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NineSigma Selected by Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corporation to Manage Grand Challenge NineSigma to Leverage Expertise in Large-Scale Global Challenges and Social Innovation to Help CCEMC Reach Technical Solution Providers from Around the World

CLEVELAND, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NineSigma, Inc., of Cleveland, the leading innovation partner to organizations worldwide, has been selected by CCEMC (Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation) to execute a multi-year, open Grand Challenge to identify world-changing solutions. The CCEMC Grand Challenge is a global program that will launch in the first quarter of 2013.

NineSigma's Grand Challenges leverage Open Innovation (OI) to identify solutions to the world's most vexing and complex issues. They offer a competitive structure for anyone to provide valuable ideas, technology or processes, and reap tremendous rewards, both monetarily and in terms of global social impact. Solutions can come from companies, researchers, or individuals in any industry anywhere in the world.

"I am thrilled that CCEMC selected NineSigma to launch and execute their Grand Challenge. Thanks to our expertise in technology search, ability to translate needs into specific outcomes, and credibility within the global innovation community, we're poised to collaborate seamlessly with CCEMC to help them discover world-changing solutions," said Andy Zynga, CEO of NineSigma.

As a pioneer in OI, NineSigma is skilled at managing the multiple components of a Grand Challenge including campaign and prize strategy, technical outreach, metrics and solution vetting that drive successful challenges. In addition, NineSigma leverages NineSights®, the first and only social media community devoted to accelerating Open Innovation, to jump-start global awareness and dialogue surrounding Grand Challenges, and encourage more participation.

Additional information about the Grand Challenge will be available in February 2013. For more about NineSigma's Grand Challenge capabilities, please contact Denys Resnick, Vice President, Strategic Programs at resnick@ninesigma.com or download NineSigma's Grand Challenge white paper at http://www.ninesigma.com/open-innovation-resources/white-papers-and-reports.

The CCEMC is an Alberta, Canada based not for profit corporation with a mandate to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and assist Alberta in adapting to climate change through the discovery, development and deployment of clean technology.

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 www.ninesigma.com and www.ninesights.com.

Media Contact: 
Jackie Lucas, Warner Communications -- jackie@warnerpr.com, (978) 255-1159 

SOURCE NineSigma, Inc.



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