More than 40,000 ideas have been submitted into the TIP community since its inception.
The Innovation Pipeline (TIP) is a dynamic online crowd-sourcing platform that brings together the creative talent of AT&T employees to drive innovation. Since its establishment in 2009, TIP has attracted more than 130,000 active members from all 50 states and 54 countries, and more than $44 million in seed funding has been allocated to develop TIP ideas, resulting in many notable launches including NumberSync, AT&T DriveMode, and SmartMic.
AT&T employees have 24/7 access to submit, vote and collaborate on ideas using the TIP platform. Ideas are refined through real-time feedback from peers with the best rising to the top. The top ideas are pitched to “Angel Investors” – AT&T executives who act as venture capitalists – to determine funding. Ideas are developed into working prototypes and then placed within an AT&T business unit or launched into the hands of our customers.
Did You Know?
A first year employee created another use for the ubiquitous smartphone. SmartMic utilizes WebRTC technology and Wi-Fi to give event and conference attendees the equivalent of a personal, wireless microphone.