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A platform for your open innovation initiative


  • Inclusive innovation platform: You can safely invite external parties to your internal innovation platform.
  • Optional "Satellite" setup: If required, your open innovation platform can be a separate satellite to your internal innovation system. Only the satellite is exposed to external parties, and data is transferred only one-way from the external to the internal system.
  • Optional "Innovation Spaces": HYPE's Innovation Spaces allow for individualized user interfaces and settings for the external parties you would like to invite. That means that your satellite can look individual to different parties who participate in your initiative.
  • Self-registration: Your open innovation participants can register themselves, reducing the workload for your admin.
  • Guest access: You can specify content that is visible for visitors who haven't registered yet to stimulate interest and engagement.
  • Excellent user experience: the software is easy to use for everyone and is Section 508 compliant.
Looking for open innovation with startups? Check out HYPE Enterprise PRM.

Services for open innovation


Organizations often struggle to set up the environment for a successful open innovation initiative. HYPE has developed a service framework to support you. We help you identify:

  • Purpose: What are you aiming at? Feedback? Problem-solving? Co-creation?
  • Audience: Who is the third party you want to invite? Suppliers? Partners? The general public?
  • Driver: Who in your organization would drive the open innovation program? R&D? Marketing? Human Resources?
  • The motivation of invitees: Why would your desired contributors participate? For a commercial joint benefit? Rewards? Reputation?
  • Legal framework: How do you deal with IP issues? Disclaimer? NDA? Full IP protection?

We are happy to connect you with our clients to learn more about the way we work.



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A successful scenario: supply chain open innovation

Here are the top four reasons supply chain open innovation is successful:
  1. You already have a relationship with the contributing parties.
  2. You can be sure that their ideas are relevant to your business because they know you too.
  3. As your suppliers, they have a vested interest in your success.
  4. Contracts are in place and mitigate risks (or the fear of which).
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Open Innovation comes in many flavors and offers many choices. 

We at HYPE specialize in some of them. Together with our partners, we cover them all.

You know your partner?

You know whom to reach out to and you would like to manage your crowd yourself? This is when HYPE offers all the expertise you need. Examples: supply chain open innovation, customer co-creation.

Looking for a consumer crowd?

If you know your goals, but you don't know whom to engage, our partner HYVE, supported by HYPE technology, can find the right crowd for you and help you manage them. Examples: Open Innovation Contests, Hackathons.

Looking for technical expertise?

You are looking for a crowd of external experts to submit solutions to your challenges? Our partner NineSigma offers a ready-to-go community of engaged professionals, powered by HYPE software. Example: technical challenges requiring a good deal of subject matter expertise.