Top 5 Innovation Department challenges that can be addressed with CrowdSmart:

1. Lack of diverse perspectives: By bringing in external stakeholders and customers to participate in the innovation process, CrowdSmart brings in diverse perspectives and ideas that may not have been considered otherwise.

2. Limited resources: CrowdSmart helps innovation departments make the most of their resources by leveraging the expertise and resources of external partners.

3. Slow innovation process: Traditional innovation methods can be slow and cumbersome. CrowdSmart speeds up the innovation process by bringing together a diverse group of people to work together towards a common goal.

4. Difficulty in identifying customer needs: Innovation departments can struggle to identify the needs and wants of their customers. CrowdSmart helps uncover these needs through direct engagement with customers.

5. Lack of customer buy-in: CrowdSmart increases customer buy-in by involving them in the innovation process. This can lead to increased customer loyalty and satisfaction.