Category: Solverboard News

Encourage employees to get their creative thinking hats on – Real Business

Our co-founder Charlie Widdows featured in Real Business recently, discussing how to help employees tap into their innate creativity at work. Encourage employees to get their creative thinking hats on Everyone knows that creative thinking is one of the crucial building blocks behind every successful company – billions are made from good ideas every year,… Read more »

Creating the Solverboard ecosystem: capturing, measuring and rewarding collective intelligence for real business value

Today our core business tool, Solverboard for Business, got a host of updated features as well as a fresh new look and a new name: Solverboard Work. But that’s not all that’s changed: the new Solverboard Work is just part of our Solverboard ecosystem of tools, designed to allow organisations to access the human intelligence… Read more »

Interested in innovation, change, business transformation and technology? We’ve got the event for you.

March is a time for daffodils, the first spring sunshine and mad hares. Everyone knows that. Not everyone knows, however, that it’s also a time for exploring the vital connections between innovation, investment, business transformation and technology.The IRM conference on Innovation, Business Change and Transformation is designed by practitioners for practitioners and provides wide-ranging perspectives,… Read more »

Musing on the future of work – The C Suite

We’ve been thinking a lot about the future of work here at Solverboard – and last week’s World Economic Forum reports provided a lot of food for that thought. The WEF’s Eight Futures of Work scenarios were particularly interesting, so I wrote a little something for the C Suite on the subject. The Future of… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

A peek behind the scenes – what’s coming up 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. We’ve been a bit quiet lately – but don’t be fooled: the reason we haven’t been talking much is that we’re flat out working on some fantastic new features for the… Read more »

Solverboard went to the Internet of Things Tech Expo….

…and we had a fantastic couple of days. We think our stand looked pretty special, even though we say so ourselves (thanks to those wonderful people at Ignition DG for your superlative work!) – you can see it taking shape below. This was a great show with delegates from some very big names, and our… Read more »

Pulled. Banks. Prone. Found us yet?

I was lucky enough to go to the How To Academy’s annual conference this week, ambitiously titled ‘How To Change The World.’ It was a pretty mind-blowing day, with 20 minute presentations from futurists, neurologists, scientists and many others. But one of the ones that stayed with me the most was from mapping app What3words.What3words is… Read more »

We’re powering Social Media Week Bristol – come and join the discussion!

Social Media Week is coming to Bristol, Solverboard’s home city, from the 14th to the 18th November – and we’re really excited to be powering some of the discussions. Social Media Week is a great to learn, exchange ideas and stimulate discussions – and we’re using our Solverboard Open tool to start the discussions this week,… Read more »

Solverboard Social – first Challenge Themes now live

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 all really excited here at Solverboard today, as our first Solverboard Social Challenge Themes have gone live. Solverboard Social is all about harnessing the power of Solverboard Open to drum… 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 »

Solverboard Social – some interesting reading

As you will have no doubt have seen from this blog, we are currently working (among other things) on Solverboard Social – our way of harnessing our open innovation platform to tackle challenges that will make the world a better place.People have always tackled global challenges in one form or another, but it’s only relatively recently… Read more »

Measuring innovation with new Solverboard Analytics

Does your organisation have an innovation culture? And if it did, would you know for sure? Solverboard Enterprise and Solverboard Partner were created to help organisations engage all their people in the business of innovation and build a culture of innovation, whether just internally or throughout their innovation eco-system. And our newest feature – Solverboard… Read more »

Introducing Solverboard Social – harnessing open innovation for good

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 pretty excited about the next development on our Open platform, and we hope that you will be too.We know that open innovation has a great track record in solving some… 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 »

Soaring upwards with open innovation

We were featured in Tech City News this week, with a piece about how secrecy in R&D is a thing of the past. We’ve reproduced the first few paragraphs here: go to Tech City News to read the full article.The driverless car is one of the key ambitions of our age: the first team to… Read more »

Profiting from Open Innovation

If you’re here, reading this blog, you’ve probably got an interest in Open Innovation, or innovation generally at the very least.But while reading about the concept is useful, we know that sometimes it would be useful to have something more practical, down-to-earth and focused on teaching you how to actually do it. That’s why we’re… Read more »