SOURCE: NineSigma, Inc.

NineSigma, Inc.

August 21, 2009 11:12 ET

NineSigma Launches New Linked Innovation Initiative to Solve Critical Innovation and Sustainability Challenges

NineSigma Convenes Companies Across Industries to Focus on the Reduction, Re-Use and Recycling of Process Water in Its Initial Linked Innovation Program

CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwire - August 21, 2009) - NineSigma announces the launch of its new "Linked Innovation" initiative, which will bring together both competing and non-competing companies and institutions to solve cross-industry innovation and sustainability challenges. Using its powerful open innovation engine and "expert-sourcing" capabilities, NineSigma will dramatically accelerate the traditional consortium approach of problem solving with its unique and patented search methodology.

"NineSigma's new Linked Innovation initiative will facilitate collaboration across industry, government and non-profit institutions to achieve new heights in triple bottom-line success, allowing them to strike a balance between fiscal, social and environmental responsibility," says Matthew Heim, President of NineSigma.

NineSigma plans to launch its first Linked Innovation initiative in the fourth quarter of 2009 with a focus on the reduction, re-use and recycling of process water. But it does not stop there. With other global issues, such as food safety, toxins in inks and toners, packaging, and access to food and water, NineSigma is already lining up the next series of Linked Innovation programs. With over nine years of sustained market leadership, NineSigma plans to combine the talent and experience from its well-established expert-sourcing, intelligence and innovation consulting practices to make Linked Innovation a success.

About NineSigma

NineSigma helps Global 1000 companies Engage with the global innovation community and Enable their organizations to more effectively adopt external knowledge and resources. Companies such as GlaxoSmithKline, Kraft, Philips, Unilever and Xerox utilize NineSigma's open innovation services to solve immediate challenges, fill product pipelines and integrate new knowledge and capabilities into their organizations. NineSigma has the largest open global network of solution providers and an extensive database of existing solutions that spans all industries and technical disciplines. The company also has operations in Europe and Asia. Learn more about NineSigma at www.ninesigma.com.

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