Wed 3 April 2013, by Noémie BACK

Openideo, unlimited authorized doping

IDEO, a must-know design and innovation consultancy company. And now, OpenIDEO, a must-know open innovation platform to solve big challenges for social good together.

The creativity, the active participation and the nice user-interface makes OpenIDEO a reference in these times. Challenges are posted on weekly/monthly basis and accompanied by moderators through different timed process steps (inspiration, concepting, applause, refinement, evaluation, winning concept). You or an association, a group of people, a company, etc can post an idea, develop it, etc.

I did the exercise myself a few months ago on the Biodiverse-city, one of my battle and participated to the challenge: How might we restore vibrancy in cities and regions facing economic decline? I liked the concept but it takes time to follow and develop. I would definitely advice companies, groups of people, students, professors to use it as a tool for team-building, creative sessions, co-creation times, exercises, etc! It involves an interesting way to interact between colleagues and with the online global community.

We could criticize the trend of all big companies launching their own open-community platform for attracting talents to produce the best ideas and solutions for free for them, the BMW Guggenheim lab, the ………………. but they constitute nowadays a great mine of ideas, inspirations & learnings.