How they describe themselves: Innovation Agency is a leading consultancy firm in the field of innovation with a presence in the United States of America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia. We pride ourselves on our ability to access the untapped wealth of knowledge that resides within an organisation’s idea-sharing and problem-solving networks. In the field of organisational Network Analysis Innovations, our knowledge and experience is without equal. Using detailed innovation maturity assessments, we are able to accurately map social and organisational networks. This is used to structure innovation initiatives in a way that ensures the greatest possible benefit for our clients’ unique requirements.
How they describe their product/innovation: Innovation Café is an advanced crowdsourcing innovation platform for companies to engage their innovation communities. It is highly configurable and provides for both private and public ecologies, as well as emergent and structured innovation approaches. It is a lightweight platform with advanced white labelling and custom theme capabilities. The platform’s versatility gives it the ability to integrate with multiple systems including SharePoint, Oracle, and WebSphere. It provides detailed reporting and is capable of dealing with high volumes of traffic, users, and ideas. It has sophisticated social ranking and rating mechanisms. Crowd sourcing and community collaboration focus attention on business objectives that are enhanced through idea challenges.