Create your network: Technology Scouting

Just getting started? A global technology scouting effort is the first step when building an open innovation program. You need to create a landscape of emerging technologies and to identify potential partners. Inova provides an internal repository for your technology scouts to profile, track and validate innovative technologies. You’ll develop a database of contacts and technologies that you can leverage for your innovation challenges.

Grow your network: Partner Portal

Once you’ve created your network of partners, the next step is to build on your collaborations. Inova’s Partner Portal provides a secure workspace for you and your preferred partners to work together. Your trusted partners will be able to view your technology innovation needs and to submit proposals directly to you. You will have a centralized place to manage all your innovation challenges – whether they’re confidential needs for your scouts or strategic needs for your partners.


Extend your network: Portal for the Public 

When you’re ready to expand your network of partners, encourage the world come to you with your own Open Innovation portal. The global innovation community will be able to view your technology innovation needs and submit proposals directly to you. You’ll benefit from visibility across industries, attracting the best innovators from all over the world.


Can’t find the  partner you need? Leverage existing innovation networks and content providers to extend the reach of your open innovation program. Because Inova is a connected platform, you can keep all your innovation needs in one place while reaching out to NineSigma, Expernova, SpecialChem and Thomson Reuters.