There are many platforms that I find very useful like herox.com, conservationx.com, globalinnovationexchange.org, challenge.gov, innocentive.com and so on. All of them have similar application. They are very critical for success of an invention but as an inventor I believe that they are just first step towards success. As an entrepreneur, I know after the first step there are many problem. If you think as a unit or as the world is one team, successes of one inventor irrespective of who he/she is or where he/she come from is value added to you irrespective of who you are or where you live.
So, how do you make this platform assist an inventor in every step of the way? How do this platform become part of a project or an invention? How can we make this platform part of innovators and investors part of their life throughout their life?