UNCW Recognized as a Leading Innovator by IdeaScale

Monday, December 16, 2013

IdeaScale, a leading crowdsourcing and open innovation software provider, announced the final winners of its Innovation Awards Competition and recognized UNCW as the winner in the category of Efficiency Expert.

This category recognizes members of the IdeaScale community that can best demonstrate innovative and new organizational efficiencies as a result of IdeaScale community suggestion. UNCW was recognized for maximizing their potential as a year-round educational provider, as well as enacting numerous other changes, such as incentivizing faculty and students to participate in a non-traditional classroom model and course opportunities that reach non-traditional students.

"UNCW has truly shown the range of issues and challenges that can be addressed by an IdeaScale community," said Rob Hoehn, CEO and Co-Founder of IdeaScale. "Not only are they actively looking for innovation, they are finding creative ways to generate responsiveness within their innovation program."

IdeaScale is the largest cloud-based innovation software platform in the world with more that 25,000 customers and 4 million users. The software allows organizations to involve the opinions of public and private communities by collecting their ideas and giving users a platform to vote. The ideas are then evaluated, routed, and delivered on the back-end, making IdeaScale the engine of innovation. IdeaScale's current client roster includes industry leaders, such as EA Sports, NBC, NASA, Xerox and the Executive Office of the President. For more information, visit