Competition breeds innovation, and fostering friendly competition between employees,  customers, and even brand advocates can generate groundbreaking solutions to challenging problems. Topcoder helps enterprises ignite innovation initiatives by providing on-demand access to the technical talent needed to rapidly bring great ideas to life. You sponsor teams or individuals to develop competing ideas around a specific goal or problem, and those with the best proposals use Topcoder to build on their ideas with high-quality designs and code.

Advantages of using Topcoder

With Topcoder powering your innovation program, you can quickly bring 20, 40, or even 60 apps from idea to minimum viable product (MVP)—and drive continuous innovation at enterprise scale.

Visual Design and UI/UX Expertise

The Topcoder Community is home to thousands of application UI/UX designers who can turn your ideas and requirements into highly effective user experiences.

On Demand Access to Developers

From bug fixes in legacy code to building with the latest technologies, Topcoder has the breadth and depth of skills to meet any just-in-time requirements.

More Options and Innovation

Competition breeds innovation, and Topcoder gives you a broad range of innovative design and development options to choose from for every project.

Proven Platform and Methodology

Growing, nurturing, and sustaining a ready-to-work community takes time and experience. Topcoder is the leader in the art and science of crowdsourcing.


How Innovation Programs Work

Whether you’re running an innovation campaign or an ongoing innovation program, Topcoder lets you quickly execute on dozens of ideas in parallel so you can test and evaluate more solutions faster.
Showcase your technology or innovation initiatives with a three, six, or nine-month app ideation, design, and development competition. You sponsor teams to generate ideas around an industry or topic-specific problem, and teams with winning ideas work with the Topcoder Community to build working solutions in parallel.
Innovation App Center

Fuel your ongoing innovation program and energize intrapreneurs by providing on-demand access to a limitless supply of app designers and developers. Employees work with the Topcoder Community to turn their best ideas for mobile and web apps into UI/UX designs, clickable prototypes, and even MVPs.


Living Progress Challenge

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) invited people to submit ideas for apps and digital services that could improve lives.

HPE partnered with Topcoder to help the 17 finalists sprint from ideas to working beta apps in just 12 weeks.

Sunshot Catalyst

The U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot program was designed to explore business app ideas that could increase solar adoption.

With Topcoder, 17 SunShot teams raced from business application idea to minimum viable product in just over 60 days.