Idea Management

Take advantage of our expertise and best practices in idea and innovation management.

We’ve been leading innovation initiatives for decades and have helped a growing number of organizations become more innovative. Our solutions are specifically designed for the science, technology or engineering-related organization and can accommodate small, medium, or large installations. You’ll find that with innovation, software is only half of the answer–you need expertise in making it work. This is what MindMatters can provide–the best practices and “real-world” experience that will drive innovation with real return on investment.

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Take advantage of our expertise and best practices in idea and innovation management.

We’ve been leading innovation initiatives for decades and have helped a growing number of organizations become more innovative. Our solutions are specifically designed for the science, technology or engineering-related organization and can accommodate small, medium, or large installations. You’ll find that with innovation, software is only half of the answer–you need expertise in making it work. This is what MindMatters can provide–the best practices and “real-world” experience that will drive innovation with real return on investment.

Flagpole: Fast-Startup Innovation

“Fast Startup, built-in Challenge Management, and Easy-to-Use interface allowed us to supercharge our innovation process.”

Flagpole is our Best Practice Idea Capture and Management system that uses either Challenges or general idea capture. It contains everything necessary to quickly start and innovation program and features basic project management, ROI calculations, status/review, and reporting. With Flagpole, you can create an environment where employee engagement, motivation, and collaboration come together to make innovation faster and more profitable.

  • Create your own “Social Innovation Network.”
  • Align with employees, partners, and customers to solve new challenges.
  • Inspire new ideas for products, improvements, savings, and projects.
  • Promote collaboration across your company.
  • Manage ideas and feedback from your web community.
  • Communicate progress with the entire company as well as senior level executives.

INNOVATOR Advanced: Feature-Rich

“We were pleasantly surprised in how quickly our specific process could be replicated. Our users saw a familiar graphic interface, and our managers did not have to learn a new piece of software.”

INNOVATOR Advanced is our mid-level innovation management solution. If your innovation business processes are well-developed, more involved and you’d like more control over your input forms, review process, and analysis, then consider this solution. These Best-Practice enabled web sites allow maximum flexibility with minimum configuration.

  • For organization with well-defined processes and moderate resources
  • Configured via MindMatters’ Deployment Checklist rapid prototyping
  • Pre-Configured Best Practice Functions/Workflows
  • Complex functionality such as trade secret management, complex forms and reports
  • Available in 1-3 weeks

INNOVATOR Enterprise: Fortune-class Management

The only enterprise innovation management solution that truly manages the entire innovation process while also identifying, managing and protecting your intellectual property assets from their inception

The INNOVATOR™ Enterprise Management System is an advanced enterprise innovation and intellectual property management solution—elevating idea management, decision management, invention disclosure/IP management and innovation and IP security to an unprecedented level. It is offered as a SaaS solution and can be customized to your specific requirements.

  • Best practices  in idea, innovation, decision management, intellectual property management and innovation and IP security
  • Web Portal  can be customized to your company’s look and feel
  • Scalable to any size enterprise
  • Fully customizable to accommodate unlimited departments, business units, review processes, etc.
  • Easily capture inventions, patents, trade secrets, and trademarks along with all supporting documents
  • Guide invention disclosures through multiple workflows/processes for witnessing, reviewing, analysis, and task management
  • Apply your own heuristics to assign value and determine return on investment
  • Invite internal employees, external contributors, outside counsel, and other groups (all controlled with security) to create a dynamic and interactive environment for your Intellectual property.

More Info

Would you like more information on our proven process?  Schedule a discussion online, or call us now at
412-489-5900 x4.

John Stowell, Director of Innovation, Zep Inc.

"StageTrak is very customizable to your needs. Once it's up and running it's pretty intuitive. It's much simpler to operate than most of its competitors."

"We avoided $750,000 in cost in North American alone last year because we're being more selective and going after better intellectual property."

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Kelly Teemant

"Flagpole offers novel social marketing techniques to partner and collaborate with the National Poison Control Center community."

VP Science & Technology, PPG Industries

"The MindMatters solution is the catalyst for generating growth opportunities and new sources of revenue."

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Tom Mauss, Chief Executive Officer

"We were impressed with MindMatters’ entire Step by Step Innovation process. They helped us identify areas where we might fail, and successfully navigated around those obstacles."

"Our R&D idea submissions have tripled over the whole of the previous year."

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Gregg Edwards, Chief People Officer

"Allows us to not only capitalize on the brilliance of our employees, but also to collaborate on organizational issues in a much more engaging, satisfying way."

Director of R&D

"The MindMatters software has really worked out for our team. It has enabled us to develop a process that effectively mines the innovative thoughts of R&D. Our invention disclosure count is through the roof compared to pre-MindMatters numbers."