How it works
Exceptional and unconventional talent is present everywhere.
Creative people are also collaborative.
Innovation through collaboration requires a platform.
ideaken enables enterprises when they need to collaborate to innovate, with employees, customers, research vendors, academia or with the global pool of talent. ideaken, a software as a service platform, is powered by innovation centric collaboration techniques, best practices & processes bundled into one single service conducive for open innovation.
innovation Seeker – Is an individual or an enterprise who is seeking the innovation by offering an reward or incentive they deem right.
innovation Solver – are the individuals who wish to solve the challenge the challenge seeker has posted, for reward, recognition and most importantly intellectual satisfaction.
Please see appropriate section(s) below for details
innovation seeker – Is an individual or an enterprise who is seeking the innovation by offering an reward or incentive they deem right.
Step 1 – Define the challenge and submit it to the desired solver base
The desired solver base can be derived using the basic models below. Please select appropriate model(s) from the list below to visualize your customized model.
Innovate with the help of fixed set nominated individuals
Seeker team uses the basic workflow to identify team leader and sponsor. The designated sponsor approves the challenge before it gets submitted to solvers. In a smaller or leaner enterprise(s), workflow roles can be performed by single individual. Seeker team can track a challenge schedule in real time to act on any bottleneck.
Step 2 – Collaborate with solvers
During this step you, as a seeker, is in a waiting stage while solvers work on the solution using three stage approach a) Generate ideas b) Make solution c) Finalize solution.
Ideaken will promote the challenge during this time to attract more solvers or motivate existing solvers.
While the solution is in the making, Seeker can monitor the progress; using a dashboard where he can track the number of participating and active solvers.
Step 3 – Reward the positive outcome
Once the predefined schedule for making solution is over, all the solutions created by solvers are submitted to the seeker team.
Seeker's Reviewer team members evaluates the solutions, sponsor takes the final call on which solution meets the expectations most optimally and rewards the corresponding solver(s)
The solution(s) seeker has selected is formally handed over to the seeker with the documentation.
Seekers have the final say in deciding if solution meets the expectation or not, reward is paid out only if seeker is satisfied, in case of non satisfaction reward is refunded back to the seeker.
The spirit of collaborative innovation lives on with seeker’s fair play, appreciating solvers efforts and rewarding the deserving one.
Submit a challenge and start seeking innovation
innovation Solver – are the individuals who wish to solve the challenges the challenge seeker has posted, for reward, recognition and most importantly intellectual satisfaction.
Step 1 – Select a challenge
You as a solver can identify the challenge(s) in the area of your expertise, and domain of your interest. ideaken also recommends that you try out the challenges not in your domain of interest as well, it has been proven that skill mismatch (chemical engineer solving a mechanical problem and vice versa) at times can bring in surprisingly favourable results.
Platform provides a facility to segregate the challenges you come across into 1) Challenges you currently work on b) Bookmark – so you can have a look later c) Hide – you want these challenges out of your way, which you can un-hide later if required.
Step 2 – Collaborate to innovate
Each solver gets a work-area to come up with a solution for the challenge at hand. The view provides easy access to the challenge brief and the expectations. Solver can work on the solution at their own pace as long as it falls within the timelines allocated for the challenge.
Solution can be submitted by an individual or a team.
Solver solve innovations using a three stage approach a) Generate ideas b) Make solution c) Finalize solution
Step 3 – Get rewarded
During this stage, Seeker selects the best solution meeting the seeker teams expectations optimally and rewards the monetary reward and/or non monetary to the selected solver(s). The spirit of open innovation lives on when the deserving solver gets the reward, rest give applause and prepare to take on next challenge, solver will never finish without the feeling of an accomplishment.
Identify a challenge to work on and start solving innovation
Enterprises edition provides features mentioned in Seeker and Solver sections above, plus the following additional features.
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Submit a challenge and start seeking innovation
ideaken is about the belief that Exceptional & unconventional talent is present everywhere .Creative people are also collaborative. And the break through ideas can come from … anywhere!
We extend above belief by providing a platform and services which enables Crowdsourcing for ideas and solutions.
Run by group of professionals with strong personal interest in the subject of Crowdsourcing combined with technological knowhow for the connected world, ideaken strives to delight you and make the world a better place, one idea at a time!