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PatSnapeZassiIdeaScaleC SpaceVenture2The Inovo GroupInnosightIdeaPointSpigitImaginatikMoves The NeedleStrategosInnovation360 GroupDigital ScientistsNottingham SpirkSopheon

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PatSnap helps business leaders make better informed decisions about their innovation strategy by harnessing intellectual property analytics. Thousands of companies use PatSnap to analyze tech trends, drive innovation, automate competitor intelligence and maximize return on R&D.

With advanced neural networks and data science techniques, we read, analyze and correlate millions of documents from across the globe every day. Then we add the information you need to make the right decisions, from chemical structures and clinical trials, to financial reports and litigation records.

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PatSnap is a global company with offices in London, Beijing, Los Angeles, Suzhou, Singapore, and Shanghai
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US: +1 (424) 351-4121 UK: +44(0) 203 137 5084
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Vodafone, NASA, MIT, Faber-Castell, BAE Systems
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From startups to global corporations, from R&D teams to General Counsel, we make the valuable insights stored in the world’s intellectual property accessible to all. We support clients in sectors including Pharmaceuticals, Manufacturing, Software, Consumer Goods, Energy, and Academia to help accelerate innovation and reduce R&D wastage.
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eZassi is an industry leader and first in the area of open innovation management software. Beginning in 2004, eZassi started the innovation journey through invention. With several inventions under the eZassi umbrella the identification of the open innovation software need developed and transformed into what it is today — a powerful, unique and flexible open innovation management software product.

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Jacksonville, FL
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904.432.8315
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Open Innovation Management Platform
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IdeaScale is an innovation management platform that uses crowdsourcing to help you find and develop the next big thing.

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Berkeley, CA
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(800) 549-9198
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IdeaScale’s mission is to provide superior open innovation software in order to transform every business’ product, process, or structure.
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C Space is a customer agency. It connects the world’s best-known brands – like Walmart, Samsung, AB InBev, Mars, and more – with customers to inform and shape strategy development and drive business growth.

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Headquartered in Boston, London, and Shanghai, C Space has offices in Chicago, New York, San Francisco and Mexico City.
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(617) 316-4000
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C Space is a customer agency. It connects the world’s best-known brands – like Walmart, Samsung, AB InBev, Mars, and more – with customers to inform and shape strategy development and drive business growth. By building ongoing relationships with customers, brands can stay relevant, deliver superior experiences, and build loyalty. C Space’s range of services, tailored to specific business needs, include business consulting, private online communities, innovation workshops, executive activation events, and insights storytelling.
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Venture2 is a growth and innovation consulting firm with a unique ability to bridge strategy, capability-building and organizational transformation. Our clients include some of the world’s leading corporations across a variety of industries. They rely on Venture2’s specialized innovation and business process expertise, entrepreneurial methods and connections, and unparalleled implementation experience to deliver sustainable growth. Learn more ›

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Boca Raton, FL and New York City
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(561) 272-0788
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We help you move beyond ‘either/or’ mindsets to ‘AND’ mindsets by managing core and transformative innovation as an interdependent system. Building this level of innovation capability requires new approaches to portfolio strategies, team structures, internal processes, and external partnering.
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The Inovo Group is an innovation consulting firm helping technology-driven companies succeed at strategic innovation. We guide clients as they create surprising and potentially disruptive innovations that use technology for differentiation and competitive advantage. As we work together, clients use our proven innovation process to discover and pursue opportunities, gain new competencies and transform business models, organizations and cultures.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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(888) 464-6686
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Our clients include Cargill, Dow, DuPont, ExxonMobil, IDEX, Lubrizol, Nestle Purina, Parker, UnitedHealth Group, St. Gobain, and many more.
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Innovation strategy, opportunity creation, and knowledge discovery.
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ideaPoint software enables global enterprises to capitalize on breakthrough ideas at any stage of development, accelerating innovation and driving growth, all within one secure, easy to use tool. Through ideaPoint, companies can secure strategic partnerships and manage critical requests, initiatives and alliances, such as Mergers & Acquisitions, R&D Collaborations and Business Development & Licensing opportunities. Teams can source, evaluate, invest in, track and manage dynamic growth opportunities within a unified, secure system which provides best practice guidance while remaining completely and easily configurable to your unique processes and proprietary methodologies.

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ideaPoint is an Anaqua company with HQ in Boston, and offices in London, Pau, Verona, Cologne and Tokyo.
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617-375-2722
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ideaPoint has delivered the software to transform and solidify innovation and strategic growth programs across worldwide enterprises and is trusted by 50% of the top global life science companies and by leaders in apparel, CPG and other industries.
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ideaPoint software solutions help R&D, Business Development and Innovation groups repeatedly identify and capitalize on innovation and partnering opportunities with the highest potential to create growth through new products, services and business models.
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Global strategy and innovation consulting firm focusing on disruptive innovation.

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HQ in Boston; Singapore, Switzerland, India, and Japan
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781-652-7200
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P&G, GM, Turner Broadcasting, others
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Disruptive, social, and business model innovation. More.
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Click here to see featured work in HBR, newsletters, and more.
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Spigit is the #1 ideation management platform, and enables you to harness the collective intelligence of your employees, customers and partners to solve today’s problems, maximize tomorrow’s opportunities and accelerate innovation.

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San Francisco (HQ), Sweden, UK, France, Germany, Japan, and Australia
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1.855.774.4480
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Social dynamics, game mechanics, and innovation challenges to help drive enterprise innovation.
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We are a software innovation lab – an integrated team of designers and developers using the latest frameworks and tools to deliver awesome new software products. We partner with forward-thinking businesses to create mobile apps, websites, ecommerce stores and internet of things (IoT) applications. Established in 2007, we are proud to call metro Atlanta home. We believe in taking a "design thinking" approach to solving complex problems for users.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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(404) 654-3855
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Office Depot, Gables Residential, Hubbell Power Systems, Genuine Parts
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Strategy, design, and development
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At Innovation360 we help clients improve their innovation capabilities and value propositions. We offer evidence-based assessments based on our global innovation database and primary research. Our recommendations help clients build the sustainable innovation capabilities they need to execute their growth strategies. Our ideation platform, ideation360, is a global platform for ideation and exploration. It enables organizations to innovate by collecting, organizing, selecting and testing ideas from all of their employees, customers and partners.

See http://ideation360.com for more on the platform.

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Stockholm, Washington DC
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(202) 378-0294 (US office)
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We serve fast growing SMEs, unicorns, large corporations and public sector agencies in over 20 countries. For references in your region or industry, please contact us.
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Media, technology, telecoms, energy & offshoring, recycling, manufacturing, fintech, smart cities, trading, clothing, furniture, CPG including e-commerce and luxury goods, retail and wholesale
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Our mission is to transform organizations to continuously innovate by empowering people to discover and create new value for their customers. Co-founded by Brant Cooper, author of "The Lean Entrepreneur," Moves the Needle helps ignite entrepreneurial action, empowering employees to discover and create new value.

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Encinitas, California
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(619) 535-1579
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American Family Insurance, eBay, John Deere, ING, Transamerica, Sprint, City of Hayward, Humana, Providence Health and Services, Cisco, and more.
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Teaching the capabilities, helping build the systems, and developing the leadership skills necessary to transform company culture toward continuous innovation.
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Imaginatik is the world’s first full-service innovation firm. We are an advisory, software, and analytics provider devoted to making innovation a sustainable practice within the modern enterprise. We’ve been named a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, and Forrester Research has cited our Innovation Central software platform as a Leader in Innovation Management Solutions in both 2013 and 2016. Imaginatik was founded in 1996, with dual headquarters in Boston, USA and Fareham, UK. We’ve spent 20 years helping the world’s largest and most respected companies innovate.

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HQ in Boston; European office in Fareham, UK
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866-327-0904
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Cargill, Chubb, Dow Chemical, Exelon, ExxonMobil, Goodyear, John Deere, Mayo Clinic, TD Bank, The World Bank, and many others.
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Consulting, advisory, hands-on, award-winning enterprise software.
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Click here for our innovation blog.
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The Business Innovation & Product Design Firm: For over 44 years, Nottingham Spirk has developed hundreds of patented products that have generated $50 billion in sales for Fortune 500 companies. The firm offers a full-service Vertical InnovationTM process - from market research, user testing, product design and development, mechanical, electrical and software engineering, to prototyping and support for full commercialization. All design and development is conducted at our historic 60,000 square foot Innovation Center, ensuring accelerated speed to market, confidentiality and intellectual property protection. We specialize in finding new revenue streams, critical when growth is flat and trusted brand names are being threatened by competitive pressure.

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Cleveland, OH
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1.216.231.7830
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Consumer product innovation, medical device design, retail point of sale experiences, packaging design, speed to market and full product commercialization excellence
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Strategos is a strategy and innovation consultancy firm founded in 1995 in Silicon Valley by a group of talented professionals and Professor Gary Hamel. For over 20 years we have helped clients across the globe developing game changing strategies, identifying opportunities for growth and embedding innovation at the heart of their organization. Our approaches, methods and tools enable a creative and systemic approach to strategy and innovation that have been time tested and proven to deliver results.

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San Francisco, Chicago, Amsterdam
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(312) 655-0826
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Nestle, Shell, Whirlpool, Syngenta, FIFCO, Samsung. Click here for testimonials.
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Strategy, innovation and capability development. Click here for a full overview.
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Click for our blog or for publications.
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Sopheon’s Accolade® software, services and best practices provide end-to-end decision support and process automation for the entire innovation management, new product development and strategic initiative lifecycles. The end result is business agility and increased performance of innovation investments required for long-term relevance in a fast-changing market. For the first time, businesses can access a single source of the truth across strategic innovation planning, roadmapping, idea and concept development, process and program management, portfolio optimization, resource capacity planning and in-market management.

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Minneapolis, Denver (US), Guildford (UK), Amsterdam, Maastricht (Netherlands), Darmstadt (Germany)
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(952) 851-7500
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PepsiCo, Honeywell, P&G, Electrolux, Solvay, Lockheed Martin, BASF, Parker Hannifin, Philips
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Sopheon partners with customers to provide Enterprise Innovation Performance solutions including software, expertise and best practices to achieve exceptional long-term revenue growth and profitability.
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