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Qmarkets’ Partners with World Renowned Innovation Powerhouse Platypus Labs

Qmarkets is excited to announce that they will be partnering with acclaimed Innovation-as-a-Service provider Platypus Labs. With a Fortune 100 digital transformation guru, and a presidential award-winning innovation expert as co-founders, Platypus Labs brings a diverse wealth of innovation talent to Qmarkets’ customers.

Tel Aviv, June 27, 2018 – Platypus Labs – a US-based innovation enablement and consultancy, geared towards helping clients develop a systematic, holistic, and value-driving innovation culture – has announced it will be joining forces with leading idea management software provider, Qmarkets. The goal of the partnership is to allow clients across a broad range of sectors to develop scalable and flexible innovation systems that can help sustain competitive advantage in an increasingly disruptive marketplace.

Platypus Labs is a veritable powerhouse of innovation expertise. Its co-founders are Josh Linkner – a New York Times bestseller and recipient of the President Obama Champion of Change Award –, and Kaiser Yang– a veteran digital transformation expert who has pioneered innovation efforts at fortune 100 companies such as Microsoft, Disney, and Amazon.

“The decision to form this strategic partnership was easy for us.” says Platypus Labs co-founder Kaiser Yang. “Qmarkets’ philosophy of harnessing the ‘wisdom of the crowds’, and their commitment to helping clients cultivate thriving innovation ecosystems, aligned perfectly with our goals. We found that the Qmarkets platform was intuitive, highly-flexible, responsive, and built with cutting-edge technology. It’s proven to be the ideal tool for implementing our innovation enablement continuums to help clients overcome unique ideation challenges.”

Josh Linkner – Two-time NY Times Bestselling Author, four-time tech entrepreneur,
professional jazz guitarist, and co-founder of Platypus Labs.

The innovation amplification and executive coaching strategies employed by Platypus Labs have seen them spearhead efforts at a number of major corporations. These range from GSK, Pepsi, Bose, Penn Mutual, Honda, and many more. This experience tackling the innovation challenges at varied leading companies is mirrored by Qmarkets, which has an equally illustrious list of customers, including Ford, Nestle, Unicredit, Lufthansa, and PMI.

“Platypus labs’ unique approach to delivering ‘Innovation-as-a-Service’ is exciting to us” says Qmarkets’ Co-founder, Michael Stilger. “We’re certain that this fine-tuned approach, combined with the diverse wealth of experience Platypus Labs brings to the table, will be invaluable to our combined customer base.”


About Platypus Labs

Platypus Labs elevates and transforms organizations by systematically unlocking the creative potential of every team member and stakeholder.  They empower clients to solve complex problems, seize opportunities, and realize profound economic success through cutting edge, transformative experiences and methodologies.  Rather than simply solving innovation challenges for hire, Platypus Labs co-create powerful and practical solutions while injecting creative capacity into client organizations. In addition to tackling pressing needs, Platypus Labs are committed to ensuring their clients and their teams are well-equipped innovators.


About Qmarkets

As an established leader on the idea and innovation management landscape, Qmarkets has developed a reputation over the last 10 years for delivering the most comprehensive crowdsourcing software solutions in the world. Recognized by leading analysts such as Gartner, Forrester, and Info-tech, Qmarkets offers unmatched technical and design flexibility to their extensive list of leading global clients; including Nestle, Ford, Lufthansa, Ab InBev, Phillip Morris International, UniCredit, and many more.

Qmarkets’ software offering extends beyond innovation management to include products focusing on process improvement, continuous improvement and operational excellence; open innovation with customers and business partners; technology scouting for enterprise M&A opportunities; and digital employee engagement.

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