Happy New Year! In a blog post last month, we highlighted some of our joint successes in 2008. Now we'd like to tell you about our ideas for 2009.
In 2009, we'd like to get to know you better. And we'd like to give you a way to get to know us better. We already know that the InnoCentive Solver community is one of great passion and creativity. We know that you are dedicated to solving the big problems and tackling interesting puzzles. Above all, we know that you are always looking for ways to share what you know and learn more about things that interest you. And we believe that great things can happen when great minds get together and share ideas.
So in 2009, the key word is COMMUNICATION. Between you and InnoCentive, with each other. As the first phase of this initiative, we'd like to introduce the following ways for you to join the conversation (please note: specific Challenges should only be discussed in the Challenge project room on InnoCentive.com):
Become a fan of InnoCentive on Facebook. This is where you can start discussions with us and with other Solvers, post videos, find out about upcoming events and meetups and read the latest news about InnoCentive.
Join the Open Innovation discussion group on LinkedIn. This is a group that discusses any and all views on innovation - content is not specifically related to InnoCentive.
InnoCentive Insider Blog Series. Launched in early 2007, the InnoCentive blog has been a vehicle for us to communicate with you, and for you to provide feedback. One lesson we learned last year was that you are interested in information that helps you become more effective in writing and submitting Challenges. This led us to launch the Client Services InnoCentive Insider blog series. The most recent post, The Lifecycle of a Challenge - Behind the Scenes, provides some insight into what happens both before and after you submit your solution to an InnoCentive Challenge. We're still listening - is there anything else you'd like to see here?
Later this year, you'll see changes to our web site which further reflect our goal to engage you in conversation. In the meantime, please let us know what you think - are we on the right track?