The open innovation marketplace

I know you’re probably tired of hearing about marketplaces — an overused term right up there with ecosystems — but they’re a popular model, especially those that bring together ‘seekers’ and ‘solvers’ to collaborate on business problems for financial incentives. Apple, American Express and other large companies are already using variations on this model to source development talent and related services.

Innocentive is a good example of an open innovation marketplace with a broad focus on business and not-for-profit goals, allowing individuals and companies to connect on everything from life sciences to business development to game theory. If you’re up for another marketplace, Innocentive is worth a look.


One response to “The open innovation marketplace

  1. Hi Cynthia,
    Thanks for a great post, and for your mention of InnoCentive. I’m always happy to talk to you if you’d like to learn more about our recent success stories. You might want to check out our Press Release page for a story we released yesterday, on a solar powered wireless router, developed by a Solver in Texas, for an non profit in India. Very neat story!

    Liz Moise
    Marketing Manager

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