RTI Innovation Advisors

Microbiome-targeted ingredients: Opportunities for product line expansions

The COVID-19 pandemic ushered in an increased awareness of our microbial environment and of the impacts that our personal microbiomes can have on our gut health, skin health, immune health, and mood. Consumers want to know how to introduce beneficial microbes into their personal and environmental microbiomes via  To deliver on these trending desires, our

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Reduced Impact Products That Support Line Extension

Over the last several years, innovative concentrated product formats have taken off: gels, liquid cartridges, powder concentrates, and tableted concentrates.  For many of our clients developing cleaning, personal care, and water-based beverages, these emerging formats are of interest because they mitigate a product’s environmental impact by  – reducing plastics use and carbon dioxide emissions associated

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Empowering Impact Investment Decision-Making

How does a global philanthropic leader—whose investments and influence span the globe—build an effective progress monitoring and learning system to improve impact? Learn how we designed and built a multifaceted monitoring and learning system that supports our client’s work, that is sustainable, and that is flexible. The system improved our client’s internal processes and positioned the organization client—and the projects in which they invest—for greater long-term impact.

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New Product Development and Plant-Based Ingredients: Overcome the Obstacles

Are you struggling to resolve the hurdles of using plant-based ingredient in your portfolio? What’s the impact to consumers of inconsistency in plant-based ingredients? Does the emerging science complicate new product development with these ingredients? And is it important to have multiple stakeholders involved as you look for solutions to the challenges of plant-based ingredient use? Read on for answers.

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Strengthening the Philippine Innovation Ecosystem

Can a nation promote economic growth by connecting to the innovation ecosystem? Since 2013, we’ve participated in implementing the Philippines’ Science, Technology, Research and Innovation for Development (STRIDE) program, which bolstered the country’s innovation ecosystem. Read about our work facilitating economic growth by connecting an organization to its innovation ecosystem.

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Why Build an Innovation Ecosystem?

In collaboration with clients, we work to strengthen their innovation ecosystem to become the connective tissue that allows innovation to thrive. When we connect clients–commercial and government–to their innovation ecosystems, we also solidify their competitive positions. Read about our work to create a roadmap to support Guatemala’s innovation ecosystem

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Domestic Supply Chains: What’s In Store in 2022?

In 2021, COVID exposed significant risks associated with our modern logistics and the sourcing practices of our domestic original equipment and consumer product manufacturers. Today’s supply chains are complex, global systems designed to access the lowest-cost, often offshore suppliers. Predictions for 2022 are that supply chains will continue to be challenged. At the same time, Steve McManus sees positive signs for U.S. manufacturing and domestic supply chains.

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