Keeping Ohio Middle Market Companies on the Forefront of Discovery

 

INTRODUCING THE OHIO THIRD FRONTIER OPEN INNOVATION INCENTIVE (OII)

 

The Ohio Third Frontier is an internationally recognized technology-based economic development initiative that supports existing industries that are transforming themselves with new, globally competitive products and fostering the attraction of new companies in emerging industry sectors. The organization recognized that businesses need solutions to technical problems, but may not have the in-house expertise or know where to find them. Through the Open Innovation Incentive (OII), the Ohio Third Frontier provides funding to Ohio Middle Market companies to engage in NineSigma's Open Innovation model to identify new technology solutions to their most pressing challenges.


 


COMPANIES WHO HAVE ENGAGED WITH NINESIGMA IN THE OPEN INNOVATION INCENTIVE PROGRAM:

   MEET THE NINESIGMA TEAM 

 

 

 

 Nick Kacsandi, M.S.
 Program Manager

 

 

 

Have technical questions?

Interested in submitting a proposal?                

 

Email Nick

 


 

 

 Colleen Zupan
 Director of Business
 Development


 

Want to learn more about the Open Innovation Incentive?

Interested in running a project?

 

Email Colleen

 

    

Partnering with NineSigma

 

FOR SOLUTION SEEKERS

 

Under the Open Innovation Incentive,
NineSigma's Technology Search (RFP) cost is discounted, with 50% of the total cost subsidized by the State of Ohio. Working with NineSigma will extend your reach to a customized focused list of Solution Providers who can help meet your needs by drawing on our large, continually expanding global network.


This program is a unique opportunity to:

 

  • Save time finding new solutions for your
    technology, products and services
  • Increase innovation productivity
  • Integrate Open Innovation into your
    business strategy

FOR SOLUTION PROVIDERS

 

The Open Innovation Incentive (OII) provides state support of select Ohio companies that are new to Open Innovation, leading to an accelerated time-to-market of technology products, processes or services. The Ohio Third Frontier has identified eight leading growth opportunity areas that will build on Ohio's existing industry capabilities and position them in future growth markets.


Requests under this program are focused within the following key technology areas:
Advanced Materials, Aero-propulsion Power Management, Fuel Cells and Energy Storage, Medical Technology, Sensing and Automation Technologies, Situational Awareness and Surveillance Systems, Software Applications for Business and Healthcare, Solar Photovoltaics.