public-sector initiatives at IdeaScale, said that FedRAMP status will “make it easier for customers to move their crowdsourcing initiatives forward with the full confidence of their information technology teams behind them.”
Customer agencies use the platform as part of efforts to innovate and engage with citizens
Ideascale has obtained Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program certification for a cloud-based software platform designed to help agencies collect innovation ideas from public and private communities.
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How do companies on the Inc. 5000 list grow so rapidly? We interview Inc. 5000 companies’ CEOs to break down what they do differently and find out as much as possible about their ‘secret sauce’. Today, we interview Robert Hoehn, co-founder and CEO of IdeaScale.