At any point in time, an organization may require different services from an open innovation provider. Does an idea need to be produced? If the idea exists, does its description, specifications or requirements need to be defined? Has it been prototyped and tested? And, if so, can it now be delivered as a marketable product or service? To meet the full range of solution requirements, InnoCentive offers four Challenge types:
The Big Idea: InnoCentive Ideation ChallengeSM A global brainstorm for producing a breakthrough idea. This could include ideas for a new product line, a new commercial application for a current product, or even a viral marketing idea for recruiting new customers. Get Started! Because this Challenge type does not require IP transfer, you can get started quickly with the simplified Master Services Agreement
The Design: Theoretical Challenge A design that implements an idea but is not yet a proof of concept. A solution to a Theoretical Challenge will solidify the Solverâ€™s concept with detailed descriptions, specifications and requirements necessary to bringing a good idea closer to becoming an actual product or service.
The Proof: RTP Challenge A prototype that proves an idea. Once you have a theory or design for a product or service, an RTP Challenge requests that Solvers prove their solution will work within your specific needs, decision criteria and manufacturing parameters.
The Final Product: eRFP Challenge A request for a partner or supplier to provide materials or expertise to help solve a business challenge. Utilize the InnoCentive network to find businesses or consultants that have already developed the technology you need or have the experience to help you develop it yourself. Get Started! Because this Challenge type does not require IP transfer, you can get started quickly with the simplified Master Services Agreement