NineSigma, the leading innovation partner to companies worldwide, today launched the first open innovation social media destination, NineSights(TM), www.ninesights.com which is free to innovation seekers and solution providers.
NineSights is a secure and collaborative online community that connects innovators of all sizes with the resources and relationships needed to drive business value. The platform allows innovation seekers to post innovation needs and solution providers to submit proposals and post technologies and solutions that are “for sale”. NineSigma ensures quality on the site by vetting both seekers and providers.
Andy Zynga, CEO of NineSigma said, “We have listened to our clients and solution providers who told us that a social media enabled platform where quality trumps quantity is what the world needs right now. As a result of this unique platform, organizations are able to make better connections faster and thus accelerate time to market.”
On NineSights, users experience a streamlined innovation environment. Solution seekers from corporations, government, and nonprofit organizations can access a vetted pool of global subject-matter experts, inventors, entrepreneurs and researchers with searchable profiles highlighting their expertise. These solution providers will also find a virtual goldmine of world-class organizations committed to driving innovation forward through consultative engagements, licensing or acquisition of technologies, partnerships or investment opportunities, and more, with the associated financial rewards tied to their specific searches. The site also hosts featured “galleries” that spotlight innovation requests and technology offers from organizations like Philips, and provides forums for discussions among users.
NineSights is being launched in response to a recent NineSigma survey of professionals in a range of industries that found no innovation platform existed to effectively meet the needs of solution seekers and providers online. With NineSights, that marketplace need is being met. For solution providers, this includes exposure of their technologies, new business development opportunities, connections outside their industries, and direct access to solution seekers. Organizations reaching out to solution providers see the same benefits, particularly the opportunity to connect with others outside of a single vertical segment.
NineSights supplements NineSigma’s comprehensive open innovation services, which range from global knowledge searches to helping organizations develop a culture of innovation and build the right innovation teams.
With millions of solution providers in NineSigma’s network and unlimited access to innovation resources globally, the company looks forward to expanding their innovation community further on NineSights. Both solution seekers and solution providers can register for free at NineSights at www.ninesights.com.
NineSigma engages organizations with external innovation resources and enables them to share knowledge to accelerate the innovation cycle, whether they are in the private, public, or social sectors. Their proprietary and collaborative process has produced billions of dollars in tangible value. Companies such as Kraft, Philips, L’Oreal, Unilever, Denso and Suntory utilize NineSigma’s Open Innovation services to solve immediate challenges, fill product pipelines, integrate new knowledge into their organizations, close development gaps, and improve financial performance. NineSigma has the largest open global network of solution providers and an extensive database of existing solutions that spans all industries and technical disciplines. Our team integrates professionals from a variety of fields, including business leaders, innovation consultants and Ph.D.-level scientists. Learn more at www.ninesigma.com