From a White Paper released by Imaginatik
last summer: ROI of idea management
"Costs of idea management, as well as its benefits.
--Reward and recognition
Main types of return on investing in ideas:
--Return from specific ideas
--Return from improved innovation processes
--Return regarding corporate objectives
Imaginatik breaks ROI down even further:
--New Markets for Existing Products
--New Products and Concepts
--Cost Reduction and Productivity Improvement
--Avoiding Waste by Selecting Quality Concepts
--Strategic Goals and Specific Targets"
(Source: Fast Company Innovation blog Here).