Oak Ridge National Laboratory Recognized as a Leading Innovator in the 2016 Innovation Management Awards

Oak Ridge, Tennessee, December 29, 2016 – IdeaScale, leading crowdsourcing and innovation software provider, announced the final winners of its Innovation Management Awards Competition and recognized Oak Ridge National Laboratory as the winner in the category of Best Moderation Strategy.

This competition category recognizes the IdeaScale community that detailed the most creative and impressive workflow for progressing ideas from the point of inspiration to execution. In this case, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s JUMP program demonstrated its success in not only in identifying ten new technologies, but in developing a five-step, repeatable process used in thirteen calls for innovation.

The process instituted by Oak Ridge National Labs includes typical vetting, voting, and review, but also includes mentoring to idea authors and pairing with industry partners who are interested in taking the technology to market. Cumulatively, these ideas represent a great deal of progress in the quest for energy efficient buildings.

“Oak Ridge National Laboratory has long been a leader in innovation,’ said Rob Hoehn, CEO and Founder of IdeaScale, “it’s not a surprise that they are leading the way in utilizing open innovation as a means of identifying promising new technologies. Their processes are something that every organization could learn from.

Innovation Award winners receive a discount on their 2017 IdeaScale subscription, a VIP pass to IdeaScale’s Open Nation, and a free challenge hosted on IdeaBuzz, and more. More detailed stories of IdeaScale customer success can be found at https://ideascale.com/2016-innovation-management-awards/

About IdeaScale:

IdeaScale is the largest cloud-based innovation software platform in the world with more than 35,000 customers and 4.5 million users. The software allows organizations to involve the opinions of public and private communities by collecting their ideas and giving users a platform to vote. The ideas are then evaluated, routed, and implemented, making IdeaScale the engine of crowd-powered innovation. IdeaScale’s client roster includes industry leaders, such as Citrix, Marriott Vacations Worldwide, NASA, the National Cancer Institute, Princess Cruises and many others.

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