Getting the BrightIdea: Crowdsourcing in government and enterprise

Gov 2.0 Radio talks with Matt Greeley of BrightIdea. BrightIdea has powered innovation campaigns for the government of Ireland, City of San Francisco and has a new contract with the U.S. State Department. It’s also the platform behind the $200 million GE Ecomagination Challenge. We talk with company co-founder Matt Greeley about challenges and best practices in ideation, innovation and crowdsourcing for government and enterprise.


SF selects Brightidea to power employee ideas campaign

San Francisco has selected Brightidea to power its new idea platform aimed to foster ideas from the city’s 26,000 employees. The site is located at

The top idea will be selected for implementation with 10 other high ranking ideas recognized in an event with Mayor Gavin Newsom and get featured on as well as the city’s Facebook page.

“ will allow the City to tap into valuable ideas from city employees to help solve some of our most pressing issues,” said Newsom. “I encourage employees to submit creative solutions to help balance our budget.”

Brightidea also powers Ireland’s Your Country Your Call campaign.