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Wazoku partners with InnoCentive to create the world’s most powerful innovation platform and community

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Global partnership delivers a unique proposition for any organisation seeking to solve business challenges and drive innovation. Idea management scaleup Wazoku has announced a major new partnership with US open innovation firm InnoCentive, which will create the world’s most comprehensive and powerful innovation platform and community. InnoCentive has built a global network of more than 400,000 expert problem ‘solvers’ comprising CEOs, PhD students …

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Wazoku makes two senior hires as the idea management scaleup prepares itself for further growth in 2020

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Idea management scaleup Wazoku has made two new senior hires, as the company readies itself for further growth in 2020. Kathryn Layland joins as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) based in Wazoku’s London HQ, while Alex Butucea arrives as Wazoku’s new Director of Software Engineering, in the company’s Bristol office.  Layland has held senior global revenue positions with several AdTech solution providers and has experience of growing and scaling SaaS businesses on an international basis, including setting …

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Wazoku Announces Winter 2019 Product Release

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Wazoku, a leading idea management platform, announced its Winter 2019 product release with features designed to equip organisations with better visibility into the value of their ideas and their innovation pipeline. “Managing truly effective and impactful innovation can be like directing a complex orchestra with many moving parts. You need to get the right people involved, through the right ways, …

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West Midlands Academic Health Science Network turns to Wazoku to capture the innovations to transform health in the West Midlands

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West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) has selected Wazoku’s idea management platform, Idea Spotlight, as it looks to increase and share innovation across the NHS and in doing so, improve the long-term health in the region. WMAHSN previously operated Meridian, a pioneering interactive innovation health exchange for academia, industry, health and care providers and commissioners and the public. Participants …

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Bournemouth University launches SPEED, part of a European funded project (Interreg 2 Seas) that aims to transform port logistics

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3 December 2019 – Bournemouth University is using Wazoku’s idea management platform, Idea Spotlight, to power the stakeholder engagement in the SPEED project, a major initiative that looks to gather and develop the ideas that will transform port logistics across Western Europe.

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Wazoku Announces Autumn 2019 Product Release

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Wazoku, a leading idea management platform, announced its Autumn 2019 product release with features designed to surface the right ideas, with the most relevant information, to the right people at the right time. “Ideas have a rhythm and you need the right information and the right people to harmonise for the rhythm to flow and the ideas to flourish. This …

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Event: Innovation Roundtable Summit 2019

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Last year’s event brought together over 600 innovation executives, representing over 200 multinational firms, and this year endeavours to be bigger and better! The focus content themes for this year include: Agile Organisation, Culture & Leadership for Innovation and Digital Innovation and Business Transformation, with some truly great keynotes and speakers to be heard over the two days. If you’d …

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Award Winners Announced at the Prince’s Trust

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Last month The Prince’s Trust celebrated their first internal Innovation Awards. Colleagues submitted just under 100 nominations recognising one another for the amazing ideas they had collaborated on and developed since July 2018. Bringing innovation to the forefront The Princes Trust, a UK charity whose aim is to help disadvantaged young people get their lives on track, has undergone a …

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Wazoku raises £2.5M to expand global reach for idea management platform

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London-based SaaS eyes global expansion and product enhancement, as demand for idea management set to reach £1.17bn by 2022. London, United Kingdom. 2 May 2019 – Idea management firm Wazoku has announced that it has raised £2.5M, led by Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Venture Capital Trust (VCT) specialist, Calculus Capital and backed by existing investors. With the funding, Wazoku …

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Ministry of Defence selects Wazoku to improve innovation

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New platform looks to build on previous innovation successes by increasing staff engagement and the volume of ideas UK Central Government department, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) has selected Wazoku’s idea management platform, Idea Spotlight, to drive digital innovation and idea management across its entire network: The Royal Navy, British Army,  the Royal Air Force, Joint Forces Command and Defence …