NineSigma Evolves Global Open Innovation through Social Media Platform, NineSights

   NineSigma Evolves Global Open Innovation through Social Media Platform,

With $100 Million in Rewards Available, NineSights Changes How Innovation

PR Newswire

CLEVELAND, June 19, 2013

CLEVELAND, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --NineSigma, Inc., of Cleveland, today
announced that a year following its launch, is now the
innovation engine for the company and a focal point for the worldwide
community of innovators.

From technology developers, to chemical researchers, to climate and
environmental sustainability experts, NineSights stands out for its large
community of innovators in an extremely broad range of scientific and
technical disciplines, all vetted by NineSigma. The community is free to join
and continues to grow rapidly as new needs and opportunities are added to the
site. The user base is on track to more than quadruple in 2013.

NineSights helps NineSigma's clients centralize and manage all of their Open
Innovation activities, from Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and Expert Panels,
to Innovation Galleries that highlight companies' needs, and Grand Challenges
that galvanize experts to tackle the biggest issues affecting humankind. It is
designed to accelerate global innovation by providing a platform for direct
collaboration between solution seekers and providers, 24x7.

NineSigma CEO Andy Zynga said, "Some of our clients have tried different
methods and networks for outreach, but have been unable to attract quality
solutions and ideas that lead to further collaboration. We are now able to
give our clients direct access to our vast 'global network of networks' and
deliver to them actionable responses that can help them achieve their goals.
Our clients have responded to the launch of NineSights by overwhelmingly
demanding managed services from NineSigma which we can support through the

NineSights enables productive business relationships between innovators of all
sizes. It is quickly becoming the world's innovation marketplace with:

  oInnovation Galleries where solution seekers and providers can showcase an
    unlimited number of technology needs and offers. Companies can publish
    discrete needs anonymously through a NineSigma RFP, or name themselves and
    post broader innovation needs and connect with potential new partners on
    an ongoing basis. Those who currently have galleries include Samsung
    Display, GE, Johnson Controls, Philips, Goodyear, Bioastra and Ohio Third
  oGrand Challenges including the current Climate Change and Emissions
    Management (CCEMC) Corporation Grand Challenge to convert carbon from a
    liability to an asset, the GE NFL Head Health Challenge to diagnose mild
    traumatic brain injury, and a new 3D Printing Production Quest from GE.
    These initiatives, combined with other prize-based challenges on the site,
    are associated with nearly $100 million in prize money.
  oSpecialized communities of technology and market experts in medicine and
    pharmaceuticals, materials sciences, energy and power, nanotechnology,
    food science, chemistry, and many other areas. These groups can be tapped
    for strategic insights on a specific technology area or leveraged for an
    expert ideation engagement whereby NineSigma runs an idea contest to solve
    a technical problem.
  oNon-confidential Technology Offers, from financial analytics to
    desalination or water reclamation technology.

Entrepreneurs, research laboratories, and inventors are also finding
NineSights a more efficient and effective way to find contacts with an
immediate need for their solutions, technologies, or intellectual property.
"One solution provider has even earned the majority of its company's 2013
revenues from connections made through NineSigma and NineSights. We expect to
hear more stories like this in the coming months," added Mr. Zynga.

Join NineSights today at

About NineSigma

NineSigma connects organizations with external innovation resources to
accelerate innovation in private, public and social sectors. The company
provides open innovation services to organizations worldwide, including Kraft
Foods, Philips, Siemens, and Unilever, to solve immediate challenges,
integrate new knowledge, fill product pipelines, and stay ahead of the
competition. Named to the 2012 Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private U.S.
companies, NineSigma's proprietary process has produced billions of dollars in
value for its clients. NineSigma has the largest open global network of
solution providers and an extensive database of existing solutions spanning
numerous industries and technical disciplines. NineSigma's online innovation
community, NineSights®, is the world's first open innovation social media
destination, connecting innovators of all sizes with resources and
relationships to drive growth. Learn more at and 

Media Contact:
Jackie Lucas, Warner Communications —, (978) 255-1159

SOURCE NineSigma, Inc.

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