CLEVELAND, Jan. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- NineSigma, the leading innovation partner to organizations worldwide, today announced that 54 of its clients have been named to the Thomson Reuters 2015 Top 100 Global Innovators list. This is an increase over the 48 clients named to the 2014 list.
According to Thomson Reuters, companies named to the list are "innovators and organizations that have created breakthroughs that shape the future and generate economic success, encouraging and driving more innovation, more jobs and more revenue."
The NineSigma clients on this year's list are headquartered in Japan, the U.S., Europe and South Korea. They represent 16 different industries, with the largest concentrations in the industrial, consumer products, automotive, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, and chemical sectors.
NineSigma specializes in open innovation (OI). Through its end-to-end services, NineSigma empowers organizations to reach beyond their usual networks to a worldwide community of scientific and technical experts, to tap solutions and technologies that can be integrated into R&D, marketing and business development processes. This strategy reveals fresh perspectives to solve strategic challenges and is proven to cut new product development time by as much as 50%.
"Open Innovation has become a true imperative in organizations that aim to stay ahead of competition and impact the global economy," said Dr. Andy Zynga, CEO of NineSigma. "Even the most innovative companies benefit from reaching beyond their own organizations and industry networks, to collaborate with external solution providers and advance their innovation goals."
According to Thomson Reuters, the 2015 Top 100 Global Innovators outperformed the MSCI World Index in revenue by 6.01 percent, employment by 4.09 percent, and market-cap-weighted R&D spending by 1.86 percent.
NineSigma connects organizations with external innovation resources to accelerate innovation in private, public and social sectors. NineSigma has the largest open global network of solution providers and an extensive database of existing solutions spanning numerous industries and technical disciplines. In 2015, the company was again named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in America. Learn more at www.ninesigma.com or www.ninesights.com.
Jackie Lucas, Warner Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org, 978-255-1159