“What if you could call upon anyone in the entire world to bring brilliant thinking to your challenges?”
“What if you could engage the minds of your workforce regardless of function, discipline or expertise to apply innovative thinking across your business?”
The concept of Open Innovation (OI) has the power and potential to change the way people communicate and work forever, and Solverboard’s vision is to bring OI further into the mainstream.
Anyone anywhere can contribute brilliant and original thinking to social and commercial challenges.
Post a challenge in minutes, tap into a global crowd of solvers, filter and asses their solutions and reward or promote the best ideas.
We believe in the potential of open innovation so much we’ve made it completely FREE to use - no joining fee, no listing fee. So what is stopping you?
Our ENTERPRISE platform provides the same simple and intuitive design with additional functionality to create a safe and secure internal innovation management system.
Extend your network of innovators out to trusted partners or suppliers allowing you to create an ‘open’ innovation community to solve any organisational challenge.
Engage employees across your organisation regardless of location, discipline or function and get them collaborating.
Provide engagement, communication and knowledge transfer to place innovation and shared thinking at the heart of your organisation.Learn More
Challengers set challenges and Solvers solve them.
Everything about each challenge – from the level of detail to the type and value of the potential reward – is set by the Challenger, and solvers offer up a solution.
The solutions are assessed by the Challenger and/or the Solverboard community, with the best one earning the reward – or in the case of Solverboard Social, bringing fresh thinking to some of the world’s biggest problems.
Bill Joy - Founder, Sun Microsystems
To get started on OPEN, complete your profile. You’ll then get access to your dashboard - an overview of the challenges you’ve set, the solutions you’re working on and submitted, your watch-list, payment details, and your organisation profile if you’re setting challenges. You can also filter your skills and the types of challenges you’re interested in solving here too.
If the ENTERPRISE version is your thing, Simply CLICK HERE to set yourself up as an administrator for your organisation and start customising your homepage.
Start by defining what your challenge is, what detail you’d like to see in the solutions, how you will assess and score solutions, your timeframe and what incentive or reward you will offer.
Your reward doesn’t have to just be monetary. You can offer anything from placements, the chance to collaborate, even royalties and everything in between, depending on what you think will be most likely to engage Solvers on your challenge. On our SOCIAL challenges the rewards are not the primary focus – they’re about contributing to making the world a better place.
For ENTERPRISE the incentive may be recognition, the chance to form part of the project team or even career progression opportunities.
Start the Innovation Phase by publishing your challenge.
If you are a Solver, search for challenges and post a solution.
At the end of the Innovation Phase the challenge is closed and the Assessment Phase starts.
Use the Solverboard community or your ENTERPRISE community to help you select the best solutions or, if you prefer, assess on an individual, closed basis. Keep everyone engaged by responding to comments and providing feedback on the solutions to your challenge.
For commercial challenges on OPEN, and for our ENTERPRISE users, it’s now decision time.
The selection process is simplified through the “Solverboard” - a leaderboard scoring system that takes the aggregates of scores from your assessors to help guide your decision.
You can choose to recognise and reward solutions that may not answer the full challenge but go a long way towards doing so; we call these part-solutions.
For Social challenges, solutions are upvoted throughout the duration, helping to surface the best ideas to the engaged community.
For commercial challenges on OPEN, the challenge process is concluded by rewarding your Solver or Solvers.
This is fully automated with any associated IPR and funds transferred between the Solver and Challenger at the same time.