Innovation communities enable companies and their customers to create new products, discuss product ideas, and promote new products. The patterns in this paper focus on idea management, an essential element of innovation communities concerned with attracting, evaluating, and developing ideas. The paper is part of a series of papers on patterns for designing innovation communities. The audience for the patterns includes organizations and individuals involved in the creation, operation, and growth of innovation communities.

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Keywords Community design, Idea management, Innovation communities, Patterns
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Conference 22nd European Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs, EuroPLoP 2017
Weiss, M. (2017). Patterns for idea management in innovation communities. In ACM International Conference Proceeding Series. doi:10.1145/3147704.3147708