SOURCE: NineSigma

September 18, 2007 08:30 ET

NineSigma Adds United Inventors Association to Innovation Alliance Program

UIA's Roster of 10,000 Independent Inventors Fortifies NineSigma's Premier Network of Innovators

CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwire - September 18, 2007) - NineSigma, a leading provider of open innovation solutions, today announced the expansion of its Innovation Alliance Program with the addition of the United Inventors Association (UIA). The addition of the UIA strengthens NineSigma's already leading network of creative thinkers. Global 1000 companies leverage NineSigma's network and the company's "Discover-Connect-Solve" approach for breakthrough innovations that lead to competitive advantage.

"The UIA comprises some of the most innovative thinkers in the world," said Paul Stiros, president and CEO of NineSigma. "The creativity and accomplishments of this group make them ideal members of our network. We look forward to them helping to deliver immediate results for our global client base."

The UIA is a US-based 501 (c)(3) non-profit and advocate for independent inventor/innovators. UIA's membership consists of individual inventors, inventor groups, entrepreneurs, academia, enterprises, service providers and non-profit companies. The Association's mission is to help these constituents address national and global challenges faced by innovators by providing useful information and resources as well as advice to public and private sector institutions regarding factors affecting the independent inventor. With more than 10,000 members worldwide, the UIA augments NineSigma's solution provider community to include access to novel consumer products and sophisticated high-technology innovations.

"The UIA actively seeks out ways to raise our members' visibility and strengthen the infrastructure of the independent inventor community," said Bonnie Griffin Kaake, Executive Director of the United Inventors Association. "Working with NineSigma helps to deliver on this mission by enabling our members to access and help some of the world's greatest brands. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial working relationship with NineSigma."

For science and technology innovators interested in learning more about NineSigma's network, please visit http://www.ninesigma.com/affiliate or contact Charles Brez, NineSigma's vice president of Innovation Alliances, at 216-295-4805.

About NineSigma

NineSigma's unique "Discover-Connect-Solve" approach, based on the principles of Open Innovation, enables Global 1000 clients such as DuPont, P&G, GlaxoSmithKline, Kraft and Unilever to locate, connect and facilitate real business partnerships for bringing inventive new technologies and concepts to the market. NineSigma's open network of innovators spans industries, geographies, and technical disciplines. It is the largest of its kind, and includes universities, industry leaders, trade organizations, research labs and inventors from around the world. For more information visit: www.ninesigma.com

About The United Inventors Association

The mission of the United Inventors Association (UIA) is to coordinate individual inventors and inventor associations for the express purpose of actively addressing their issues and challenges at both the national (USA) and global level. As a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, UIA's principal focus is on providing inventor/entrepreneur information and support, as well as serving in an advisory capacity to public and private sector institutions. For more information visit: http://www.uiausa.org

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