The Innovationskraftwerk (innovation powerhouse) – Germany’s first complete Open Innovation Platform
The Innovationskraftwerk or ‘innovation powerhouse’ is the first Open Innovation Platform to address innovation and problem-solving processes in business and industry, as well as scientific, social and political issues.
The basic principle of Open Innovation consists of various businesses, organisations and establishments using external knowledge and expertise to solve their own specific issues. The best idea providers can in turn benefit from their ideas being implemented through awards and recognition of their services from the community.
- The Innovationskraftwerk is the first holistic Open Innovation project with a wide range of issues from the economy, science, and society.
- Interested persons and establishments from all over the world are invited to participate – setting new standards and creating new opportunities for brainstorming/problem-solving processes.
- Public research creates more diversity and creativity than purely internal innovation processes.
The Innovationskraftwerk thus strengthens the notion of Germany as a place of innovation.
The “Germany – Land of Ideas” initiative and the “inno-focus businessconsulting” innovation consultancy service created the Open Innovation Platform together.
The advisory board
Innovation managers from reputable companies and research establishments such as Munich Technical University, Schott, Bombardier, Henkel, Otto Group, Deutsche Post, Evonik, Boehmert & Boehmert, SGL Carbon and Bayer Material Sciences are involved with developing the platform.
Information for idea providers
The Innovationskraftwerk is a comprehensive ideation platform for clever, visionary, future-oriented minds. Regardless of what area you work in – www.innovationskraftwerk.de allows you to develop your creativity in direct contact with a wide variety of businesses, organisations and establishments, and use it as part of an innovation and problem-solving process. The best suggestions for each ideation are rewarded. The big idea behind it? With support and dedication, everyone can personally prove that Germany is the “Land of Ideas”.
It’s very easy to participate. After a brief registration, you can publish your idea or possible solution as part of the selected competition. The ideas are assessed after a set period of time, with the best ones receiving awards and being implemented wherever possible.
Information for idea seekers
Anyone can become an idea seeker: The Innovationskraftwerk generates fresh ideas and completely new solutions for businesses, research companies, educational institutions, art and cultural organisations, associations and communities. Regardless of whether you’re looking for completely new business models, new product ideas, communal solutions or answers to scientific questions, the Innovationskraftwerk creates new stimulation and motivation, from the initial idea to elaborate programmes. As an idea seeker, you can enter into direct contact with a number of idea providers and discuss the relevant issues.
The range of possible topics and questions within the Innovationskraftwerk is extensive:
- “What will the city of the future be like?”
- “What can I do with a square-cut glass tube?”
- “Who will look after us in old age?”