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edison365
edison365
Planbox
Planbox
Planbox
PlanetM
Hype
ProSeeder
Mastercard
InnovationLabs
Spigit
Imaginatik
Innosight
Qmarkets
Kalypso
PA Consulting
Mass Challenge
Maddock Douglas
XPLANE
Deloitte
Nason Group
The Inovo Group
Moves The Needle
Strategos
Innovation360 Group
Digital Scientists
Sopheon
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User experience (UX) is about intentionally crafting simple and beautiful interactions for people. addapptation has worked with Salesforce.com systems since 2009 and found that nearly every customer has a problem with their user experience. This is because Salesforce.com was built as a database and workflow engine, not a UX Platform. We have completely redesigned Salesforce.com into an intuitive, strategic tool with addapptation, the first modern UX Platform.
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163 Water St. B3, Exeter, NH 03833
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Modern UX for enterprise software.
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RTI Innovation Advisors provides strategic innovation consulting services, technology and market intelligence and research, and commercialization services to help our clients accelerate their ideas to market. With over 50 years of innovation experience, we have the expertise, global network and capabilities to help any private sector company or government entity improve innovation outcomes. We meet our clients on any step of their innovation journey and help them succeed.
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3040 E. Cornwallis Road, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
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919-541-6000
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Clients industries including CPG, Food, Agriculture, Healthcare, Water and Sanitation, Advanced Materials, Chemicals, US government federal agencies (NASA, Department of State, Department of Defense, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as well as foreign governments (Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Kenya, Philippines, Guatemala), Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
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We provide solutions in three areas across your innovation journey: 1. Strategic innovation – we help our customers align innovation goals to corporate goals, assess strengths and gaps in an innovation culture and define front end processes. We offer consulting services focused on building front end processes and innovation teams, conducting foresighting, trend spotting and scenario planning to identify emerging needs and opportunities, defining business model innovation opportunities and human centered design. 2. Insights and Research – we help our customers find and acquire the best emerging technologies, through technology forecasting, technology landscaping and technology scouting. We offer training on technology intelligence based on our internal methodology and provide additional services around open innovation and partner identification. 3. Go To Market / Ecosystem – we help our clients identify the best pathways to market for emerging ideas or technologies by connecting them with the innovation ecosystem. We offer R&D portfolio management, opportunity assessment, partner engagement and technology marketing for emerging products or technologies to speed new ideas to market.
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The edison365 suite leverages Microsoft Office 365 to deliver the freedom to crowdsource ideas from employees, and the method to implement them. Combining innovative award-winning ideation and Portfolio Management modules, edison365 turns your good ideas into great business solutions. With edison365ideas, businesses can identify areas of focus, and crowdsource ideas from their employees to achieve specific, valuable problem-solving, while giving them a voice and platform to raise their ideas. Then, using edison365projects, the award-winning Microsoft PPM solution, businesses can seamlessly execute projects through an intuitive, sleek interface, to generate measurable results based on insight from every level of the organization.
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edison365 (HQ) Jubilee House Third Avenue Marlow Bucks SL7 1EY United Kingdom
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North America + 1 425 – 526-3119 UK +44 (1) 628 321 321
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edison365 suite is built on Microsoft Office365 to deliver the freedom to crowdsource ideas from employees, and the method to implement them. Combining innovative award winning ideation and Portfolio Management modules, edison365 turns your good ideas into great business solutions. Use edison365ideas to crowdsource ideas and edison365projects to turn them into visible and actionable plans.
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Babson College’s mission is to teach entrepreneurial leaders everywhere how to make a real-world impact. Entrepreneurial leaders move teams through change and disruption, navigating through uncertainty and recognizing growth opportunities. Babson Executive Education helps organizations develop entrepreneurial leaders across industries to drive growth and innovation. Our custom programs are co-created learning journeys that offer interactive ways for groups, led by our world-renowned faculty, to develop forward-looking platforms and redesigned business strategies.
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Wellesley, MA
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781-239-4354
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Design and deliver custom learning and development programs in innovation, entrepreneurial leadership and disruption.
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Startgrid is an innovation platform helping companies make their external innovation efforts more successful. From tracking business needs to scouting startups to discovering the best solutions, Startgrid makes it easy for teams to solve problems, share intelligence and measure the impact of their efforts on the business.
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700 Airport Boulevard, Suite 370, Burlingame, CA 94010
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650-251-4686
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BNY Mellon, Mercer, Mitsubishi, and CenturyLink.
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Scouting, network building, delivering external innovation into organizations, project tracking, pipeline management, reporting and analysis of innovation efforts.
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Check out Startgrid's blog, podcast, and datasheets.
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Founded in 1999, Planbox is a pioneering provider of AI-Powered Agile Innovation Management software and services. An AI engine mines your data for insights while your community collaborates to discover, develop and capitalize on the best ideas from employees, customers, partners and suppliers.
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Headquarters Address 3090 Le Carrefour Blvd #750 Laval, Québec Canada H7T 2J7; Innovation Center Address 733 Cathcart Street #200 Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3B 1M6; Sales Address 111 North Market Street Suite 300 San Jose, California, USA 95113
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North America 1-855-PLANBOX (855-752-6269); International 1-514-788-4703
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Honeywell, Great-West Life, Panama Canal Authority, Philips, Sealed Air, Sun Life Financial, Whirlpool, Willis Towers Watson, Verizon.
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AI-Powered Agile Work Innovation Management Software and Services Solution Provider.
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PlanetM is Michigan’s mobility brand and business development program driven by a partnership of mobility organizations, communities, educational institutions, research and development, and government agencies working together to develop and deploy the mobility technologies of the future. Michigan has always been the leader of the automotive industry, and as vehicle and transportation technologies continue to evolve in amazing ways, Michigan is continuing to lead the way.
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MEDC Lansing Office 300 N. Washington Sq., Lansing, MI 48913; MEDC, PlanetM Office 19 Clifford St. 4th Floor, Detroit, MI 48226
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(888) 522-0103
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Lyft, Ford City Solutions, Denso, Bosch, Mapbox, Derq, Karamba Security, Qumulo, Mighty Ai, SPLT, Zenuity, and other leading mobility startups and corporations globally.
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Company and startup matchmaking and business development services; technology activation for testing and pilot programs and project grant funding; asset coordination of Michigan’s extensive automotive and mobility ecosystem; technology scouting, supply chain and partner identification support; co-working space in Detroit.
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HYPE Innovation provides software and services for idea and innovation managers to use the collective intelligence of employees, customers, and partners. We help organizations to generate additional revenue, become more efficient, and empower and connect people. With HYPE, our clients spearhead the digital transformation of their company.
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Boulder, Colorado (U.S. Headquarters); Cambridge, Mass.; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Bonn, Germany (European Headquarters); Lyon, France; London, UK
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303.466.2766
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Toyota, Boeing, Airbus, Nokia, ConocoPhillips, NASA, Mattel, Staples, UC Sand Diego, Harley Davidson, Bayer Fujitsu
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Innovation management, idea management, collaborative innovation management, idea generation, ideation, incubation, innovation culture, open innovation, trends and foresight, concepts and prototyping.
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The Proseeder platform empowers corporations with adaptive tools for managing deal flow, collaboration, diligence, and execution; quantifying strategic ROI of investments & partnerships that supercharge corporations efforts to innovate iteratively.
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HQ: 505 Howard St. Suite 201, San Francisco, CA 94105; Secondary Office: 1204 Broadway, New York, NY. 10001
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516-241-5154
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Microsoft, IBM, Walmart, Hyundai, Bayer, Ford, Boeing, DLA Piper, BP, Northwell Health, MunichRE, Schlumberger, Aflac, and Aviva
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Deal flow management, collaboration, market intelligence, reporting, and more.
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Mastercard is a technology company in the global payments industry. Our global payments processing network connects consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. Mastercard products and solutions make everyday commerce activities–such as shopping, traveling, running a business and managing finances–easier, more secure and more efficient for everyone.
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2000 Purchase Street, Purchase, NY 10577
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914-249-2000
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InnovationLabs is recognized worldwide as the leader in Enterprise Innovation Management and Innovation Training. We design and implement comprehensive innovation management systems and methods that reach across your entire enterprise in a rigorous and disciplined manner to achieve consistently outstanding results. Our clients are leading corporations, governments, and foundations worldwide. Our approaches, methods, and tools are dynamic, engaging, fully mature, extensively documented, widely studied, and globally respected.
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(HQ and other offices): USA East (Boston) and West (San Francisco); partner firms in China, Thailand, and Europe
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1 925 980 6711
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Airbus, Callaghan New Zealand, China Institute for Innovation, Covance Fashion Institute of Technology, Ingersoll Rand, Kaiser Permanente, Novotel, Singapore Productivity Centre, Stanford Health Care, Total Oil, UNICEF, US Coast Guard, US Navy
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Enterprise innovation management; design of innovation teams and departments; design of organizational innovation efforts, Innovation audits, and assessments; strategic thinking and scenario planning, design thinking and agile innovation High performance collaboration Innovation labs facilities design; and innovation training for all needs and levels
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As an established leader on the innovation management landscape for over 10 years, Qmarkets has developed a reputation for developing the most comprehensive crowdsourcing solutions in the world. With a feature-rich selection of powerful evaluation tools, a global network of partners, and a suite of products tailored to every corporate challenge or use-case, Qmarkets can help any organization to transform ideas into results.
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Afek Technologies Park, Rosh Haayin, Israel (Headquarters); London, UK (Global Solutions); Stamford, CT (Sales, Innovation Solutions); Germany, Switzerland, and Austria (Sales, Support)
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Headquarters: +44 (0) 203 009 3041
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Ford, Nestle, Lufthansa, Phillip Morris International, and more.
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R&D, Support, Sales, Innovation Solutions
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Kalypso is a global consulting firm helping clients deliver better results from innovation in a digital world. We do this with comprehensive strategy, operations, technology and digital services.
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Beachwood, OH (Global HQ); Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Kalypso Europe HQ); London, England (Kalypso London Ltd HQ); Monterrey, Mexico (Americas Technology Center of Excellence); Hamburg, Germany (Europe Technology Center of Excellence)
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1-216-378-4290
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By request. We work in industries where we have experience as practitioners of innovation, including consumer packaged goods, high tech, industrial manufacturing, life sciences and retail.
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We work with clients to build the capabilities they need to develop innovations in products, services, markets and business models that increase revenue and improve profitability.
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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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+1 212 973 5900
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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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312.443.0800
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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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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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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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Innosight, the strategy and innovation business of global professional services firm Huron, helps organizations design and create the future, instead of being disrupted by it. The leading authority on disruptive innovation and strategic transformation, the firm collaborates with clients across a range of industries to identify new growth opportunities, build new ventures and capabilities, and accelerate organizational change.
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HQ in Boston; Singapore, and Switzerland
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781-652-7200
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Turner Broadcasting, Walgreens, Aetna, Citi, Medtronic, and many others
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Future back growth strategy, dual transformation for navigating disruption, business model innovation, innovation capabilities, solutions design
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Click here to see featured work in HBR, newsletters, and more.
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The #1 full lifecycle idea management software that enables enterprises to manage the entire lifecycle of an idea – from idea to impact.
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Headquarters: San Francisco, CA; Secondary Offices: London, England and Sydney, Australia
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1.855.774.4480
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Spigit is used by some of the biggest companies on the planet–including, UnitedHealth Group, AT&T, and Citi – to solve business challenges and create innovative cultures.
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Crowdsourcing, idea and innovation management
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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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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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