Modeled on IDEO's human-centered design methodology, OpenIDEO's unique brand of open innovation uses a collaborative process to focus attention on important topics and create a space for community members to contribute and build on each others' thinking. Open innovation can help organizations around the world develop new ideas, collect diverse perspectives and solve problems together. Our partnership with OpenIDEO will help us discover social innovators doing critical work often overlooked by private funders.
Unlike traditional RFPs or challenge models, an open innovation platform also allows our participants access to a number of resources beyond the funds awarded and a partnership with GHR. Challenge participants also receive:
- Support: The OPENIDEO community is helping refine and develop submitted ideas by connecting to each other, giving suggestions and offering insight. The community is made up of designers, experts and change-makers around the world.
- Advice: The OPENIDEO team—part of the IDEO, a world renowned design firm—will offer tools and individual advice to submitted ideas, helping participants develop more refined human-centered and comprehensive proposals.
- Network: Participants collaborate by linking their ideas to other submitted ideas, sharing resources, experience and networks.
If you have an idea solving an urgent global challenge at the intersection of peace, prosperity and planet, submit here by April 7. The earlier ideas are submitted, the more support you will have as your idea develops. For more information on the BridgeBuilder Challenge and GHR's other impact areas, contact us.