sourcing innovative solutions

You are facing a problem regarding your company or your market, and you’d like to find innovative solutions to resolve it. We help find solutions that are not visible online, in journals or bibliographies, but that are known by market players: solutions developed internally, solutions used for other applications, ideas for new solutions not yet developed, etc.

Starting point

One of the leaders in the cosmetics industry was looking to integrate certain polymers of natural origin into its products.

Market test

In one month, we multiplied information sources by reaching out to thousands of experts worldwide who in turn, proposed 30 new solutions to the problem. We then consolidated the results in various intelligent formats: video report, online report that can be segmented and filtered, executive report…
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Results

33 new suppliers were identified, two-thirds of which were unheard of to our client.
We had identified several solutions for our problem, but we wanted to explore a step further. The UMI tool allowed us to broaden our mapping and discover solutions off the beaten track.

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