RTI Innovation Advisors

Uplifting Sustainability in the Plant-Based Food Industry

Plant-based foods have taken off in the past decade as they counter complex challenges, such as increased pressures of climate change and the rise of malnutrition and obesity. Positioned as being superior in both health and environmental impact, plant-based foods have gained traction with several segments of the population. Today, plant-based food products are available in […]

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Identifying Opportunities in Carbon Capture and Storage Technologies

Providing commercial and technology development pathways and partners for industrial-scale carbon capture Objective Assess the status and trends of carbon capture technologies—a key to decarbonization efforts—from the material to the system level and identify promising partnership opportunities for a leading industrial gas treatment company.  Approach RTI Innovation Advisors analyzed academic literature, industry reports, patent data,

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Exploring the Future of Sugar Reduction

Studying the use of high-intensity sweeteners in the food industry Objective To study the landscape of high-intensity sweeteners and the global forces shaping their future. Approach RTI Innovation Advisors answered key questions for our client around high-intensity sweeteners. We identified trends, explored the landscape of emerging high-intensity sweeteners, and researched the impacts of high-intensity sweeteners

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Exploring Green Ammonia as a Sustainable Maritime Fuel

Fossil fuels have been used for decades to power our world but are now well known to significantly contribute to global warming. While electric vehicles are revolutionizing our personal vehicles, similar solutions often don’t work for heavy duty transportation – including long range trucking, aviation, and shipping, with maritime shipping alone accounting for 2–3% of global

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Replacing Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) Substances in Consumer Products

We have been partnering with companies to transition away from #PFAS, a class of chemicals known as “forever chemicals.” In one recent project, we worked with a commercial client to find PFAS-free alternatives with the same performance standards. We identified over 150 alternatives, recommending seven potential chemistries and suppliers that would be compatible with the client’s

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Mastering Tomorrow: Embracing a Comprehensive Systems Thinking Approach to MedTech Innovation

While innovation is a driving force behind transformative product breakthroughs, the way we innovate is also transforming due to the shifting demands of the market. To stay ahead of these rapid changes, successful companies and organizations are taking a systems thinking approach to guide their investment and development decisions. From our experience helping medical technologies

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Empowering NIH Small Business Innovators and Entrepreneurs

RTI Innovation Advisors has been supporting innovators and technology programs for over 55 years by providing key market-driven insights and recommendations. Through our role supporting the #NIH SEED TABA Needs Assessment Program, we help #NIH-funded SBIR/STTR companies improve their business and commercialization strategies, enabling scientists and entrepreneurs to strengthen their positioning in helping advance and improve patient health

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Assessing Access to Mental Health Software Applications for Law Enforcement Officers

Law enforcement officers face a unique set of conditions that can exacerbate mental health challenges, including chronic stressors and acute traumatic experiences. Studies have shown that law enforcement officers are more likely than others outside the profession to experience depression, anxiety, substance use, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Read about RTI’s work by Rebecca Shute, Matthew Mecray, Michael Planty, Jeri

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Addressing the Complexities of the Medical Waste Crisis Through Global Recycling

With the need to address plastic pollution, we partnered with Medtronic, a leader in sustainability in the MedTech sector, to understand if switching to recyclable packaging would create a meaningful diversion from landfills and oceans. By aggregating available global datasets we identified recycling rates for 204 countries and territories, creating one of the most comprehensive #recycling datasets

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