SOURCE: InnoCentive

June 25, 2008 09:00 ET

InnoCentive Launches Suite of Professional Training and Technical Services to Foster Open Innovation Within Seeker Organizations

Through Its ONRAMP Program, InnoCentive Will Offer Educational Workshops on Innovation, Internal Communications and ROI Analysis

WALTHAM, MA--(Marketwire - June 25, 2008) - InnoCentive, Inc., the global innovation marketplace, today unveiled its new ONRAMP program (Open iNnovation Rapid Adoption Methods and Practices). ONRAMP is a suite of upfront and ongoing professional services and technical resources, designed to help Seeker companies adopt prize-based open innovation rapidly and successfully within their organizations.

InnoCentive's ONRAMP services include: planning and goal setting sessions, Challenge formulation and best practices training, internal communications tools and performance monitoring. InnoCentive will offer these services through in-person workshops with InnoCentive's Client Services team and through a secure Seeker portal extranet site, managed by InnoCentive.

News Highlights:

-- InnoCentive is launching ONRAMP in two versions, ONRAMP, which comprises the full suite of ONRAMP services, and ONRAMP Express, which is a "getting started" subset of the full ONRAMP version.

-- ONRAMP Workshops help Seeker executives and Champions facilitate the cultural change necessitated by adopting prize-based open innovation, introducing best practices for informing, involving and educating stakeholders on the importance of prize-based open innovation and the value that InnoCentive brings to the process.

-- ONRAMP offers a secure extranet site for Seeker organizations to view Challenges, Solver submissions and evaluations, and to communicate with InnoCentive and with one another.

-- ONRAMP provides technologists, scientists and managers at Seeker organizations with the knowledge and understanding needed to fully utilize and benefit from InnoCentive's online marketplace, from defining a Challenge accurately to evaluating solutions.

-- Developed and delivered by InnoCentive's team of scientists, PhDs and consultants, ONRAMP provides InnoCentive clients with the best practices gained from many years of research and thought leadership in the field of open innovation.

-- ONRAMP and ONRAMP Express are available for purchase from any authorized InnoCentive business partner as well as directly from InnoCentive.

Company quotes:

Tom Venable, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing

"When companies decide to embrace prize-based open innovation, organizational readiness and managed implementations are critical to achieving the goals of the initiative and ensuring a high ROI. Successful innovators recognize that incorporating professional consulting services in their open innovation strategy will ensure that their investment is maximized and their innovation goals are exceeded. Whether our clients choose to engage with one of our business partners or purchase ONRAMP, they will know that they have the innovation implementation techniques they need to be successful."

About InnoCentive

Founded in 2001, InnoCentive built the first global web community for open innovation, enabling scientists, engineers, professionals and entrepreneurs to collaborate to deliver breakthrough solutions for R&D-driven organizations. InnoCentive Seekers, who collectively spend billions of dollars on R&D, submit complex problems to the InnoCentive Marketplace where more than 145,000 engineers, scientists, inventors, business people, and research organizations in more than 175 countries are invited to solve them. Solvers who deliver the most innovative solutions receive financial awards ranging up to US$1,000,000. InnoCentive's Seekers include commercial, government and non-profit organizations such as Procter & Gamble, Avery Dennison, Eli Lilly and Company, Janssen, Solvay, GlobalGiving and The Rockefeller Foundation.

For more information on InnoCentive, go to: www.innocentive.com.

InnoCentive and InnoCentive Challenge are registered trademarks of InnoCentive, Inc. Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

Contact Information

  • For More Information contact:
    Jessica Devaney or Carole Hutchinson
    Email Contact
    617-431-1020

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