Timed innovation challenges (creative challenge, innovation contest, hackathons...) are an effective tool for stimulating creativity and member participation within a short timeframe. These challenges involve setting a deadline for submitting ideas or projects on a specific theme, and contributions are evaluated according to predefined criteria.
These challenges can help :
- Stimulating creativity and innovation encouraging community members to think quickly and come up with innovative ideas
- Encouraging participation encouraging community members to submit ideas and projects, even if they don't feel ready to develop them fully
- Speed up contribution collections by encouraging members to work quickly to propose ideas and projects
- Improving the user experience providing a fun opportunity for members to take part in stimulating activities and have their suggestions taken into account.
See for example smart space internal hackathon or internal smart space hackathon