Wazoku Blog

'Quiet Quitting' and how a culture of innovation is the solution

Wazoku raises £8.5M Series B funding from Octopus Ventures and acquires collective intelligence start-up, Mindpool

Future Workforce: an always-on open talent capability is within reach

Innovation Insights: Program Maturity

MIT's Climate CoLab migrates to the Wazoku Crowd

Modern business is global - and so are we

Innovation Insights: Getting Reporting Frequency Right

Innovation Insights: Metrics Maturity

Innovation Insights: Activity Metrics vs Impact Metrics

Wazoku Wins Silver STEVIE® Award In 2022 International Business Awards®

How We Empower Women at Wazoku

Wazoku named as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces™ for Women

Wazoku – a Multiple Award Winner, Changing the World One Idea at a Time

Why Innovation Events ruin your Innovation Process

Wazoku Earns Trusted Platform Accreditation from the Center for the Transformation of Work

Solver Stories: Open Innovation brings clean, safe water to 750m+ people worldwide

Solver Stories: How Open Innovation delivered sustainability to a global industry

Wazoku Secures $2M in Growth Financing from SaaS Capital

Solver Stories: Saving millions of lives through disinfecting water

Wazoku and Jisc partner to harness the collective brainpower of two million students

Wazoku partners with the University of Bristol to capture student ideas that address some of the world’s greatest problems

Solver Stories: Protecting hundreds of millions of people by retrofitting foundations

Solver Stories: How Three Sanitation Solutions Can Help Billions of People

Wazoku named as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces™ for Wellbeing

Tips for Sustainability Challenges

Product Roadmap - February 2022

Wazoku cited in Gartner Market Guide for Innovation Management Tools

Wazoku chosen as a 2021 Red Herring Top 100 Europe Winner

Wazoku integrates with Microsoft Teams to enhance enterprise innovation

Wazoku continues global expansion after strengthening Latin American presence

Wazoku named a 2021 UK’s Best Workplace™ in Tech

Wazoku cited in Gartner Hype Cycle for Innovation Management Techniques, 2021

Wazoku contributes to '60 Leaders on Innovation' book

Continuing Wazoku’s sustainability journey – net zero by 2030

Wazoku named a leader in SPARK Matrix™: Innovation Management, 2021

Wazoku partners with Stephen Shapiro to help clients use sustainable and scalable innovation to solve complex business challenges

Wazoku appoints Martin Fincham as Chairman

Wazoku expands senior team with appointments of Ian Smyth and Davy Nys

Wazoku recognised as one of the 2021 UK’s Best Workplaces™

Solver Stories: Nikolay Barashkov

Solver Stories: Doug Corrigan

Solver Stories: Dmitry Tipikin

Solver Stories: Ed Melcarek

Solver Stories: Yury Bodrov

Solver Stories: Deepak Aghor

Solver Stories: Sanchita Tewari

Solver Stories: John Davis

Solver Stories: Hannah Safford

Solver Stories: Madhavi Muranjan

Solver Stories: Michael Kardauskas

Solver Stories: Seward Rutkove

Solver Stories: Ted Ground

Debiopharm launches wide-scale InnoCentive Challenge to develop a single-dose mRNA Covid-19 Vaccine

UK local authorities join innovation programme that aims to save one billion pounds by 2022

Public sector innovation recognised at the Smarter Working Live awards

Wazoku partners with Schumpit to drive innovation in Spain, Catalonia and Portugal

InnoCentive partners with Habitat for Humanity

Wazoku brings innovation services to Latin America via new partnership with Transforme

Our Journey to Wazoku becoming Carbon Neutral

Autumn 2020 Product Release

Wazoku extends its enterprise innovation offering with Jira integration

Wazoku acquires US open innovation leader InnoCentive

The Forrester Wave™: Innovation Management Platforms, Q1 2020

Driving employee engagement with idea management

Wazoku Announces Spring 2020 Product Release

Simon Hill shortlisted for 2020 Tech Leader of the Year Award

Keep Calm and Create

Solving challenges and leading through change

Using Every Mind from Every Generation to Defeat the Coronavirus

Why you need to co-create to get ahead

How to thrive in the age of disruption

10 steps you can take to prepare for the future of work

Why collaboration is crucial for the future of work

Wazoku partners with InnoCentive

InnoCentive partners with Wazoku to create the world’s most powerful innovation platform and community

A brief history of work, innovation and skills in the UK

West Midlands Academic Health Science Network Turns to Wazoku

Bournemouth University launches SPEED

Agile organisation, Culture & Leadership for Innovation

Wazoku Announces Autumn 2019 Product Release

Do you have to be a start-up to be a disruptor?

Building a high-growth scale up

The boss doesn’t always know best!

Continuous Improvement: To employees and beyond!

How Businesses Use Crowdsourcing to Disrupt and Avoid Disruption

How the U.S. Government is Conquering Open Innovation

Budgets Don’t Cripple Innovation, Poor Investing Does

Wazoku raises £2.5M

Myths Surrounding Open Innovation – What is the Truth?

How Open Innovation is Helping to Fight Climate Change

Enel and InnoCentive are Seeking Clean and Affordable Energy Solutions Through SDG #7

How to Create a Comprehensive Open Innovation Strategy

The Top Reasons Why Innovation Fails

Together with Wazoku

How we cultivate sustainability and help our customers do the same

The Architecture of Innovation

Habits of the Most Innovative People

6 Takeaways from the 2018 Global Innovation Index Report

What We Can Learn From Accidental R&D Discoveries

Wazoku Announces Winter 2019 Product Release

Wazoku are proud to join Upscale 4.0

From Global to Local: Aligning SDGs with your Business Goals

Enel and InnoCentive Aid in UN SDG # 9: Focusing on resilient Infrastructure, Sustainable Industrialization and Innovation

Stop Trying to Innovate in an Echo Chamber

Award-Winning Innovation in Scandinavia, Powered by Wazoku

Enel and InnoCentive Join Forces Through Open Innovation on Path to Achieve United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Open Innovation vs Crowdsourcing vs Co-creation

Open Innovation Pioneer InnoCentive Celebrates 15 Years

NASA Partners with InnoCentive to Crowdsource Innovation Initiatives

InnoCentive Announces Debut of InnoCentive Idea Management

InnoCentive and Nosco Form Partnership

All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development Launches $100,000 Prize Competition for Book-Writing Software

InnoCentive and Dow Chemical Launch Innovation Challenge to Drive Application for Oil-Soluble Polyalkylene Glycol Chemistry

$1 Million Prize Awarded for New Algorithm for Rapid Characterization of Pathogens

InnoCentive and Lumina Foundation Announce Winner of First Innovation Challenge

InnoCentive Solver Network Passes 300,000 Registered Members Milestone

InnoCentive Announces Launch of Water Sensor Challenge

InnoCentive Records Best First Quarter in Company History

InnoCentive and Lumina Foundation Launch Open Innovation Partnership to Increase Postsecondary Degree Attainment in America

The Scientific American Open Innovation Pavilion Launches with Innovation Challenges for Science and Technology Enthusiasts

AARP Foundation and InnoCentive Announce Winners of Two Challenges Aimed at Improving the Lives of Older Americans

InnoCentive and Scientific American Partner to Facilitate Open Innovation

Prize4Life Announces $50,000 ALS Prediction Prize Winners

InnoCentive Interview on the John Batchelor Show

EMC, EDF and InnoCentive Announce Winners of Eco-Challenge to Improve Tracking of E-Waste

InnoCentive and The Economist Launch Challenge to Create a Compelling “Elevator Pitch” for Disruptive Innovation

InnoCentive and Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino Announce Winners in Challenge to Convert Big Data into Pothole Relief

InnoCentive and Prize4Life Launch Prize Competition to Unlock Mysteries of Disease Progression in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Patients

InnoCentive and The Economist Announce the Winner of a Challenge to Enhance Communities through Improvement of Public Utilities or Infrastructure

InnoCentive and the Humanitarian Innovation Fund Collaborate to Reduce the Health and Disease Risks Associated with Inadequate Waste Treatment

InnoCentive and the New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council Collaborate to Drive Innovation among Minority Business Owners

ACCION Partners with InnoCentive to Increase Microloans to Small Businesses

InnoCentive Announces Enhanced Collaboration Tools for Problem Solvers

InnoCentive and The Economist Announce the Winner of a Challenge to Promote Transparency in Governments

InnoCentive and the Sandler-Kenner Foundation Join Forces to Fight Pancreatic Cancer

CEA, EDF and InnoCentive Announce Winners for Open Innovation Eco-Challenge to Tackle Leaded Glass from TVs, Monitors

InnoCentive, GlobalGiving, and Rockefeller Foundation Advance Open Innovation Solutions to World’s Water Challenges

InnoCentive Acquires OmniCompete Limited

InnoCentive and the Foundation for Prader-Willi Research Collaborate to Advance Research in Childhood Obesity

InnoCentive and Booz Allen Hamilton Form Strategic Alliance

InnoCentive and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Partner to Improve Sanitary Conditions for Millions in Developing Countries

InnoCentive and BeyondPolio Launch Initiative to Help Support the Eradication of Polio in Low and Middle Income Countries

InnoCentive Becomes a GSA Schedule Contractor

InnoCentive and the Air Force Research Lab Announce Successful Completion of Initial Open Innovation Challenges

The Economist and InnoCentive Announce Human Potential Challenge Winner and Mark One-Year Anniversary of the Partnership

JDRF Partners with InnoCentive to Launch a Challenge for the Treatment of Diabetes

InnoCentive and Popular Science Partner to Stimulate Worldwide Interest in Science and Technology Innovation

InnoCentive and Cleveland Clinic Collaborate to Solve Healthcare’s Biggest Challenges

InnoCentive Extends International Reach with New Partnerships

InnoCentive and The Economist Announce the Winner of the Healthcare Information Economy Challenge

InnoCentive and The Economist Announce Winners in the Entrepreneurship Challenge

InnoCentive Partners with Life Technologies and Expands Its Grand Challenge Program

New Book by InnoCentive Executives Unveils the Challenge Driven Enterprise

Scientists Without Borders Awards USD10000 in Prizes for Maternal Health and Nutrition Challenge

InnoCentive and the United States Air Force Collaborate to Advance Innovation in Military Research

InnoCentive and Environmental Defense Fund Announce Eco-Challenge Series

The Economist and InnoCentive announce a winner in Reverse Climate Change Challenge

City Releases Prototype of Smart Phone App That Detects Potholes

InnoCentive and The Community Foundation of North Louisiana Launch Challenge to Create a Community of Successful Readers

InnoCentive Introduces Novel Molecule Challenge

InnoCentive Powers Toyota’s New “Ideas for Good” Initiative

Scientists Without Borders Challenge Offers 10,000USD for Solutions to Combat a Critical Consequence of Malnutrition

The Economist and InnoCentive announce Challenge to create a new business plan for Disruptive Innovation

InnoCentive Teams Up With a Foundation to Identify Extraordinary, Unorthodox Opportunities for Philanthropic Investment

InnoCentive and the Joseph H. Kanter Family Foundation Launch Challenge to Develop Healthcare Activist Community

InnoCentive and Museum of Science, Boston Launch New Challenge to Create the Next Great Large-Scale Science and Technology Exhibit

Mining the “wisdom of crowds” to attack disease

The Economist and InnoCentive issue Challenge to Reverse Climate Change

The Economist and InnoCentive announce a winner in the 21st Century Cyber-Schools Challenge

InnoCentive and SENS Foundation Seek Innovative Ideas to Help Reverse Age Related Illnesses

InnoCentive and The Chordoma Foundation Initiate Challenge Seeking Development of New Cell Lines for Research and Drug Testing

NASA Announces Winners of Space Life Sciences Open Innovation Competition

InnoCentive and IQT Establish Strategic Partnership

InnoCentive Announces Next Generation Crowdsourcing Platform

InnoCentive and NESTA Launch Challenge Seeking Innovative Solutions to Increase Parental Involvement in Young People’s Learning

InnoCentive Honors International Innovators as 2009 Top Solvers

InnoCentive Issues Call to Action for Innovative Solutions to Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico

InnoCentive and Harvard Catalyst, Embrace Prize-based Innovation

InnoCentive, GlobalGiving and the Rockefeller Foundation Partner to Find Open Innovation Solutions to World’s Water Challenges

InnoCentive Expands Open Innovation Operations to Europe

InnoCentive and NASA Offer Global Community Opportunity to Advance U.S. Space Program

InnoCentive Posts First Challenge in the InnoCentive for Startups Program to Crowdsource New Business Opportunities

InnoCentive’s Challenge Driven Innovation Yields 74% ROI

InnoCentive Empowers Major U.S. Cities to Innovate through Crowdsourcing and Innovation Prizes

InnoCentive Announces Time Critical Challenge Offering

InnoCentive Secures $7.3 Million in Series B-2 Funding

The Rockefeller Foundation and InnoCentive Renew Partnership Linking Non-Profit Organizations to World-Class Scientific Thinkers

InnoCentive Announces InnoCentive@Work

InnoCentive Solvers Make a Difference in Rural Africa and India

InnoCentive Solver Develops Solution to Help Clean Up Remaining Oil From the 1989 Exxon Valdez Disaster