NineSigma and Nottingham-Spirk Partner to Provide Accelerated In-Market Solutions

NineSigma, the leading provider of open innovation solutions, announced they have formed a strategic partnership with design powerhouse Nottingham-Spirk to help innovation-driven companies take a product to market in less than 18 months. Leveraging Nottingham-Spirk’s comprehensive product development capabilities and NineSigma’s access to cutting-edge innovation and knowledge, the two Cleveland, Ohio-based firms are offering companies potential for significant value creation unparalleled in the industry today.

“We are extremely pleased to be partnering with Nottingham-Spirk on this exciting new offering,” said Andy Zynga, CEO of NineSigma. “Their immense capabilities in design, development and prototyping, as well as their client-focus and business approach to innovation make them an outstanding strategic partner for us. With this new service we are leveraging the core capabilities of both our firms and respective experience in the open innovation space to create new revenue streams for clients in a very condensed period of time.”

“Given the current global economic climate, the opportunity to rapidly create blockbuster new products will dramatically improve speed to market and offer great economic benefit for companies across industries,” said John Nottingham, co-President and co-Founder of Nottingham-Spirk. “Like NineSigma, we are constantly looking for ways to help our clients dramatically increase competitive advantage by redefining what’s possible through collaborative innovation.”

NineSigma and Nottingham-Spirk will work together with clients to identify opportunities to create new products or transform existing product platforms. The process addresses the complete innovation value chain from ideation to design and engineering through to prototyping and manufacturing. Technology searches and market intelligence are an integrated part of the process, depending on the scope of the need. The process can be applied to a single product or a broader new product pipeline. One of the key differentiators of this service is the focus on a particular desired price point for the future product, which is known as “value invention”.

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