100%Open and Chaordix Partner to Provide Complete Open Innovation Services

Firms join to bring expertise in innovation and crowdsourcing to Europe and North America markets.

London, United Kingdom, August 24, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Chaordix™ today announced its partnership with 100%Open, a new open innovation agency spun out of NESTA. The new partnership brings together expert services, innovation networks and an industry-leading crowdsourcing platform to equip the two innovators to expand across Europe, North America and into new markets.

The founders of 100%Open have implemented successful open innovation programs with some of the world’s most innovative companies including Procter & Gamble, Oracle, Virgin Atlantic, Tesco, Orange, Pfizer and BT. A component of 100%Open’s innovation programs includes live jam sessions where a diverse, targeted group of outsiders is brought together to share and refine ideas around a business problem. With the partnership, Chaordix and 100%Open now offer unique advantage to existing and future clients by providing complete consultancy services from planning and strategy, through to fully managed live and online open innovation networks.

"Open innovation continually evolves and crowdsourcing technologies have proven to be a vital part of our practice,” said Roland Harwood, 100%Open Founder and Networks Partner. “Providing Chaordix technology and network management services to our markets is an important way that we will continue to lead.”

Chaordix provides crowdsourcing services and online technology for clients worldwide including PriceWaterhouseCoopers, IBM and the University of Oxford. Chaordix focuses on fully managed crowdsourcing communities that make it simple for clients to successfully implement open innovation. Beyond technology, Chaordix helps to identify high-value crowdsourcing initiatives, recruits the right crowd, manages the community to foster participation, and delivers actionable innovation outcomes for clients.

"We already have projects underway with 100%Open, and our combined strengths are lending to successful open innovation outcomes,” said Shelley Kuipers, Chaordix President & CEO. “The 100%Open team has a deep commitment to strengthening their client’s businesses and that is a core passion that we share.”"

About 100%Open
100%Open is a new open innovation agency spun out of NESTA, the UK’s National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts. For 100%Open, our vision of open innovation is when an enterprise realises a fast and significant return on investment by making partners out of suppliers, customers or clients. 100%Open makes this happen by working with our clients and their stakeholders to create a genuine partnership in which the risks and the rewards of innovation are shared. Find out more about 100%Open at www.100open.com.

About Chaordix
Chaordix is a leading provider of managed crowdsourcing communities. Through expert services and its crowdsourcing platform, Chaordix helps organizations apply crowdsourcing to a wide range of needs including products or services innovation, predicting market reaction, enhancing brand relevance, or tapping the problem solving capability of crowds to develop research, technology, policy and product solutions. We enable organizations to engage a crowd via the web to submit, discuss and often refine and rank submissions to discover the most-likely-to-succeed solutions. The crowd may be consumers, employees, partners or other select memberships. Find out more about Chaordix at www.chaordix.com.

Claudia Moore