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NineSigma Approved as Federal GSA Contractor

Oct 19, 2016 | Cleveland, OH and Houston, TX
NineSigma to Provide Services to the U.S. Government for the Design and Management of Prize-Based Innovation Challenges

Global innovation company NineSigma announced today that it has been awarded a five-year contract by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) through the 00CORP Professional Services Schedule (PSS). This designation allows NineSigma to bid on prize-based innovation challenge projects for the U.S. Federal Government and other GSA Schedule users.

Founded in 2000, NineSigma is a pioneer in the field of open innovation (OI) and has helped define the way it is practiced today. With a proprietary needs articulation process, PhD-level program managers and PMP® certified project managers, NineSigma’s prize-based innovation challenges allow organizations to reach beyond their existing networks to address their most challenging technical problems and opportunities. NineSigma has worked with several U.S. federal agencies including the NASA Center of Excellence in Collaborative Innovation, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of Defense, on their challenge programs.

“A prize-based innovation challenge is a cost-effective and efficient way to rally a global network of innovators around a clearly defined technical goal. In addition to the complexity of the problems they seek to solve, our government clients must balance diverse objectives from multiple stakeholders, as well as strict timing and budgetary constraints. We are very pleased that the GSA has recognized NineSigma’s expertise and past performance in managing these multifaceted programs. Federal agency interest in leveraging prize-based innovation has exploded over the past 4 years, and we look forward to helping the U.S. government accomplish its innovation goals,” said Denys Resnick, Chief Growth Officer, NineSigma.

Under the GSA Contract, NineSigma will provide the following services:
• Grand Challenge
• Innovation Contest
• Challenge Amplification
• Strategic Problem Definition Workshop
• Need Identification and Articulation Coaching Workshop
• Challenge Website Hosting and Management

To learn more about NineSigma’s GSA services and other offerings, visit our website.

About NineSigma
NineSigma connects organizations with external innovation resources to accelerate innovation in private, public and social sectors. NineSigma has the largest open global network of solution providers and an extensive database of existing solutions spanning numerous industries and technical disciplines. Learn more at or


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