A List of Companies Open Innovation Portals

3M

http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/Submit/YourIdea/

 Display and graphics

 Electronics, electrical, and communications

 Health care

 Home and leisure

 Manufacturing and industry

 Office

 Safety, security, and protection

 Transportation

 Defense

AB InBev

https://ab-inbev.yet2.com/submission/index.jsf

 Beer

AquaLeisure

http://www.aqualeisure.com/inventors.html

 Swimming and diving gear

 Water toys

 Inflatable pool lounges and snow tubes

Avery

http://www.avery.com/avery/en_us/Help-Center/Contact-Us/Idea-Submission/Avery-Idea-Submission.htm

 Office and consumer products

Ball

http://www.ball-europe.com/Open_Innovation.htm

 Cans and bottles

 Finishings

 Packaging

 Surface enhancements

o Materials and methods for improved protection, appearance or sustainability of our products: nanomaterials for packaging applications.

 Metal processing technologies

o Tools, technologies and processes for making better products cheaper: metal forming, joining, protection; new materials; cans for novel applications.

 New product features

o Technologies and materials that enable new uses for metal cans: Resealable closings, oxygen scavengers, indicators for temperature change, contamination, freshness.

BASF

https://basf.inno-360.com/

 Agriculture

 Construction

 Consumer goods

 Electronics

 Energy and resources

 Health and nutrition

 Transportation

Black and Decker

http://www.blackanddecker.com/pages/resources/ProductIdeas.aspx

 Accessories and attachments

 Appliances

 Automotive

 Cleaning

 Hand tools

 Home and office

 Ladders

 Lawn and garden

 Painting and crafts

 Portable lighting

 Power tools

 Protective equipment

 Storage

 Toys

Bosch

http://idea.bosch.com/en

 Automotive components

 Industrial products

 Building products

Coghlan’s

http://www.coghlans.com/invention-submission.aspx

 Outdoor accessories

 Health and safety

Colgate

http://www.colgate.com/app/Colgate/US/Corp/Innovation.srv

 Oral health and personal care

o New active ingredients or delivery systems for toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash, liquid soaps, body washes or under arm products.

 Home care

o Maintain and restore surfaces in the home.

 Animal nutrition

Craftsman

http://www.craftsman.com/craftsman-project-edison/nb-100000000227043

 Hand tools

 Power tools

 Lawn and garden

 Storage and garage

Dupont Ventures

http://www2.dupont.com/Ventures/en_US/index.html

 Advanced Materials

 Agriculture

 CleanTech

 Construction

 Nutrition & Health

 Electronic Materials

 Safety Technology

 Transportation

The Chlorox Company

http://cloroxconnects.com

 Cleaning: laundry, home care

 Household: bags, wraps and containers, charcoal, cat litter

 Lifestyle: food, water filtration, natural personal care

CNHI Industrial

http://www.cnhindustrial.com/en-US/Sustainability2013/our_commitment/innovation_management/Pages/open_innovation.aspx

 Agricultural equipment

 Construction equipment

 Trucks and commercial vehicules

 Powertrains

Döhler

http://www.we-bring-ideas-to-life.com/en/home.html

 Beverage and food industry

 Flavours

 Colours

 Specialty and performance ingredients (sweetening, health, etc.)

 Ingredient systems (compounds, emulsions, etc.)

 Cereal ingredients

 Dairy ingredients

 Fruits and vegetables ingredients

Eli Lilly & Company

https://openinnovation.lilly.com/dd/

 Pharmaceutical

Elmer’s

https://elmers.yet2.com/

 Stationery

 Craft

 Hardware

 Presentation products

 Office and consumer products

 Glue

 Cutting tools

 Paints

EMD Group

http://www.emdgroup.com/emd/company/our_businesses/prescription_medicines/open_innovation_portal/open_innovation_portal.html

 Pharmaceutical

 Compound sourcing program

 Mini library

 Innovation cup

Ethicon

http://www.ethicon.com/healthcare-professionals/our-company/idea-submissions

 Medical devices

 Advanced surgical instruments

 General and thoracic surgery, gynecology, and oncology.

Ford

http://corporate.ford.com/innovation/innovation-detail/ford-new-ideas

 Automotive

GE

http://www.ge.com/about-us/openinnovation

 Appliances

 Aviation

 Consumer electronics

 Critical power

 Energy management

 Healthcare

 Home improvement

 Housewares

 Industrial solutions

 Intelligent platforms

 Lighting

 Mining

 Oil and gas

 Power and water

 Software

 Transportation

General Mills

http://www.generalmills.com/Company/Innovation/G-Win.aspx

 Food products

 Enabling food technologies

 Packaging

 Processes

GlaxoSmithKline

http://www.gsk.com/partnerships/open-innovation.html

 Pharmaceutical

GM

http://www.gmideas.com/gmideas/ideas?action=NewIdea

 Automotive

 Products or Product-related Technologies

 Manufacturing methods, or

 Machines

Groupe SEB

https://www.innovate-with-groupeseb.com/

 Connected universe

o Communicating devices, human/machine interface, smart systems, 100 % digital solutions, etc.

 Energy and portability

o Energy savings, innovative batteries (capacity, reliability, miniaturisation, improved charge/discharge cycle management), etc.

 Ageing of population

o Product ergonomics, specific needs, etc.

 Preservation of beauty, health and well-being

o Nutrition, health monitoring, body care, etc.

 Environmental responsibility and sustainable development

o Reduction of energy consumption, acoustic performance (vacuum cleaners, food processers, etc.), recyclability, new materials, etc.

Hampton Direct

http://www.hamptondirect.com/inventor_registration.php

 Infomercials type of products

Harsco

http://www.harsco-m.com/178/Open-Innovation.aspx

 Metals

 Mining

 Energy

 Dust/sludge/millscale agglomeration

 Dry and wet magnetic separation

 Plasma, gasification and pyrolysis

 Waste-to-energy

 Biofuels, including ethanol

 High pressure water treatment

 Micro-bacterial fermentation

 Bioleaching of tailings

IBM

https://www-01.ibm.com/contact/submissions/extsub.nsf/Index

Johnson Controls

http://www.johnsoncontrols.com/content/us/en/products/automotive_experience/open_innovation/submission_process.html

 Materials Technology

o Innovations that improve foam damping performance while reducing weight and/or thickness

o Bio-composites or natural fibers ready for industrial scale-up and high volume production

o Trim solutions to replace conventional fabric, vinyl and leather materials

o Functional integration of non-structural composites to improve acoustics, stiffness and VOC reduction

o Advanced high strength steels and other lightweight metal technologies

o Alternatives to steel, such as structural composites, for making lightweight interior parts

 “Smart” Surfaces/Human Interaction

o Mechatronic solutions based on “smart” materials and technologies with multi-functional behavior

o Lighting technology for accent, ambient, instrumentation, and display graphics

o Sensor and actuator technology for electronification of interior features

o Innovations that enhance human performance, reduce errors, and increase safety and user satisfaction

o Surface/skin technologies that enhance look & feel, gloss level, haptics, aesthetics and acoustics

o Improvements to existing metallic, technical and woodgrain decorative technologies, and special effects

o Safety technology, such as crash energy management in hybrid/electric vehicles

 Manufacturing/Tooling/Assembly

o Tooling technology for injection molding that reduces manufacturing cycle time

o Advanced welding/joining technology for unconventional or dissimilar materials

o Advanced precision forming or novel technologies to downsize mechanical components, such as recliners

o Assembly automation that reduces cost, complexity, and/or cycle time

o Software tools that improve predictive analysis and design optimization

Johnson & Johnson

http://www.jnjinnovation.com/

 Pharmaceutical

o Cardiovascular and metabolism

o Immunology

o Infectious diseases and vaccines

o Neuroscience

o Oncology

 Consumer products

o Skin care

o Oral care

o Hair care

o Pain and itch relief

o Nutritional

o Upper respiratory

 Medical devices and diagnostics

o General surgery

o Cardiovascular

o Energy

o Biosurgicals

o Aesthetics

o ENT

o Reprocessing

o Orthopaedics

o Neuro

o Diabetes

o Diagnostics

o Vision care

o Infection care

Kraft

http://www.kfcollaborationkitchen.com

 Ingredients

 Packaging

 Processes

 Products

 Technology

LG

http://www.collaborateandinnovate.com/ci/main.jsp

 Content management

 User interaction

o Touchless screens, proximity detection, gesture recognition, voice recognition (including ‘speech to text’ and ‘text to speech’), motion detection, location awareness.

 Wireless and RF

 Next generation display

 Thermal and mechanical

o Insulation technologies for improving the safety and efficiency of our cooling as well as heating products, technologies to reduce the noise and vibration of appliances with moving parts, high efficiency heaters, high efficiency compressors, motors, inverters, and even technologies to remove the heat from high power LEDs.

 In car telematics

o Fast and eco friendly navigation systems and algorithms, and all kinds of driver assistance systems.

 Green energy

o Printable solar cells, wind generation, high capacity batteries, fuel cells.

 Security and surveillance

o Storage technology such as compression codecs, content recognition and tracking, pattern analysis, unusual activity detection systems.

 Healthcare

o Mobile and in home monitoring, non-invasive testing, patient diagnosis, health tracking, point of care testing (POCT), medical imaging systems, air quality management solutions, water filtration and treatment solutions.

Matco Tools

http://www.matcotools.com/made-by-idea/

 Tools (general, aviation, automotive, etc.)

Medtronic

http://www.medtronic.com/innovation/innovate-with-medtronic.html

 Medical technology

Mustang Survival

http://www.mustangsurvival.com/about-mustang/submitting-new-product-ideas?country=23

 Floatation

 Protective equipment

 Military gear

Nike

http://nikeinc.com/pages/idea-submission-policy

 Sporting gear

 Clothing

 Shoes

Nokia

http://inventwithnokia.nokia.com/home

 Ideas related to mobile phones

 Ideas related to mobile phone applications/services (e.g., for an applications store)

 Wireless standards (cellular, WLAN, etc)

 Mobile device features (user interfaces, sensing applications etc)

 Mobile device concepts (mechanics, displays, cameras, etc)

 Mobile applications/software applications/services (e.g., maps, navigation, social networking, music, games, email, etc.)

 Mobile services infrastructure/Mobile service provider (e.g., for an applications store)

 Mobile software/Operating systems

Philips

http://www.simplyinnovate.philips.com/

 Beauty

 Clothing care

 Coffee makers

 Floor care

 Kitchen appliances

 Lighting innovations

 Light therapy

 Healthcare, health and well-being

 Men’s shaving and grooming

 Oral healthcare

 Parenting

Procter & Gamble

http://www.pgconnectdevelop.com/

 Personnal and family care

o Digestive wellness

o Repair and Protection of Enamel and Dentin

o Non-bleach Whiteners and Cleaning Agents

o Enhanced delivery of oral care actives and flavors

 Beauty and grooming

 Household care

 Packaging

 Industrial and manufacturing

 Digital, business, and retail

Rolls-Royce

http://www.rolls-royce.com/contact/inventors_tech_licensing/submitting_ideas.jsp

 Civil aerospace

 Defense aerospace

 Energy

 Marine

 Power systems

Rubbermaid

http://www.rubbermaidinventorcenter.com/how-it-works/

 Skin care

 Washroom

 Waste

 Material handling

 Cleaning and utility

 Food service

 Food storage

 Coolers

 Safety

 Agriculture

 Bathroom accessories

 Beverage

 Car / garage organization

 Closet and shelving

 Kitchen accessories

 Laundry

 Outdoor living

 Storage

 Trash and recycling

 Mobile nurse stations

 Telemedecine

 Carts, cabinets, workstations for healthcare

SCA Group

http://www.sca.com/en/About_SCA/Innovation-at-SCA/Collaborate-with-us/

 Sustainable Odor control solutions

o Technologies, products or other solutions that can provide odor control in products or in the ambient air.

 Sustainable Microbial solutions

o Technologies, products or other solutions that can provide microbial control in products and the use of products.

 Alternative hand hygiene solutions

o Technologies, products or other solutions that can provide secure hand hygiene.

 New applications based on pulp and paper by-products

o Technologies, products or other solutions that can make use of the pulp and paper by-products.

Smiths Medical

http://www.smiths-medical.com/education-resources/new-ideas.html

 Anaesthesia airway

 Assisted reproduction

 Diabetes

 Drainage systems

 Infusion

 Interventional imaging

 Pain management

 Patient monitoring

 Pressure monitoring

 Respiratory

 Safety

 Temperature management

 Tracheostomy

 Vascular access

 Ventilation

Stanley

http://inventions.stanleyworks.com/

 Hardware tools

 Storage

 Automotive

 Wood working

 Paint preparation

 HVAC tools

Statoil

http://innovate.statoil.com

 Exploration

 Reservoir

 Drilling and well

 Facilities

 Processing

 Environmental

 New energy / renewables

Suncor

http://www.suncor.com/en/working/5374.aspx

Tate & Lyle

http://www.tateandlyleopeninnovation.com

 Texturants

 Sweeteners

 Health and wellness

 Food technologies

TechnoGym

http://www.technogym.com/ca/contacts/ideas-box/2242

 Fitness equipment

o Products for professional usage

o Products for wellness at home

o Rehab, prevention, and physical therapy equipment

Telenor Group

http://www.telenor.com/innovation/open-innovation/

 Customer insight

o Including innovations in customer facing processes and customer data analytics

 Business models

o Including competition strategy and regulations, and Internet value networks

 New services

o Such as service diffusion and the Internet of things

 Future technologies

o Such as future network concepts and next generation IS/IT architecture

Tetra Pak

http://www.tetrapak.com/about-tetra-pak/the-company/innovation/you-inventions

 Packages

 Equipment and services

Thexton

http://thexton.com/index.cfm/ideas

 Automotive components

 Information systems

 Specialty tools

 Repair parts and kits

 Brake tools

 Charging systems test adapters

 Diagnostic accessories

 Fuel systems

 Cooling systems

 Electrical and battery

Unilever

https://oiportal.yet2.com/

 Food and beverages

 Personal care

 Home care

Volvo Group Global

http://www.volvogroup.com/group/global/en-gb/volvo%20group/our%20companies/GTtechnology/Advanced_Technology_and_Research/present_your_idea/Pages/present_your_idea.aspx

 Trucks

 Buses and coaches

 Construction equipment

 Marine power

 Industrial engines & systems

 Financial services

 Industrial IT solutions

 Logistics solutions

Weyerhaeuser

http://www.weyerhaeuser.com/Company/CorporateAffairs/SubmitIdeas

 Cellulose fibers

 Paper and liquid packaging

 Timberlands

 Wood products

Xerox

http://www.xeroxtechnology.com/xt.nsf/p02?readform&unid=EB599FFDFE9AA6528525772D004F48B5

 Digital printing and scanning

 Workflow optimization

 Business processes

 Document management

 

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