CFPB’s IdeaBox: an Open-Source Internal Ideation Platform

Nov 3, 2014

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 email Monte Desai for more information on IdeaBox.

Monte Desai leads the internal innovation team at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

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