Innovating to Shape
a Better Future

Helping clients turn insights into
new products, services, and technologies that have meaningful impact.

We tailor our innovation expertise to your needs.

Innovation
Strategy

Build the confidence to transform the right things in your business, the right way

Innovation
Insights

Comprehensive, current, and independent insights fuel quality innovation decisions

Innovation Commercialization

Connecting ideas to markets to maximize returns on research investments

Helping clients turn insights into new products, services, and technologies that have meaningful impact for people and business

We work with a variety of global corporations, federal agencies, and foundations to deliver actionable insight, create meaning, and discern the path ahead—so they can solve their toughest innovation challenges.

With a 50-year record of success across the entire innovation life cycle, we know what works. Our blend of technical and creative competencies allows us to approach your projects as problem solvers, whether that means defining how digital transformation will impact your strategy and operations, designing a customized innovation process and training to build your innovation capabilities, or undertaking a technology landscape or scouting project.

We help commercial and non-commercial industries

Space • Aviation •
 Transportation
Innovation ecosystems
Security
Defense
Medtech
Manufacturing
Food &
Agriculture
consumer
packaged goods

We help commercial and non-commercial industries

Space • Aviation •
 Transportation
Innovation ecosystems
Security
Defense
Medtech
Manufacturing
Food &
Agriculture
consumer
packaged goods

What We Do

RTI is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. For 50 years, RTI Innovation Advisors has helped Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and global foundations to innovate faster and better by blending technical, industry and creative competencies to approach projects as problem solvers.

Contaminants of Concern

Whether it’s per and  polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), quaternary ammonium compounds, or ethylene oxide, we bring an unbiased and independent perspective to help you understand risks and evaluate alternatives.

Sustainable Packaging

From uncovering biomaterial options to understanding the state of recycled material supply and infrastructure to setting your own packaging goals and requirements, we help you take a leading position to combat plastic waste.

Clean Ingredients

Consumers are more aware than ever of the ingredients used in their foods, beverages, home care, and personal care products. We help you understand the technical and regulatory aspects, health effects, and supply chain for emerging ingredients that offer strong performance and limit environmental impact.

Innovation Commercialization

Whether it’s advances in healthcare, aerospace, automation, or another area of technology we can help you identify the inventions with the greatest potential for commercial adoption and evaluate and improve your project’s commercialization plan.

Innovation Roadmaps

Whether it’s for sustainability, economic development, or breakthrough innovation, realizing big dreams requires a clear vision and a way to communicate that inspires collective action. Our structured process brings stakeholders together to build roadmaps that communicate their vision.

Strategic Futures

We bring together expert perspectives on trends and drivers to inspire your thinking about the future. Through group immersion in future scenarios, we help you assess uncertainties, consider their implications, and co-create action plans.

We have built strategic partnerships.

We have a proven track record.

Having completed over 5,000 projects for corporations, government agencies, universities and global foundations,
we help you innovate successfully.

"This team did a phenomenal job. They approached our challenge thoughtfully and pursued several avenues to identify potential partners. They provided us with a short list of candidates that represented a range of approaches to achieve our goal. We enjoyed working with this team; we've already contacted them about another project. "

— R&D Manager, Fortune 500 Healthcare Company

"RTI Innovation Advisors is a trusted partner that is technically strong and well connected to the science. They help us complement areas where we may not have the time, or internal resources or expertise. The project outcome was great--very thorough and grounded."

— Open Innovation Leader, Global Household and Personal Products Company

"Always great to work with the team at RTI Innovation Advisors. Their continued passion for technology, openness to see things in a new way, and flexibility to incorporate the info that is relevant to us always make the output meaningful to our programs."

— Head of Packaging Growth and Technology, Global 500 Food Company

"The pulmonary ventilation project with the RTI Innovation Advisors team was very productive. We continue to benefit from the team's ability to think at a level that included not only technical aspects but also the insights of practicing medical experts and individuals with previous experience in or close to our field of interest."

—Head, Corporate Innovation, Fortune 500 Pharmaceutical and Medtech Corporation

Working with us is easy!

Consult with an expert

We evaluate your innovation situation and specific needs 

Receive a customized plan

We work with your goals to design the perfect plan

Innovate with confidence​

We partner with your team to catalyze your success

Featured Impact Stories

We are innovating and invigorating the market

RTI Innovation Advisors is your partner on your innovation journey.