Our Work

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In the early 2000s, NASA Marshall approached RTI Innovation Advisors about promoting and licensing an aluminum alloy its scientists had discovered. The NASA 398 aluminum alloy offered high-strength at higher operating temperatures, was resistant to wear, and could be produced in large quantities at less than $1 per pound.  We defined the value proposition and identified applications and potential...
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A global healthcare company approached RTI Innovation Advisors when it wanted to transform its approach to global supply chain innovation. The company is recognized worldwide for its innovative approaches in every area of its operations; its more than 100,000 employees in over 200 operating companies worldwide countries are encouraged to bring innovative ideas, products and services to advance...
We worked with manufacturer Vital Vio, Inc. to identify new markets for its overhead LED lighting fixtures that can tune areas of the light spectrum to be germicidal to kill bacteria, mold, fungi, spores, and anything else that can cause infection.
PPG wanted to roll out a multi-year effort to improve open innovation within its corporate science and technology division. It also wanted to create a more open research and development (R&D) organization that was better connected to external partners and opportunities. It partnered with RTI Innovation Advisors to oversee these initiatives.
We used technology scouting and market intelligence to enable small- and medium-sized enterprises to increase sales, create jobs and reduce costs.
When our partner needed to better understand the market opportunity for improved sanitation around the world, we blended quantitative and qualitative approaches to define the potential size of the need, identify stakeholders who act as decision-makers and influencers, and gain insight into how users perceive new solutions.
We advised C-level management on open innovation and intellectual property commercialization to accelerate their research and development investment and help diversify their global business.
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For more than 50 years, we have worked to move NASA technologies from the lab to market.