Our Partners

NineSigma partners with other best-in-class organizations, aligning innovation capabilities to bring enhanced value to our clients. Our Delivery Partners are located globally and, like us, are committed to helping organizations expand their innovation capacity and better leverage external knowledge and resources from the global innovation community. Our Strategic Partners are organizations with whom we have:

  • A joint offering
  • Full engagement at all levels of our respective companies
  • Already achieved market successes

We also partner with organizations to bring visibility to important programs or to extend our reach into the global innovation community. Learn more about our partners below.

Strategic Partners

  • HYPE Innovation is a global leader in enterprise social software for idea and innovation management, with over 13 years of project experience and best-practice expertise, and clients around the globe. The flexible, enterprise-class software platform enhances ideation with employees and opens innovation in a smart, secure environment to partners, suppliers, customers, and the external community. 

    Creating a sustainable and repeatable innovation pipeline, your innovation needs are expertly managed year-over-year to create efficiencies and promote growth. You can expedite the time your ideas make it to market by combining the power of the HYPE Innovation software platform and the depth of the NineSigma solution provider network. Additionally, NineSigma is here every step of the way to guide you through the process as painlessly as possible by taking advantage of our years of expertise in innovation management.  

  • For nearly half a century, Caliper has been helping companies achieve peak performance by advising them on hiring the right people, managing individuals most effectively and developing productive teams. The accuracy, objectivity and depth of their consulting approach enables them to provide solutions that work for over 25,000 companies.

    NineSigma and Caliper have come together to create the industry's first innovation leadership development program for individuals and teams. The Collaborative Innovation Development program is specifically designed to help you, as an innovation leader, assess and develop your team's performance. Based on Caliper's proven assessment methodology, this program leverages NineSigma's Open Innovation best practices to help teams collaborate more effectively and deliver the solutions that will advance your innovation programs. Learn more.

  • Nottingham Spirk, the Business Innovation firm, has helped over 1,400 clients develop more than 900 commercialized patents and earn more than $45 billion dollars in combined sales from new businesses developed. Nottingham Spirk's experience in a wide range of consumer, commercial and medical markets makes them one of the most successful innovators in the United States. Companies such as Procter & Gamble, GE, Alcoa, Black & Decker, and Sherwin- Williams utilize Nottingham Spirk's unique Vertical InnovationTM process to create game-changing products and intellectual property. Nottingham Spirk's state-of-the-art, 60,000 sq. ft. Innovation Center, allows them to vertically integrate the entire development process from consumer research, design, engineering, and prototyping through to the end retail experience including structural packaging and branding. The company is celebrating their 40th anniversary and is located near University Circle and the Cleveland Clinic campus. Learn more about Nottingham Spirk at http://www.nottinghamspirk.com.

    NineSigma and Nottingham Spirk have joined their industry-leading capabilities in the new NS2 program that enables companies to dramatically accelerate innovation time-to-market. Learn more.

    Nottingham Spirk

Network Partnerships

  • US-EU Match is a bridge between American and European companies that seeks to create partnerships regarding business development, technology transfer and research activities. In Europe, the US-EU Match links to the Enterprise Europe Network and through it, to European business and research organizations. The US-EU Match is the exclusive U.S. member in the Enterprise Europe Network. Learn more >

    US-EU Match


  • Fareimpresa facilitates the innovation of new products and processes for its clients, working closely with the client's teams to coach them through the open innovation process. As an engine for innovation, Fareimpresa offers its unique model "INNOV-ACTION" that supports the client's innovation program from idea generation, through problem-solving and product development.

    NineSigma partnered with Fareimpresa in 2010 to identify needs of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and perform innovation searches to identify new partners and solutions across the innovation value chain.  Fareimpresa works with NineSigma to help provide open innovation tools within the Italian marketplace.

  • Ibis Business Development contributes fresh eyes and innovation to industry senior management and company boards. With their insight, seasoned judgement and expertise, Ibis can assist companies to achieve their business development goals. Known for its 'innovative spark' and 'hands on' approach, Ibis identifies and facilitates strategic corporate transactions and creates long-term value for its clientele.

    Ibis collaborates with NineSigma to provide open innovation tools and solutions within the Canadian Marketplace.

  • Innoco AS is an enthusiastic and dedicated advisor on innovation processes in established organizations. They have more than 20 years of experience working with large organizations and SMBs in Norway and abroad.

    Innoco AS works with NineSigma to deliver platforms for successful innovation to businesses within the Norwegian Marketplace.

    Innoco AS
  • INVENTTA is a Latin American consulting firm focused on pursuing technological innovation. It works in 4 areas: innovation management, open innovation and technology transfer, organizational culture change for innovation, and funds management for innovation. For the past 8 years, INVENTTA has worked with large companies and research centers in this region by helping them make innovation happen.

    Inventta represents NineSigma in Brazil and allows NineSigma to provide open innovation tools and services to organizations within this South American Marketplace.

  • The South African based Research Institute for Innovation and Sustainability (RIIS) offers a total business solution for planning, managing and sustaining innovation. They specialize in innovation enablement, including innovation strategies, impacting on a culture for innovation, innovation training and innovation measurement.

    NineSigma and RIIS partnered in 2010 to deliver open innovation services to companies and government entities throughout the Southern African Development Community. NineSigma and RIIS have formed the partnership to address a growing need among organizations in Southern Africa to expand their innovation capacity and better leverage external knowledge and resources from the global innovation community.

    Research Institute for Innovation and Sustainability (RIIS)

Marketing Partnerships

  • Originally established in 1987 by the American Marketing Association, but an independent organization since 2008, the Edison Awards™ have recognized and honored some of the most innovative products and business leaders in America and is among the most prestigious accolades honoring excellence in new product and service development, marketing, design and innovation. Learn more >

    Edison Awards