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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.

HQChiyoda City, JP
Employee Ratings3.6

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Employees (est.) (Sept 2021)95(+4%)
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Key People/Management at NineSigma

Akihiko Suwa

Akihiko Suwa

President and CEO, Director
Marie Murakami

Marie Murakami

Chief Operating Officer
Kazuhiro Yamamoto

Kazuhiro Yamamoto

Chief Financial Officer
Stephen Clulow

Stephen Clulow

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NineSigma Office Locations

NineSigma has offices in Chiyoda City, Independence and Leuven
Chiyoda City, JP (HQ)
1-chōme-3-3 Uchikanda
Leuven, BE
Koning Leopold I-straat 3
Independence, OH, US
3 Summit Park Dr #130
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NineSigma Financials and Metrics

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NineSigma total Funding

$4 m

NineSigma latest funding size

$4 m

Time since last funding

13 years ago

NineSigma investors

NineSigma's latest funding round in May 2008 was reported to be $4 m. In total, NineSigma has raised $4 m
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NineSigma Cybersecurity Score

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NineSigma Online and Social Media Presence

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NineSigma Blogs

GSK Open Source Science

NineSigma has been enabling GSK’s Open Innovation activities for 9 years, and we are proud to be part of their latest Open Science initiative: the GSK Bio-Manufacturing Omics Data Analysis Challenge. GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is a leading biopharma company with an R&D approach focused on science rel…

Open Innovation Council (OIC) of Senior Industry Experts

Open Innovation Council (OIC) of Senior Industry Experts 2020 was a year of turmoil due to the pandemic.  Everyone in every industry had to respond to new challenges and changes. Innovation on a global scale has become more significant as a solution and response to our New Normal. Last year, we were…

NEW! NineSigma Partnership Model

Introducing NineSigma’s newest service: the Partnership Model! The Partnership Model offers flexible program capabilities to address your unique innovation challenges and drive your business strategy. With the Partnership Model, NineSigma collaborates closely with you and your team to activate our e…

National Corn Growers Association launches Consider Corn Challenge III

The National Corn Growers Association, in conjunction with NineSigma, has just launched the Consider Corn Challenge III. NCGA invites proposals for new uses of field corn as a feedstock for producing sustainable chemicals and products with quantifiable market demand. A total prize pool of US$150,000…

NASA Space Robotics 2 Challenge – Phase 2 Finalists Announced

The NASA Space Robotics Challenge is a $1 million prize competition to advance autonomous robotic operations for space exploration missions on the surface of other planets. The Challenge focuses on developing software to increase the autonomy of dexterous mobile robots in humanoid format – specifica…

Sahar Taleb, Omnipreneurship Awards Challenge sponsor, on working with NineSigma

NineSigma spoke with Sahar Taleb of the Al-Dabbagh Group, on why NineSigma was selected to support ADG’s $1 Million Omnipreneurship Awards Challenge. The Challenge seeks innovations that positively impact the environment. NineSigma was chosen for this important Challenge for a number of reasons: ali…
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NineSigma Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was NineSigma founded?

    NineSigma was founded in 2000.

  • Who are NineSigma key executives?

    NineSigma's key executives are Akihiko Suwa, Marie Murakami and Kazuhiro Yamamoto.

  • How many employees does NineSigma have?

    NineSigma has 95 employees.

  • Who are NineSigma competitors?

    Competitors of NineSigma include Red Ventures, Siemens Digital Industries Software and Otsuka.

  • Where is NineSigma headquarters?

    NineSigma headquarters is located at 1-chōme-3-3 Uchikanda, Chiyoda City.

  • Where are NineSigma offices?

    NineSigma has offices in Chiyoda City, Independence and Leuven.

  • How many offices does NineSigma have?

    NineSigma has 3 offices.