Inovo Acquires DASO Consulting

Move Will Expand Inovo's Innovation Strategy & Culture-Building Capabilities

Jan 25, 2010, 14:36 ET from Inovo

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Innovation consultancy Inovo announced today that it has acquired DASO Consulting, a firm that helps companies build their innovation and product development strategies and capabilities. The acquisition will enable Inovo to provide its roster of Global 1000 clients with an even richer suite of innovation services.

"Inovo is delighted to have acquired DASO," said Inovo President Larry Schmitt, Ph.D.  "We have been highly impressed by DASO's ability to help organizations develop successful innovation strategies and establish cultures that foster innovation. Integrating DASO's impressive capabilities with our own offerings will allow Inovo to even better serve our customers in coming months and years."

DASO Founder and President Brian Christian said, "DASO is excited to join forces with Inovo. During the past two years, our partnership with Inovo has given us a deep appreciation of Inovo's world-class innovation techniques. We are excited to help bring these methods and tools, as well as DASO's innovation strategy and culture-building methods, to an even wider audience."

Under the agreement, DASO Founder and President Brian Christian will join Inovo as a Partner, alongside Larry Schmitt, Steve Schwartz, and Joshua Botkin.


Inovo is a leading provider in the growing field of innovation services. Since its founding in 2001, Inovo has helped Global 1000 clients across a broad range of industries -- including Best Buy, Corning, Dow Chemical, Ford, Johnson Controls, Nissan, Stryker, and Whirlpool – to identify compelling opportunities and develop new-to-the-world products, services, and business models.

Inovo also trains and mentors corporate executives and managers who are seeking to improve their organizations' innovation capabilities.  In addition, Inovo is helping develop the next generation of innovators by teaching graduate students, fellows, and faculty at the University of Michigan's College of Engineering, Ross School of Business, and Medical Innovation Center.

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