Sponsors and Exhibitors

    • Appirio

      Appirio is a global cloud consultancy that helps customers achieve results in weeks, not years by harnessing the power of the world’s top talent. Appirio’s 600,000 member topcoder community and crowdsourcing platform, combined with the company’s business and technical expertise, have helped 700+ enterprises confidently use technology to increase innovation and transform business. Founded in 2006, Appirio is a trusted partner to companies such as Apria, Coca-Cola, eBay, Facebook, Japan Post Network, L’Oreal, NetApp, The Four Seasons and Virgin America.

    • Applied Marketing Science

      Applied Marketing Science, Inc. is an innovative Voice of the Customer (VOC) market research and consulting firm that helps companies truly understand their customer's needs and translate those needs into superior new products and services and improved business processes and strategies.

    • Batterii

      Batterii is a Cincinnati-based enterprise SaaS platform that empowers businesses and teams to accelerate collaboration and build inspired solutions. Batterii leverages the creative process to engage employees, partners and customers in a facilitated process that yields better products, ideas and breakthrough innovations. With Inspiration, Insights and Ideas at its core, the Batterii platform allows businesses to access the full creative potential in a small team or a global workforce.

    • Booz Allen Hamilton

      Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) has been at the forefront of strategy and technology consulting for nearly a century. Today, the firm provides services primarily to the US government in defense, intelligence, and civil markets, and to major corporations, institutions, and not-for-profit organizations. Booz Allen offers clients deep functional knowledge spanning consulting, mission operations, technology, and engineering—which it combines with specialized expertise in clients’ mission and domain areas to help solve their toughest problems.

      Booz Allen is headquartered in McLean, Virginia, employs more than 23,000 people, and had revenue of $5.76 billion for the 12 months ended March 31, 2013. To learn more, visit

    • Boston Engineering Corporation

      Boston Engineering Corporation, an engineering consultancy, designs and engineers new and next-generation product solutions for commercial and government entities. We guide clients from proof-of-concept through the product life-cycle within an accelerated time to market. Ultimately, our solutions influence business processes, healthcare delivery, and national security. From robotics to complex electromechanical systems and supply-chain development, we solve the challenges clients face every day. Boston Engineering serves industries that include medical, industrial, defense and homeland security.

    • Chadwick Martin Bailey

      CMB is a Honomichl Top 50 market research and consulting firm, partnering with a select group of the world’s leading brands to deliver critical insights for confident, strategic decision-making. Our unparalleled design, leading analytics, and rock-solid execution ensure executives get the answers they need to grow, innovate, and stay ahead of the competition.

    • CogniStreamer

      CogniStreamer® is an open innovation and collaboration platform where internal colleagues and external partner companies or knowledge centers join forces to create, enrich and assess innovative ideas within strategically selected areas. It is an ideal collaborative platform that invites users to actively build a strong innovation portfolio. It also provides a powerful resource for internal and external knowledge sharing.

    • Crush Republic

      Crush Republic is a brand and product innovation agency that infuses forward thinking consumers deeply into the innovation process by integrating design thinking, motivational psychology, and social technology. Our brands inspire consumer passion because we tune them to a specific person, in a particular moment and place in time, to accomplish a certain goal, driven by underlying human motivations, and express them symbolically and iconically through design. The result of this is brands that are never “me too.” They are brands that people love, sometimes without really knowing why. These are brands that never die.


    • CS SPACE

      CS SPACE is a culture, strategy and business consultancy. We align cultural discovery with strategy, in order to provide brands with the clarity to: see where opportunities exist in the marketplace; connect with and be more relevant in people’s lives; and invest resources more confidently and wisely. Our understanding of culture and cultural dynamics allows us to consistently deliver the insights that matter, but it is our ability to frame insights into strategy that sets us apart and is why our clients trust us.

    • Decision Lens

      Decision Lens is a cloud-based, collaborative, resource prioritization software platform that empowers many organizations to optimize complex investment selection and resource allocation decisions transparently, even when working in a complex, constrained, "portfolio of portfolios" environment. Decision Lens' sophisticated analytics mitigate the risk in your high-stake, high-risk innovation investment portfolios. Out-of-the-box, advanced visualizations make it quick and easy to identify organizational priorities and demonstrate the optimized portfolio to stakeholders. The outcome is the identification of R&D and Innovation investments that will deliver the highest value to the organization. Customers include Johnson & Johnson, Mondelez, AstraZeneca, Boeing, Amtrak and Shell, among others. See more at

    • Egg Strategy

      Egg Strategy is a boutique strategy + innovation firm that partners with industry-leading clients to unleash the momentum inside their brands.
      Our teams offer expertise from White Space Hunting and Insight Mining to Concept Creation and Launch Strategy. We are consistently creating new research methodologies and our “Over the Shoulder” ™ digital app is emerging as the leading consumer-driven digital ethnography tool. It provides unparalleled access into the behaviors and in-the-moment emotions of your target consumers. It’s amazing what real insights can spark.

    • Ernst & Young

      EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. We believe innovation to be a key driver towards creating positive change, progress and sustainable growth for our clients and the wider economy. We work with organizations, entrepreneurs and innovators and cooperate with partners and leading academia in the innovation ecosystem to help unlock the growth potential of business model innovation. We also sponsor innovation platforms such as CODE_n as well as FEI events in Europe, including FEI Munich 2014 and FEI Venice 2014.

      Please find more information on EY at and our approach towards end-to-end business model innovation at

    • eZassi

      e-Zassi is a provider of highly-differentiated open innovation software solutions designed to meet the needs of industries sensitive to intellectual property protections such as patents, copyrights, trademarks and proprietary knowledge. The customizable InnoVisionTM platform includes controlled idea capture, automated assessment, data analytics and tailored workflows and processes. Collectively, these features provide unparalleled risk mitigation against IP misappropriation, quality acquisition of new product ideas and technologies, increased operational efficiencies, reduced costs and improved time to market. e-Zassi solutions are now providing exceptional value to leading companies in healthcare, CPG, academic and other market segments that are vulnerable to intellectual property confidentiality concerns.

    • GfK Custom Research North America

      The rise of digital is shaking the path to purchase - where people buy and how they shop. Shoppers expectations are evolving and more and more data about the shoppers become available. Successful businesses need to leverage the most relevant data to gain best insights on what and why shoppers buy to optimize each step of the purchase journey GfK Shopper provides insights along the whole path to purchase. Measuring, understanding and activating the right data, we apply our proven research expertise and deep industry knowledge. We help retailers and manufacturers to know the shopper, optimize the purchase journey and manage the category to increase loyalty and win at the moment of truth


    • GLG

      GLG’s mission is to transform the way top professionals share expertise and learn. We curate custom learning experiences with professionals and thought leaders around the world. GLG organizes conversations, small group meetings, mentorships, surveys, and other interactions with a membership of more than 375,000 experts and thought leaders. Technology-driven and nimble, our 900 employees work in 21 offices around the globe. GLG is the world’s largest membership for professional learning.

    • HYPE

      HYPE Innovation is a global leader in end-to-end Innovation Management software. HYPE’s powerful platform allows organizations to engage thousands of employees in idea generation and collaborative problem solving. We help you focus on measurable business outcomes that can be tracked through to execution. Companies work with HYPE for our flexible products, our deep expertise in innovation management, and our long history of success with some of the largest organizations in the world, including companies such as GE, P&G, Bombardier, DHL, Roche, Nokia-Siemens, Daimler, Airbus, General Mills, Saudi Aramco, Bechtel, Clorox, Deutsche Telekom. Visit

    • IdeaConnection

      IdeaConnection provides a full suite of Open Innovation services to help accelerate your R&D initiatives and speed your products to market. Whether it’s finding licensing opportunities, searching for collaboration partners, solving technical problems, crowdsourcing, or giving you the tools and help to make your open innovation portal successful, our model ensures that you are using the right tool for the job.

      IdeaConnection uses multidisciplinary teams of highly qualified, hand-picked experts to solve your technical challenges. The result is an unparalleled level of confidentiality, lower burden on your technical staff, and highest success rate in the industry. Better yet, you only pay for success.

    • Ideas to Go TMRE 2012

      Go From Creative Chaos to Strategic Momentum. That’s the result of partnering with Ideas To Go — where clients co-create concepts and solutions with the creative voice of their customers — and receive strategic and actionable results. Since 1979, our facilitators have become the experts in the fuzzy front end, developing the processes necessary to make risky, uncomfortable and unconventional possibilities possible for new products, positioning, promotions — and even undiscovered areas of opportunity. Commitment to client success is what drives us — and our passion for innovation is why Fortune 500 companies — including 1/3 of the Fortune 100 — come to us again and again.

    • Imaginatik

      Imaginatik® is the world’s first full-service innovation firm. We have 17 years of experience building innovation into a sustainable competence at some of the world’s largest and most respected companies. Through a mix of consulting and advisory, hands-on innovation projects and program management, and our award-winning enterprise software platform, we help clients develop innovation capability into a permanent competitive advantage. Imaginatik is the trusted partner of leading organizations including Blue Cross Blue Shield, CSC, Ladbroke’s, The World Bank, Cargill, Mayo Clinic, The Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, HCA, Windsor Foods, Dow Chemical, and Goodyear.

    • Inno360

      inno360™ is an industry leading Enterprise Innovation Management Software company. Our products enable some of the world’s leading Fortune 500 Companies to achieve dramatic improvements in innovation productivity. The SaaS platform empowers them with access a vast number of resources (5 Billion), directly from the Internet and the deeper resources hidden within the Internet. inno360’s suite of products provide connections you to innovators, information, literature, intellectual property, technology, universities and people to find the best-fit solutions from literally anywhere in the world at the low cost, high speed, and global reach of the Internet.

    • Innocentive

      Founded in 2001, InnoCentive has helped corporate, government, and non-profit organizations to better innovate through a methodology and process we call Challenge-Driven Innovation. This approach empowers companies (Seekers) to utilize the diverse knowledge located inside and outsite of their organization, including the InnoCentive Solver network of over 200,000 thoughtful, highly-educated thinkers from over 200 countries. Our Challenge-Driven approach to problem solving has resulted in proven ROI of 74% to 182% for our clients, with payback periods of three months or less. InnoCentive is committed to unleashing diverse thinking, and continues to introduce products and services exemplifying a new corporate model where return to investors and individual passion go hand in hand with solving mankind's most pressing problems.


    • Innovia Technology

      Innovia Technology specializes in creating and developing breakthrough products and services for top companies, including Procter & Gamble, VF Corp, Johnson & Johnson, Shell, Boeing, Ford, Electrolux, Nokia and Kraft.

      Hallmarks of our approach are systematic exploration of the opportunity space and a strongly holistic perspective. We combine hard and soft disciplines – the underlying science, manufacturing, business, design, anthropology and consumer psychology – to create exciting new product and service concepts that can be brought to market quickly.

    • Inovo

      The Inovo Group helps the world’s leading companies succeed at strategic innovation. During the past twelve years, we have developed a unique, proven framework that enables corporate innovators to discover and pursue strategic growth opportunities at the intersection of emerging technologies and emerging market needs. Our client base consists of industry-leading organizations such as UnitedHealth Group, ExxonMobil, AARP, Dow Chemical, Honeywell, and Nestle Purina, among others. Contact us to learn how Inovo can help you navigate the uncertainty, ambiguity, and risk that accompany strategic innovation, so that your company can truly Own the Unknown™.

    • Ipsos

      Ipsos is an independent marketing insights and strategy company owned and managed by research professionals.

      We help companies succeed through innovation. From the earliest spark of an idea, we help you decide what to take to market and how to best get there. Through deep consumer engagement, we identify the insights that lead to a constant flow of new ideas. Then we take the best of those ideas and help you get them right for market: best pricing, features, branding, targeting, messaging, all designed for growth.

      We inform critical innovation decisions holistically and quickly using a global network of validated innovation frameworks and technology.

    • KPMG

    • Luminoso

      Luminoso is a cloud-based multilingual text analytics solution spun out of MIT’s Media Lab that has the unique ability to provide businesses, researchers, and decision-makers with the ability to quickly analyze and derive insights from large amounts of unstructured text, especially survey responses, consumer feedback, and social media. Luminoso enables Fortune 1000 companies to tap into consumer perspective and enhance marketing strategy, customer service, product offerings, and operations through insight gleaned from ontology-free analysis. Luminoso customers include Aegis Media, Bell Falla, General Mills, MARS, MassChallenge, REI, and Scotts. Luminoso is privately held with headquarters in Cambridge, MA. For more information visit

    • Pete Chris Advisors

    • Roche Diagnostics

      Innovation is our answer to medical challenges. Through our research we create state-of-the-art diagnostics and pioneering medicines that help millions of people around the world.

      At Roche we aim to develop novel medicines and diagnostics that will help patients live longer, better lives. We constantly strive for scientific excellence so that we can continue developing effective therapeutic options where previously there were none. As the world’s largest bio-pharmaceutical company and the number one supplier of in vitro diagnostics, Roche has brought many highly effective drugs to market, including the industry’s leading portfolio of cancer medicines. We were also one of the first companies to recognize the potential of personalized medicine.

      Today our expertise in molecular biology is enabling us to develop targeted medicines for specific patient groups. This contributes to better, safer, more cost-effective healthcare. Roche employs over about 82,000 people and sells its products in over 150 countries.

    • TNS

      TNS advises clients on specific growth strategies around new market entry, innovation, brand switching and and customer and employee relationships, based on long-established expertise and market-leading solutions. With a presence in over 80 countries, TNS has more conversations with the world’s consumers than anyone else and understands individual human behaviors and attitudes across every cultural, economic and political region of the world.

      TNS is part of Kantar, the data investment management division of WPP and one of the world’s largest insight, information and consultancy groups.

    • UC Berkeley Center

      UC Berkeley Center for Executive Education designs and delivers a portfolio of programs developed by the most forward-thinking minds in academia and industry in the areas of innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership. Leveraging the vast resources of UC Berkeley and the San Francisco Bay business environment, executive education programs at Berkeley invigorate careers and equip businesses with the leading-edge tools and frameworks to solve their greatest challenges. Here, executives have abundant resources at their fingertips, from award-winning faculty, to national laboratory research, to the vibrant ecosystem of the Silicon Valley. These tools, engaged in one of the most dynamic learning environments in the world, combine to create a powerful experience for business executives seeking a competitive edge.

    • Vision Critical

      Vision Critical is the world's leading provider of insight communities, currently supporting over 650 brands worldwide. We build software and provide comprehensive services that empower organizations to engage groups of customers and stakeholders on a continuous basis for the express purpose of extracting and managing insight to drive better, faster decisions. Learn more about the fastest-growing solution in market intelligence, meet our global partners and view our client stories at Follow us on Twitter at

    • Wellspring Worldwide

      Wellspring unifies the process of discovery for organizations that transform knowledge into innovation. Our Sophia Knowledge Supply Chain Software organizes your knowledge assets and network of innovation resources in one enterprise system: from Technology Scouting to IP Management to Contracts and Agreements. Our corporate mission is to provide advanced software infrastructure to identify and capture value from our clients’ Knowledge Supply Chains. Our perspective is that corporate and academic research have entered a New Age of Innovation Management.