Open innovation: inspiring collaboration in the UN | Louise Bloom
- 16 April 2014
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Louise Bloom blogs for Mindjet about the Humanitarian Innovation Project's recent evaluation of UNHCR's pilot-run of the SpigitEngage online innovation platform
Early last year, our partners at UNHCR told me about their new venture to employ the SpigitEngage online platform. Invited to carry out a review of the pilot-run for the platform, I was excited to learn more about how they were trying to use an innovation tool to facilitate innovation — not only amongst employees, but also partner organisations, refugees, and people of concern, with whom they work closely around the world. I was curious to see how UNHCR were engaging with a private company (Mindjet), how participants took to the platform, and what could be learnt more widely for humanitarian work.