In A Guide to Open Innovation and Crowdsourcing; Advice from Leading Experts in the Field, one of the authors writes “the open innovation professional is a rare breed – part entrepreneur, part deal marker, alliance manager, and part project manager.” We’ve found this to be true of the people who run IdeaScale programs. What this means is that the innovation professionals that we know are a peculiar (and rewarding) combination of risk-taker and diplomat.

IdeaScale interviewed some if its top clients and found that the best innovators had some qualities in common.

Do you know what makes someone a great innovator?

Download this infographic and learn more about what to look for in great innovation teams.

Infographic: Top 10 Qualities of Innovators