“We wanted a truly collaborative, open way to identify organizations that would not normally be on DFID’s radar. In a landscape crowded with innovation agencies, OpenIDEO really knows what they’re talking about. The platform is well-structured, attractive, and produces results.”
Program Manager & Innovation Analyst, DFID UK
“Three of us spent the last nine months researching innovations in sanitation trying to catalogue all that is out there. Within two weeks the OpenIDEO community had surfaced everything that took us nearly a year to find.”
Global Brand Manager at Unilever
“The OpenIDEO platform gave the 11th Hour Project access to a huge network of global individuals and organizations with great ideas, passion, and insights. It took us out of the realm of philanthropy-as-usual, exposed us to new ways to accelerate solutions, and was an inspiring process.”
Program Officer, The 11th Hour Project
We believe every partnership should be as unique as the issues we seek to address. As IDEO’s open innovation practice, we leverage design, technology, and a wide global network to help build a program aligned with your specific objectives.
Our online Challenges surface and advance innovative ideas, opportunities, and people worldwide. Together, we design real solutions for a big problem.
OpenIDEO Challenges are custom-developed around your goals, and include a fully staffed team to manage the process and community.
We support and grow communities online and around the globe. When people come together to share diverse skills and perspectives, we can accelerate the journey to impact.
OpenIDEO Alliances are communities built around a custom technology platform that bring together key stakeholders, build partnerships, and advance innovation around an issue of your choosing.
Often tied to Challenges or Alliances, we host and develop impact-driven events internationally, enabling otherwise unlikely human connections that spark ideas and action.
The OpenIDEO Chapters Network regularly convenes innovators in cities worldwide who can be activated around your impact-driven initiatives.
We’re different by design. Here are a few ways our approach stands out.
If you want to accelerate impact, see what thousands worldwide can do with the power of human-centered design.
You’re not in this alone—our team manages community building, idea development, marketing and more.
We leverage our technology to meet your needs, and can customize the experience to drive key interactions.
We facilitate connections and collaboration around the globe, igniting action around the issues that interest you most.
We work with public and private sector partners committed to social impact, including the following world-class organizations:
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