CFPB’s IdeaBox: an Open-Source Internal Ideation Platform
IdeaBox is an application that helps an organization collect ideas, organize them, and solicit comments and votes on the ideas.
Do you want to build an innovation program at your organization? Learn how you can leverage resources from IdeaBox, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s initiative to generate, incubate, and implement great ideas from employees across the agency by watching the recent DigitalGov University webinar.
Your organization can take advantage of the CFPB’s:
- Open-source (FREE!) ideation and collaboration software
- Lean staffing model
- Playbook of resources
The webinar discusses how to:
- Design and build a lean initiative to generate, incubate, and implement ideas
- Foster collaboration by focusing on the user experience
- Use and customize IdeaBox’s open source code
CFPB built IdeaBox in-house and shared its source code on GitHub for anyone to use. It can be fully customized and integrated into your organization’s intranet. Check out the webinar, download the presentation slides, or contact Monte Desai for more information on IdeaBox._Monte Desai leads the internal innovation team at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)._ If you would like more information on challenges and prize competitions, become part of the Federal Challenge and Prize Community listserv. If you are interested in entering a challenge, see the list of government challenges at Challenge.gov.