Brightidea and HeroX Partner to Expand Open Innovation
Helping Brightidea customers open up their innovation programs to contributors outside of their organizations while simultaneously adding more projects and opportunities for problem-solvers and innovators in the HeroX crowd.
Brightidea, the #1 customer rated idea management platform, and HeroX, the social network for innovation and the world’s leading platform for crowdsourced prize competitions, announced a partnership that will integrate idea management tools with open innovation. The partnership gives Brightidea Ecosystem customers access to HeroX’s vast network of problem solvers, while offering HeroX challenge sponsors the ability to select and prioritize crowdsourced input using Brightidea’s idea evaluation and management tools.
“We help organizations reach the next level regardless of where they are in their innovation journey,” said Vincent Carbone, Founder and Chief Operating Officer, Brightidea. “We see this partnership as an opportunity for our customers to source novel solutions from outside of their company. And with access to Brightidea’s pipeline and idea management tools, HeroX clients will be able to effectively manage the flow of crowdsourced ideas.”
The combined brain-power of Brightidea’s proven idea management software and the reach of the HeroX platform gives organizations of any size the ability to co-create or crowdsource relevant ideas and then prototype the most promising ones, while building strong partnerships in any marketplace or industry.
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“This partnership is an invaluable opportunity to collaborate and add new tools to our respective innovation arsenals,” said Christian Cotichini, Co-Founder and CEO, HeroX. “We are thrilled to partner with Brightidea so that users can harness the power of the crowd to innovate in the face of challenges, no matter the size or scope. And this represents a lift for the innovator community, as the opportunity for participation in worthwhile projects will increase.”
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