Category: Solverboard Work

Solverboard Work Release Notes

This post will be updated with every release of Solverboard Work. For any queries drop us a line support@solverboard.com. Release 3.0.1 – 23 Feb 2018 This week’s release is all about following – not in a creepy kind of way, but to keep up with specific people and activity on Solverboard. From today, you can:… Read more »

Innovation and failure – from words to deeds

We came across this post by Boston-based innovation consultant Eugene Ivanov earlier this week, and loved it so much we asked if we could re-post it here. What did we love so? Eugene’s wholly practical approach to the question of failure. So much of the current rhetoric is about celebrating, embracing and accepting failure, but… Read more »

The EBN tech camp, Italy and a Cow.

Can you remember where you woke up this morning?Imagine that you wake up there again tomorrow… …and are lying next to a fully-grown cow. If you had 24 hours, from the moment you saw it, to make as much money from this cow as you could, what would you do? This is the question I’ve… Read more »

Contest Challenges, Showcase and Teams – new Standard price tier now available

Solverboard Teams - picking the best small innovation team

We’re doing a dance of joy over at Solverboard, as our new Standard package is now available for all existing and new customers.The new Standard price package includes: All features currently in Solverboard Starter, including the ability to set Quick and Detailed Challenges, submit Ideas, and access to the Solverboard Analytics Dashboard, PLUS two new… Read more »

Scaling down: picking the best small innovation team

Solverboard creating small innovation teams blog post

Most people have heard of Amazon chief Jeff Bezos’ two-pizza rule: if a meeting can’t share two pizzas, then there’s too many people in the room. But if you’re using Solverboard, then it’s clear that you’re keen to get all your people involved in the business of innovation, so that can pose a dilemma when… Read more »

Wondering about using innovation software? A few things to think about

Please note: in February 2018 Solverboard for Business became Solverboard Work, and Solverboard Open became Solverboard World. Find out more about these changes here. It’s a confusing old world out there sometimes. Innovation software, idea management platforms, crowdsourcing platforms, open innovation tools – it’s hard to know whether you need a tool and how it… Read more »

Everything begins with an idea – New Solverboard Feature

Please note: in February 2018 Solverboard for Business became Solverboard Work, and Solverboard Open became Solverboard World. Find out more about these changes here. Every day, thousands of ideas might be going to waste in your organisation. We designed Solverboard to help organisations engage their people and generate ideas around business challenges – but just… Read more »

Does size matter? Building your innovation community

building your innovation community - Solverboard blog

  Please note: in February 2018 Solverboard for Business became Solverboard Work, and Solverboard Open became Solverboard World. Find out more about these changes here. A question our customers often ask is ‘how many Solvers do I need on my Solverboard team to make it successful?’ The short and infuriating answer, of course, is ‘it… Read more »

Coming to the Chief Innovation Officer Summit? We’ll be there!

If you’re coming to London for the Chief Innovation Officer Summit on 25-26th April, then look out for the Solverboard stand, number 9 in the Exhibition Room – we’ll be there and ready for a chat! The Summit brings together “the most dynamic minds in business”, by which we think they’re almost certainly referring to… Read more »

Innovation Conversations – Michelle Hawkins, Virgin Care

This was a great conversation — I met Michelle by chance at an event hosted by the lovely people at Boundless (ask them about their Discovery sessions, they’re brilliant), and got talking about innovation straight away. I love the story of how Michelle came to her current role with Virgin Care, and her interest in happiness as… Read more »

New and improved Solverboard for Business

  Please note: in February 2018 Solverboard for Business became Solverboard Work, and Solverboard Open became Solverboard World. Find out more about these changes here. We’re finally there: the business version of our platform is now available in a new and improved flavour.Over the past few months we’ve been working away behind the scenes putting… Read more »

Innovation Conversations – Simon Jones, Head of Innovation, Team Sky

This is a side project of mine, running a series of interviews with interesting and unusual people working in innovation – Innovation Conversations.Solverboard has recently started supporting this project, and the latest conversation in the series was with Simon Jones, the Head of Innovation at Team Sky. See below for the beginning of the interview,… Read more »

How to make the most of your first 30 days on Solverboard for Business

  Please note: in February 2018 Solverboard for Business became Solverboard Work, and Solverboard Open became Solverboard World. Find out more about these changes here. Please note: this post references a whole heap of How To guides to help you use Solverboard as effectively as possible. Some of them are still in the process of… Read more »

A new home for Solverboard Open – and introducing Solverboard for Business

Please note: in February 2018 Solverboard for Business became Solverboard Work, and Solverboard Open became Solverboard World. Find out more about these changes here. There’s been some very exciting changes here at Solverboard, which some of you might already have noticed. If you’re one of our customers or one of the thousands of registered Solvers… Read more »

“Business models by their very nature are designed not to change”

Business model innovation, with its potential to disrupt entire industries, is currently being actively pursued by companies large and small. But how easy is it really to achieve? A recent study suggests that in fact, business models become more fixed as they evolve, with only certain types of innovation being possible at each stage. Furthermore,… Read more »

Bye Bye Beta

Please note: in February 2018 Solverboard for Business became Solverboard Work, and Solverboard Open became Solverboard World. Find out more about these changes here. Today is a REALLY exciting day for Solverboard, as we are proud to announce that we are officially out of Beta!We’ve fully tested the way Solverboard works and are confident that… Read more »

Solverboard – a step-by-step guide

At its heart, Solverboard is based on a simple concept – organisations set challenges for people to solve. But it’s also much more than that: we know that not everyone wants or is able to submit solutions and set challenges right now.So Solverboard is also a community of people interested in innovation, whether from a… Read more »

A Manifesto For Open Innovation

Welcome to Solverboard.We’re starting something a bit different – a Solution Revolution, if you will. The way we work is changing. People want to work at different times. They want to be more fluid about where they work from and how they go about their daily business. Experience is at a premium and the workforce… Read more »