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Deadline for the 2018 Innovation Management Awards Extended

Deadline Extended

IdeaScale is offering innovators from around the world an extra week to complete their submission for the Innovation Management Awards. This is our fifth annual award series and we honor winners in three categories: best innovation engagement strategy, best innovation process, and best innovation. Why did we pick the categories that we did? Well, every … Continued

Innovation Programs in Companies: The Rise of the Innovation Department

Innovation Department

Companies of all sizes are organizing their innovation programs around their crowds these days. The reason for this is because a great deal of research has emerged that proves the power not just of valuable ideas, but connections between valuable ideas. That’s why companies use systems like IdeaScale where anyone (customers, employees, partners) can submit … Continued

Needs and Problems in the Nonprofit Sector

Problems in the Nonprofit Sector

Tackling massive problems such as social injustice, income inequality, healthcare availability, sustainability (among others) requires innovation, a process by which ideas are transformed into implemented services or products. This process, however, is not as easy as it sounds for nonprofit organizations. In a “management for nonprofits” article, I read that innovation is a crucial factor … Continued

Is Your Company Culture Anti-Innovation?

In a recent article from Harvard Business Review, researchers reported that one of the most common barriers to innovation is internal politics. But the second most commonly cited barrier was cultural issues. When we looked at that response, we were wondering how a company culture might be inhospitable to innovation and we looked at some … Continued

Research is Collaborative

Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) is an open, networked community that brings together science, data and information technology practitioners. ESIP is supported by NASA, NOAA,  USGS and 110+ member organizations all working together to collaboratively share research, funding opportunities, and to network with one another. According to ESIP their mission is to foster connection between … Continued