Crowdsourcing Innovation: Portals and Contests

The last decade we’ve seen a massive surge in both open innovation activity and open innovation scholarship. While open innovation can take many forms, some of the most compelling can be found at the intersection of open innovation and crowdsourcing. Here is a list of innovation crowdsourcing sites collected by the TOTO project at University College Cork.

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  1. 100% Open
  2. 12 Designer
  3. 99 Designs
  4. Akzo Nobel
  5. Big Idea Group
  6. Boot”s Centre for Innovation
  7. BootB
  8. Cafe Press
  9. Caruth Institute for Engineering Education – Innovation Competition
  10. Challenge.gov
  11. Chaordix – Crowd Intelligence
  12. Click Worker
  13. CMNTY
  14. CogniStreamer
  15. Create My Tattoo
  16. Creative Commons
  17. Crowd Spring
  18. Data Station
  19. Dell – Idea Storm
  20. Design By Humans
  21. Digital Innovation Contest
  22. Edge Amsterdam
  23. eYeka
  24. Fiat Mio
  25. First Direct Lab
  26. Galaxy Zoo
  27. General Mills
  28. Heineken – Ideas Brewery
  29. Henkel Innovation Challenge
  30. Hilti IT Innovation Competition
  31. Hypios
  32. IBM”s Innovation Jam
  33. iBridge Network
  34. Idea 2 Innovation
  35. Idea Bounty
  36. Idea Connection
  37. Ideaken
  38. Ideas Project
  39. Imaginatik
  40. Imagine Cup
  41. Innocentive
  42. Innovation Bank
  43. Innovation Challenge
  44. Innovation Community
  45. Innovation Days
  46. Innovation Exchange
  47. Jovoto
  48. Kaggle
  49. Kraft
  50. Lead Vine
  51. Lego
  52. Lumenogic
  53. Mass Energy Lab
  54. Mookum
  55. My Starbucks Idea
  56. Napkin Labs
  57. Ninesigma
  58. One Billion Minds
  59. Open Ideo
  60. Open Source Footwear
  61. Presans
  62. Procter & Gamble – Connect & Develop
  63. Quirky
  64. Quirky & General Electric
  65. Science Exchange
  66. Skild
  67. Social Innovation Relay
  68. Spigit
  69. Spread Shirt
  70. Spudaroo
  71. Step-Up Technology Innovation Competition
  72. Threadless
  73. Top Coder
  74. Unilever
  75. User Farm
  76. Venture Spirit
  77. Vodafone – Developer
  78. Wellspring Worldwide
  79. Yet2
  80. Zooppa