Presenting Companies


Procter & Gamble

P&G's Purpose is to improve more lives in more parts of the world more completely, with an unrelenting focus on innovation. We want to partner with the best innovators everywhere, and we employ a number of approaches to connect with a network of top innovators around the world. We call our approach to open innovation Connect + DevelopSM.



Wrigley is a recognized leader in confections with a wide range of product offerings including gum, mints, hard and chewy candies, and lollipops. Wrigley's world-famous brands – including Extra®, Orbit®, Doublemint®, and 5™ chewing gums, as well as confectionery brands Skittles®, Starburst®, Altoids® and Life Savers® – create simple pleasures for consumers every day. With operations in more than 40 countries and distribution in more than 180 countries, Wrigley's brands bring smiles to faces around the globe. The company is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, employs approximately 17,000 associates globally, and operates as a subsidiary of Mars, Incorporated.



Venture2 helps leading companies define new growth opportunities and connect with breakthrough innovations and partners. We identify innovation opportunities that can delight customers and disrupt categories -- And we move these ideas forward quickly to deliver profitable growth.



Every day, IdeaConnection's teams are working on solving challenges for companies large and small, including Fortune 100 companies. Formed in 2007, IdeaConnection, with diverse teams, world-class facilitators, and a high 'solve' rate, is solving problems ranging from nanotechnology, virtual reality, and crop science, to marketing, sociology and product development. IdeaConnection is all about innovation and creative solutions – solutions to corporate problems and solutions to problems that will benefit the Common Good.


Embee Mobile

Embee Mobile supplies Crowd Intelligence for Global Clients. We recruit and maintain a global community to perform tasks in exchange for mobile airtime or value added services. Embee Mobile currently supports 320 mobile operators in 100 countries.


Since 1999, yet2 has scouted for, negotiated, and closed hundreds of deals, bringing our Open Innovation clients hundreds of millions of dollars in value and exceptional new technologies to meet both tactical and strategic goals. Our services can directly fuel clients' bottom-line growth AND speed time to market. We’d like to do the same thing for your company. yet2 sits at the center of a vibrant, global technology bazaar. We know the market — what is selling and what won’t sell; we've worked both sides of technology deals; we expertly articulate technology value propositions and sift through potential candidate solutions and sellers; we advise on patent strategies, and more.



Deployed as a cloud-based platform to leading R&D groups around the world, inno360 had much of its development during the formative stages of Open Innovation at Procter and Gamble (P&G). With our award-winning solution, inno360 enables clients to build, manage and collaborate with their own proprietary innovation ecosystems. Using inno360, clients can harness the collective power of internal R&D while building global networks of innovators, researchers and trusted suppliers. Together, these capabilities and attached ecosystems provide an unparalleled foundation for organizations to drive top-line growth, increase productivity and improve return on investment.


Axiom Consulting

Axiom Consulting is a product development and innovation company, based out of Bangalore, India. Our vision statement, "A little bit of Axiom in every product," embodies our fundamental desire to play a constructive product development role across various product categories. We work with customers across multiple verticals including consumer package goods, packaging, business and home automation developers, energy monitoring and distribution equipment. Axiom's complete ownership of product programs coupled with a focus on innovation is our key to successful and on-time delivery of solutions.



At SAP, innovation is more than developing software – it's developing breakthrough technologies and best practices that shape IT trends. Discover how SAP focuses on innovation internally and how it works with leading universities, partners, and customers worldwide to deliver innovation that can help companies of all sizes and industries run better.



At Roche we focus on developing medicines and diagnostics that will help patients live longer, better lives. We strive to address unmet medical needs through excellence in science – from early detection and prevention of diseases to diagnosis, treatment and treatment monitoring.


The Boston Consulting Group

For most companies, innovation is the key to driving growth, value for shareholders, and competitive advantage in today’s global economy. Companies that are not effective innovators face a number of challenges. BCG has extensive experience across the full range of topics facing companies that want to become more resourceful or increase the impact of their innovation activities. To create a strategic and sustainable long-term approach to constant renewal, we also have a special focus on business model innovation. We work closely with companies around the world with one goal in mind: to increase the returns on their investments in innovation.



Spigit is a leader in Social Innovation, helping organizations unleash the creativity of employees, customers and partners to find transformative ideas that drive growth. Leveraging crowdsourcing, game mechanics and big data analytics, Spigit’s platform is helping the world’s leading brands invent disruptive products, generate new revenue streams, build an innovation culture, reduce costs and significantly improve employee and customer engagement



Imaginatik is the Innovation as a Service Company. Our customers - Pfizer, Dow Chemical, Cargill, Whirlpool, Xerox, and many more – rely on our people, best practices and innovation platform to achieve targeted innovation outcomes. It used to be enough to assist our clients to generate better ideas for success. Those days are gone. Today, Imaginatik helps to design, operate and deliver mission-critical innovation processes in a highly dynamic, resource-scarce business world.


Goodwin Procter

Goodwin Procter LLP is a national law firm with a growing international presence. With offices in Boston, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Washington, D.C., we work closely with clients to advance business objectives in the U.S. and abroad. Our corporate headquarters are in Boston, where the firm was originally founded in 1912. A successful IP practice requires a seamless integration of business law and litigation, cutting-edge science and regulatory expertise. In the U.S. and abroad, our team of 175 litigators, transaction lawyers, patent attorneys and scientists protects and maximizes our clients’ IP assets, within a rapidly changing environment.



The name NetBase reflects our mission: To make data from the social web accessible to business users and actionable for decision making. We believe that social media has radically changed the playing field for business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business (B2B) companies. To innovate, compete, and succeed in this new world, global enterprises need to adopt a new strategy and approach to operations that incorporates information from the outside in—directly from customers—rather than from the inside out. We call this new operating model C2B. C2B requires enterprises to have an instantaneous direct link to customer likes and dislikes, opinions, preferences, behaviors, and even emotions. NetBase enterprise social intelligence solutions provide that link—in a fast, accurate, and reliable way.



Intel’s innovation goes beyond the speed of our latest chip. We bring the building blocks of technology to the world. Our innovations reach industries far beyond computing. We are transforming transportation, education, energy, healthcare, and retail. We reinvent the familiar, creating new experiences and enabling fresh solutions. Due to our ever-increasing performance and capabilities, people are connecting in new ways. Patients are reimagining what it means to see a doctor. Shoppers have new ways to find and buy the products they seek. Explorers are rethinking how they take their journeys. We foster innovation as diverse as the world that benefits from it.



Maven operates the Global Knowledge Marketplace, a source for answers to any professional question and solutions to business challenges of all sizes. Innovators use Maven to identify expertise and gain insights faster and more efficiently in order to make smarter decisions. The results are superior innovations developed more quickly and cost effectively, and lower risk to investments.



competIQ leverages human networks to generate the most comprehensive, statistically rigorous business intelligence available. Human intelligence - whether it's from internal stakeholders or external expert networks - is the most powerful and untapped resource in business. competIQ gets at it by combining two extremely powerful mechanisms: Wikis and Prediction Markets. The result is extraordinary – the full scope of stakeholder thinking about a challenge, and a strong statistical model of quality around that thinking.


GSV Capital

GSV Capital is democratizing access to VC-backed companies. The GSVC fund effectively fills that painful void, where IPOs used to be frequent—companies with market caps of $100 million to $1 billion. Our strategy is to utilize the private marketplaces like SharesPost and SecondMarket to acquire shares in companies within the six themes we feel have the greatest potential: Social Media, Mobile Computing and Apps, Cloud Computing, Software as a Service, Green Technology, and Education Technology. In addition to private marketplaces, GSVC buys secondary shares directly from employees and early VCs, as well as primary shares directly from the company. This is precisely how we've built our current portfolio, and how we'll continue to allow smart investors—those who are accredited, as well as ordinary citizens—to grab their stake in the stars of tomorrow. Today.


Dako - an Agilent Technologies Company

Dako provides the antibodies, reagents, and instruments that enable physicians to choose the right cancer treatment, the first time. We fight cancer by providing high quality antibodies, instruments and software, raising the global standards for fast and accurate diagnostic answers for cancer patients.



e-Zassi is a provider of highly-differentiated open innovation solutions specifically designed to meet the needs of patent-centric industries. e-Zassi's customizable software platform includes controlled idea capture (for external and internal submission), automated assessment, data analytics and tailored workflows and processes. Collectively, these features provide unparalleled risk mitigation against IP misappropriation, enhanced 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 and other market segments that are particularly vulnerable to intellectual property disclosure and security concerns.



We are just like you, constantly striving to find ways to continuously innovate. And innovate smarter. Our goal is to provide companies with solutions that help them become better innovators. It's just what we do. Founded in 1999, Brightidea launched the first ever online innovation platform in 2005. The Brightidea Innovation Platform was designed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of any organization's innovation process. Today, Brightidea's product offerings include WebStorm, Switchboard, and Pipeline – a complete product suite that covers the entire idea lifecycle from initial collection through execution.