BONN, Germany and BOSTON, Mass. – (23 January 2013) HYPE Innovation, a global leader in end-to-end Innovation Management software, and one of the fastest growing global innovation solution providers, announced today its partnership with Mattel. The partnership includes an innovation management platform for the Mattel and Fisher-Price divisions, as well as an Inventor Relations platform, to further support the “Creating the Future of Play” vision. These platforms represent the next step for enterprise-wide innovation at Mattel.
The HYPE platform will enable inventors to engage in business-driven idea challenges, inviting them to submit, collaborate, and vote on ideas for new products, enhancements, cost-saving initiatives, and business process improvements. A new crowdsourcing platform will be created for the Mattel and Fisher-Price divisions. Replacing an existing social media platform, HYPE’s powerful crowdsourcing capabilities, idea evaluation workflows, and decision-making tools will enable Mattel to transform breakthrough ideas into actionable results and drive sustainable innovation across the organization.
“Mattel is recognized as an innovator in the segment of toys and family products,” said Frank Henningsen, Head of Professional Services at HYPE Innovation. “The inventor relations platform and the crowdsourcing platform are great examples of how Mattel maintains its industry leadership and recognition as a global brand. HYPE is very excited to support Mattel with the launch of its next-generation innovation platforms and to assist in the generation of ideas and collaboration across its dynamic global community”.