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PA ConsultingMass ChallengeMaddock DouglasXPLANEDeloitteNason GroupEureka! RanchPatSnapeZassiIdeaScaleC SpaceVenture2The Inovo GroupInnosightIdeaPointSpigitImaginatikMoves The NeedleStrategosInnovation360 GroupDigital ScientistsNottingham SpirkSopheon

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PA Consulting Group is an independent firm of over 2,600 people, we operate globally from offices across the Americas, Europe, the Nordics, and the Gulf. PA is the only consultancy with over 70 years’ experience across consulting, technology and innovation.

We define success as achieving exceptional results that have a lasting impact on businesses, communities and individuals worldwide.

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Operating from 25 offices across the globe, we combine our in-depth sector insight with world-class capabilities to have a lasting impact. http://www.paconsulting.com/about-us/locations/offices/
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We are experts in consumer and manufacturing, defense and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government, healthcare, life sciences and transport, travel and logistics. We have deep industry knowledge and skills in management consulting, technology and innovation. That allows us to challenge conventional thinking and deliver exceptional results that have a lasting impact on businesses, governments and communities worldwide.
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MassChallenge is the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet. No equity and not-for-profit, we are obsessed with helping entrepreneurs. We reward the highest-impact startups through a competition to win a portion of several million dollars in cash awards. Through our global network of accelerators and unrivaled access to our corporate partners, we have massive impact. To date, 1,211 MassChallenge alumni have raised over $2 billion in funding, generated approximately $900 million in revenue, and created over 65,000 total jobs.

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Boston, MA; Austin, TX; UK; Switzerland; Israel; Mexico
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(888) 782-7820
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Fidelity, P&G, PepsiCo, GE, General Mills, L'Oreal
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Early-stage acceleration, corporate innovation, ecosystem activation, mentorship
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Since 1991, Maddock Douglas has been helping established brands who are experiencing growth challenges to determine what’s next. Over time, we have experienced many cycles and learned many lessons. We have identified four key challenges that are key to advancing innovation as a capability:

  1. The ability to better justify the investment in innovation
  2. The ability to innovate faster
  3. The ability to effectively prioritize innovation efforts
  4. The ability to get more disruptive ideas in market

We bring several competencies and many experts to bear on these challenges, serving the needs of the various disciplines within your organization.

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Elmhurst, IL
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630.279.3939
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MasterCard, Cargill, Nationwide, Bank of America, Swiss Re, Johnson & Johnson, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Azteca, American Fraternal Alliance, Chiquita, Nestlé, National Association of REALTORS®, Kellogg Company, Verizon, P&G, Holiday Inn, Kraft, Starkey, Bankers Financial Corporation, Wrigley, Case New Holland, McDonald’s, LearnVest, Wise Foods, ESPN, Allstate
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We bring several competencies to bear on the challenges that are key to advancing innovation as a capability: Design Strategy, Research, Co-Creation, Experience Design, and Marketing Communication
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XPLANE is a global consulting partner that helps large organizations transform their business and accelerate results. We combine the strategic expertise and organizational strength of a consulting firm with the creative power of a design studio. We leverage visual thinking, design facilitation, co-creation, and people-centered design to help clients solve complex problems and drive immediate and lasting results.

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Portland, OR and Amsterdam, NL
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North America +1 855.548.4343 | Europe +31 (0)20.341.9971
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UPS, Nike, BNY Mellon, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Intel, GE, Red Bull
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Facilitation, visual thinking
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Doblin, a member of Deloitte Consulting LLP, helps companies anticipate and seize new business opportunities. Balancing strategy with exploration, discipline with creativity, and practicality with ambition, we help companies untangle gnarly problems and develop viable solutions with lasting impact.

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30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112
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We tackle complex challenges by helping organizations set their innovation strategy, build new businesses, and spur ongoing growth within their company.
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The Nason Group provides consumer-centered innovation to help you meet people where they are! We help you think about consumer-centered innovation as a lifestyle vs. a job. Our approach contributes to the building of a culture supportive of keeping the consumer at the center of your business.

The Nason Group lives by three principles: Know Me, Surprise Me, and Make It Easy! Whether it be a new product, service, solution, or technology – these principles do not change.

Know Me: We use tools, methods, and frameworks that help you get to know your consumer, such as ethnographic research, interviews, and focus group.

Surprise Me: Once you know your customer and identify ways to make it easy for them, it is time to surprise them! Find those opportunities and teach the ability to surprise everyone in your organization who interacts with your consumers.

Make It Easy: Unless you know how the consumer experiences your product or service, you’ll never know how to make it easy for them! We have one of the best journey mappers with over 25+ years of experience to help you find the places where we can make it easy for your consumers to do business with you.

We help you find opportunities to know, surprise, and make it easy for your consumer while building in measurement strategies to prove the value of impact.

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Cincinnati, OH
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513-815-0555
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Health Partners Plans (Philadelphia, PA), University of Mississippi Center For Telehealth, State of Colorado Department of Healthcare Policy & Finance
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Consumer-Centered Innovation, Human-Centered Design, Innovation, Business Model Innovation
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The Eureka! Ranch is an innovation systems company. We teach courses, lead projects, and develop tools that ignite innovation within people and organizations.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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+1 513.271.9911
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Igniting innovation in people, projects, and cultures through innovation courses, tools, and project acceleration.
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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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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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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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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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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.