When was the last time you thought, “what an innovative airport”? My thoughts exactly.

That’s what makes ANA Aeroportos de Portugal’s 2012 Forrester Groundswell Award win such an interesting case study on how companies are creating employee-powered innovation programs to improve their business. ANA is the airport authority of Portugal and the organization scooped the award for business-to-employee projects in the category of innovation programs.

ANA Intelligent Network (ANA IN) is a collaborative platform where employees work together to respond to challenges and suggest, discuss and evaluate which new ideas to implement at the company. It is designed to increase employee participation, generate new ideas and foster company-wide entrepreneurship. Some short stats:

  • 98% more ideas submitted
  • 99% more people participating
  • 45% workforce now engaged

ANA teamed with our partners at weListen and used InnovationCast, an end-to-end innovation management platform built on the Telligent platform, to support this employee community.

A big congratulations on this prestigious acknowledgement!