More than 50,000 ideas have been submitted into the TIP community since its inception.
The Innovation Pipeline (TIP) is a dynamic crowdsourcing 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 $45 million in seed funding has been allocated to develop TIP ideas, resulting in many notable launches including NumberSync, AT&T DriveMode, and the Public Transportation Trip Planner.
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 by the AT&T Foundry and then placed within an AT&T business unit or launched into the hands of our customers.
The brainchild of a call center operator who was personally affected by texting-while-driving. DriveMode is an app developed to help reduce the dangers of distracted driving.
The product of an employee who wanted to have a backup emergency phone. NumberSync allows you to make or receive calls using your mobile number, whether or not your smartphone is handy.
Smart Digital Transportation Boards
From the imagination of an employee who wanted help with ground transportation planning. The digital boards are located in Chicago O’ Hare airport near baggage claim and show the fastest and lowest-cost routes in