SOURCE: NineSigma, Inc.

June 17, 2008 10:29 ET

NineSigma Innovation Alliance Program Surpasses 1 Million Members

Growing Membership Expands Industry's Largest Open Global Network of Innovation Solution Providers

CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwire - June 17, 2008) - NineSigma, the leading provider of open innovation solutions, today announced that its Innovation Alliance Program has surpassed more than 1 million members. The Innovation Alliance Program is a global network of scientists and technologists representing a variety of countries, disciplines and industries. The network is part of the company's worldwide network of solution providers that respond to NineSigma's requests for proposals and solutions on behalf of Global 1000 companies.

The Alliance Program's growth allows NineSigma to further its mission of connecting innovation seekers with the largest network of potential solution providers. The more than 1 million members actively contribute innovative ideas, technologies, products and services to NineSigma's clients that are looking to develop new technologies or enhance current products.

"NineSigma is leading the wave of open innovation and is dedicated to providing our clients with the best technologies and solutions from innovators around the world," said Paul Stiros, president and CEO of NineSigma. "Surpassing the 1 million member mark for our Alliance program is a huge accomplishment for NineSigma and is a testament to the reputation that NineSigma is building around the globe as the leading innovation solution provider. While we have a vast membership, we have just scratched the surface of the potential of our Alliance program and look forward to continuing to find new partnerships that can help our clients."

Unlike its competitors, NineSigma makes its clients' requests for proposals and solutions available to the broadest and most open global network. This approach allows clients to achieve the widest range of solution approaches for their product developments. Alliance members can realize a variety of compensation arrangements with NineSigma clients, including R&D contracts, licensing agreements, product acquisitions and joint development.

For more information about NineSigma's Innovation Alliance Program, visit http://www.ninesigma.com/solution-providers/innovation-alliance-program or contact Charles Brez, vice president of Innovation Alliances with NineSigma, at 216-295-4805.

About NineSigma

NineSigma partners with Global 1000 companies to help transform their innovation capabilities and overcome business and technology challenges by connecting them with solutions not readily available in the public domain. NineSigma's proprietary process for Open Innovation enables companies to dramatically improve speed to market while lowering product development costs. NineSigma's open network of innovators is the largest of its kind and spans industries, geographies and technical disciplines. Companies such as DuPont, GlaxoSmithKline, Kraft, P&G, Philips, Unilever and Xerox engage NineSigma to build new innovation capabilities that leverage research and innovation globally to deliver greater value to their customers. NineSigma is a private company with offices in the United States, Belgium and Japan. For more information visit: www.ninesigma.com.

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