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A unique global network carefully balanced and managed by NineSigma. Over 20 000 members, tech-savvy industry professionals from multi-national corporations, SMEs and start ups who are passionate about technology and ready to share their insights with you.


Find new business opportunities from your technology portfolio and get new application ideas for your existing technologies, as well as new developments.

Test market potential for a new technology or startup and ask experts and possible users to evaluate the innovation potential.

Get insights for future vision and technology trends and create an objective picture by gathering opinions through OI Council.


Managed service: the surveys are designed and analysed for you by NineSigma’s technical team.

Quick Feedback: 30 to 50 responses in just 1-2 weeks.

Customized: Survey packages and targeted focus groups to fit your needs.

Follow Up: Optional expert interviews or in-depth research by NineSigma to turn the ideas into actionable strategies.

“Tap into a dedicated global network of vetted peers across industries. Enhance your decision making by asking your innovation questions to leading organizations before you take action on a new initiative.“

"To create something new, it is necessary to know what the outside world is doing. A tool to collect external information, such as the OI Council, can be useful for every researcher, to build an unbiased understanding based on the results."
Mr. Hideki Komatsu, Managing Executive Officer, in charge of Nest Lab.
Bridgestone Corporation
"Expert panels such as the OI Council are useful for testing market hypotheses made by our researchers. We believe that the quality of our research will be improved by making OI Council available to each researcher on a daily basis."
Mr. Teruyoshi Morikawa, Executive Officer
Suntory Foods International Limited
"Open innovation is not only about technology search, but also understanding what our customers want. External comments, such as those from OI Council members, are important for selecting corporate research themes."
Mr. Hideyuki Oka, Managing Director and General Manager of Technology & Solution Division
Panasonic Corporation Life Solutions Company

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