Confidential R&D Problem Solving
How It WorksIdeaConnection builds solution teams from a secure network of brilliant experts. Each team is managed by a world-class facilitator. By combining expertise and diverse perspectives, we provide you with solutions and insights not normally achievable by individuals working alone. We only accept client challenges we believe can be solved – we focus on productive success. Watch the video below.
Why It Works So WellIdeaConnection delivers confidential results to well-defined client challenges, using highly motivated talent who are driven by financial reward. Our teams work on a challenge for approximately 12 weeks. You typically receive from two to eight in-depth solutions that can be easily be evaluated by your innovation manager. You are not swamped with hundreds of ideas to review.
Pay Only for SuccessOur R&D Challenge model takes the risk out of innovation and provides you with easy access to innovative solutions. Your challenge will receive several intensely researched and detailed solutions, and if, after reviewing them you are not satisfied, you pay absolutely nothing.
Secure ConfidentialityYour identity, challenge details, and accepted solutions all remain completely confidential. The Problem Solver teams do knot know your identity and nothing is ever revealed on our website about your organization, or the details of your challenge.
Client PortalYou are is set up with your own individual, free, and secure portal in order to manage and keep track of your challenges and solutions.
Fixed Cost InnovationYou determine the award amount for each challenge and that amount is the only cost you pay for a successful solution. There are no additional set up costs, IP transfer fees, or any other charges involved. If none of the presented solutions are considered acceptable, there is no cost to you.
Timing – What You Can ExpectAs soon as documents are signed and the challenge is accepted, IdeaConnection goes to work putting together your solution teams. The teams present you with a re-iteration of the challenge to make sure they understand your needs, and a conference call may be scheduled if further clarificaiton is needed. Of critical importance, is your ability to respond to our Solvers questions about your challenge in a timely manner. Once the solutions are delivered, you have 30 days to review the proposals and determine whether or not to accept one or more of the solutions.
IP TransferWhen you accept and pay for a solution, the intellectual property is transferred from the Problem Solvers to you. Every Solver has already contractually agreed to transfer IP before they began working on your challenge.
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Whether you need a new solution to an existing problem, or simply need extra resources to tackle your workload, IdeaConnection has the hands and minds that can help you achieve success.
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