SOURCE: NineSigma

September 25, 2007 08:30 ET

NineSigma Announces Royal Scientific Society of Jordan Joins Global Alliance Program

Addition of Prestigious Organization Gives NineSigma New Resources in Middle East, Significantly Strengthens Premier Innovation Network

CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwire - September 25, 2007) - NineSigma, a leading provider of open innovation solutions, today announced the addition of the Royal Scientific Society ("RSS") of Jordan to its Innovation Alliance Program, a global network of leading scientists, technologists and innovators. The addition of RSS, with its more than 650 employees, nine research centers and 38 laboratories, marks a major milestone, giving NineSigma access to significant resources in the Middle East. RSS joins a rapidly expanding network that has added 70 new affiliates in 2007 alone, ensuring NineSigma customers have deeper reach into new technologies, geographies and innovations.

"RSS offers two significant competitive advantages for NineSigma and our customers," said Paul Stiros, president and CEO of NineSigma. "First, the organization has a diverse membership of leading thinkers in areas that are most essential to our customers including industrial chemistry, IT, and environmental research, among others. Second, it is headquartered in the Middle East, where we see important innovative ideas emerging. We will leverage these assets substantially to benefit our customers."

The Royal Scientific Society is an independent, not-for-profit, non-governmental organization primarily engaged in scientific and technological research and development, consultations, training, and various support services. As the largest applied research institution and technical service provider in Jordan, RSS has nine technical centers including: information technology, environmental research, building research, energy research, mechanical design, electronic services & training, industrial chemistry, metrology, and technology transfer.

"One of our most important objectives is to ensure that our resources are available to the widest possible audience," said RSS's Vice President, Dr. Khaled Kahhaleh. "Joining NineSigma's far reaching and influential network, which has provided solutions to some of the world's best brands, helps to ensure this goal. We look forward to being a part of NineSigma's 'Discover-Connect-Solve' process, which has helped to identify ideas that have literally transformed businesses."

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 Royal Scientific Society, Jordan

RSS is the largest applied research institution, consultation and technical service provider in Jordan, with more than 650 members of staff. There are fourteen technical centers and departments housing 38 specialized laboratories. For more information, visit: http://www.rss.gov.jo

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