Innovation Services

Idea & Innovation Management Software

Elevate idea and innovation processes in corporates

A modern innovation management process forms the basis for all your innovation activities.
From the first step of defining and mapping (strategic) search fields, the systematic integration of trends, to technology assessments and the documentation of relevant user needs.
Different activating formats such as idea campaigns, competitions or testing activities can be used and mapped within or across various organizational units. A wide range of flexible evaluation tools helps you to allocate your budget to the right ideas. Dashboards help innovation managers to actively manage their innovation process and to proactively set accents throughout the organization.

Innovation management software tailored to the process enables the innovation process to be digital, remote, transparent and measurable. This approach requires structured planning and the commitment of all relevant stakeholders throughout the organization. We accompany our customers on their Innovation Journey with the right software, the appropriate methods and coaching of the users – from the first search field to the successful implementation of an innovation management process.

Define search fields

Manage trends, startups & technologies

Finding ideas & solutions

Build communities

Involve management

Realizing innovation

Define search fields

Define search fields derived from the innovation strategy

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Every software needs humans

We design programs with proofed record services, which support your software implementation and later campaigns.

1. Process & software consulting

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An analysis of the current situation of the innovation process in the company provides an initial overview and lays the foundation for the configuration of software. An evaluation of current software tools is also conducted.

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Process design

The process is designed with the help of an innovation blueprint. In this phase we support you in choosing the right innovation management software.

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Roll out

We implement new & adapted innovation processes including configuration and implementation of the innovation management software. We use “best practice” innovation processes and adapt them to the need of the company.

2. Campagin design

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Topic framing

In a joint workshop with our clients, the strategic fields of innovation are developed, the customer-specific topics are identified and prioritized, and a topic is selected for the first pilot campaign.

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Stakeholder management

We support our clients in order to integrate important actors (C-Level) into the process. We introduce key stakeholders to the platform and the new processes to ensure that they recognize their important role as moderator & motivator in the process.

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Incentive strategy

An incentive strategy tailored to the topic and objective is developed and relevant communities are activated.

3. Campagin enrollment

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Community management

During the live phase of a campaign, HYVE community experts moderate the activities on the platform.

We support community management workshops with our clients in order to train all stakeholders in handling the platform and the processes.

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Communication & activation

We create communication campaigns for our clients that are tailored to their channels. In addition, we design all relevant platform and communication products such as texts, mailings, videos, initial ideas, and inspiration for the platform. Coherent communication ensures a high recognition value for your campaign and thus more interaction among your employees.

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Idea shortlisting & Jury Meeting

We moderate the idea assessment to identify the best ideas and translate them into concrete concepts. The ideas pre-selected by the expert assessment and the HYVE idea evaluation process are presented to the jury, the ideas are discussed and their potential for further development is assessed. HYVE summarizes all results in a comprehensive report for you.

Hackathons & Jams

Planning and implementation of 2-3 day innovation formats during and after a campaign

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Innovation Labs & Intrapreneurship Prorgams

Embedding an innovation campaign in more extensive innovation formats such as innovation labs or intrapreneurship programs


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Product Developement Sprints

Further support or implementation of product development projects (digital solutions and / or physical products)

Product development sprints


Innovation management experts for 15+ years

Ideas and innovation management has a long tradition at HYVE. In 2005 HYVE released its own developed software: HYVE IdeaNet, a collaboration platform for various innovation drivers. Likewise, the HYVE Crowd is one of HYVE’s success stories. With over 98,000 members, the crowdsourcing platform is used by companies in various phases of the innovation process, e.g. to find new ideas for application areas of their technologies.

For over 16 years we have been working with and on innovation and idea management platforms. With our many years of experience we adapt the platform specifications exactly to the needs of our clients and support them with our know-how.

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How to choose the right tool?

We would be happy to discuss with you which tool offers you the most added value and fits your innovation strategy.

HYVE works with HYPE Innovation management software

We have been working closely with HYPE Innovation Management Software for many years and are certified HYPE Implementation Developers. HYPE is Europe’s leading platform for innovation management. We value HYPE for excellent support and sustainable, dynamic business development. HYPE offers a software solution that helps decision-makers to integrate employees, customers, and partners in their innovation process. HYPE enables companies to generate additional revenue, increase their efficiency and motivate and connect employees.

innosabi is a leading provider for innovation management technology. With their software they connect people, ideas, and data to drive innovation and to enable the transformation of culture and processes. Specialized solutions supported by agile and open frameworks create the infrastructure to ensure fast innovation in an increasingly digital and complex world.

Joolia is a digital companion that lets you plan and run innovation programs and capture results easily. Made by HYVE and msg, the platform combines 18 years of innovation know-how with industry-leading simplicity and security. Joolia helps you to both start and scale an innovation program in your company. Additional features facilitate the use and enable the seamless integration of Joolia into MS Teams. In addition to the stored innovation recipes and templates, the schedule, agenda and content can now also be transferred to the Teams world and the Teams channels can be used for collaboration.

These companies rely on HYVE's innovation management expertise

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