Yambla is the ultimate ally for companies seeking to orchestrate innovation challenges effortlessly. Our platform streamlines the entire process, from conceptualization to execution, empowering businesses to unleash creativity and collaboration at scale. With Yambla, companies can easily define challenges, engage participants, capture ideas, and evaluate submissions, all while fostering a dynamic and inclusive environment that fuels innovation and drives transformative outcomes.

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Run Campaigns

Unleash creativity and drive innovation through ideation campaigns. Harness the collective intelligence of your employees, partners and customers like never before, whether you're looking to generate new product concepts, solve complex problems, or improve processes.

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Capture Ideas

Capture Ideas

Enable your employees, partners and customers to submit their ideas anytime, anywhere. Whether it's a stroke of genius or a fleeting thought, capturing it is just a click away. Choose from a variety of idea formats, from text descriptions to multimedia attachments, sketches and video pitches.

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Measure Engagement

Gain deep insights into user behavior with our comprehensive suite of metrics. From user interactions to session durations, we provide a holistic view of engagement across various touchpoints. Drill down into your data with advanced segmentation capabilities. Identify key user segments, track their engagement levels, and tailor your strategies to meet their specific needs and preferences.

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Idea Forms

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Duplicate Detection

Detect duplicate ideas.

Social Media Interface

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Score Cards

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Idea Management

Capture, refine, and manage ideas with ease.

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Continuous Improvement

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Innovation Challenges

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What are innovation challenges?

Innovation challenges, also known as innovation competitions or innovation contests, are structured initiatives designed to encourage individuals, teams, and organizations to develop novel solutions to specific problems or challenges. These challenges are typically organized by companies, governments, nonprofits, and other entities to tap into external expertise, crowdsource ideas, and drive innovation within a particular domain.

Key characteristics of innovation challenges include:

  1. Problem Definition: Innovation challenges start with a well-defined problem or challenge statement. This statement outlines the issue that needs to be addressed and provides context for participants.
  2. Open Participation: Innovation challenges are often open to a wide range of participants, including entrepreneurs, researchers, students, professionals, and the general public. This inclusivity brings diverse perspectives to the problem-solving process.
  3. Goal-Oriented: The primary goal of an innovation challenge is to find innovative solutions to the specified problem. Challenges can range from technical or business problems to social or environmental issues.
  4. Structured Framework: Challenges are organized within a structured framework, which includes clear guidelines, rules, and evaluation criteria. This ensures fairness and consistency in judging submissions.
  5. Time-Bound: Challenges have specific start and end dates. The time-bound nature of challenges encourages participants to work within a defined timeframe and fosters a sense of urgency.
  6. Creative Solutions: Participants are encouraged to think creatively and develop solutions that may involve new technologies, processes, business models, or approaches.
  7. Judging and Evaluation: A panel of judges evaluates the submissions based on predetermined criteria such as innovation, feasibility, potential impact, scalability, and alignment with the challenge statement.
  8. Prizes and Recognition: Innovation challenges often offer prizes to winners or top contributors. Prizes can include cash rewards, mentorship, incubation support, recognition, and opportunities for further development or implementation of the solutions.
  9. Learning and Collaboration: Participating in an innovation challenge provides participants with an opportunity to learn from others, gain exposure, and potentially collaborate with like-minded individuals or organizations.
  10. Innovation Promotion: Innovation challenges contribute to fostering a culture of innovation. They showcase the importance of creativity and problem-solving while addressing real-world challenges.

Innovation challenges can cover a wide range of sectors and topics, including technology, healthcare, sustainability, education, and more. They have been used to source ideas for new products, services, processes, and initiatives. Online platforms and tools are often utilized to facilitate the submission, evaluation, and management of innovation challenge entries. Challenges can serve as a platform for showcasing innovative ideas, connecting with potential partners, and ultimately driving positive change.

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