Why Us?

We Focus on What Works

We know what produces sustainable results for innovation-driven organizations like yours because we’ve been there. For over 50 years we’ve been part of our clients’ most groundbreaking projects. In the past 10 years alone, we’ve launched more than 100 products, assessed over 20,000 technologies, interviewed in excess of 16,000 experts, and formed over 200 successful strategic partnerships.

A design thinking approach underlies all of our innovation work. We know design thinking improves the product development process and helps innovators develop solutions that have a more meaningful impact.

Why? Because the approach enables us – and our clients –  to start with the customer or end user, identify the challenges they face, and develop products and services that satisfy market needs. Design thinking allows us to look broadly for solutions – rather than looking narrowly through an existing frame of reference which leads to missed opportunities.

Our multidisciplinary team understands the innovation challenges facing organizations across industries—from consumer products and services to healthcare, water and sanitation, government, energy, and food and agriculture. We bring experience in fields including environmental science and sanitation, robotics, transportation, nanotechnology, aerospace, pharmaceutical sciences and biotechnology, and more.

Think of us an extension of your innovation team. We meet you at any stage of your innovation journey – from opportunity to impact.  And we work alongside you to build capacity, discover customer needs, identify emerging technologies and accelerate your best ideas to market.


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We’re here to help you embrace your most exciting opportunities and solve your toughest challenges.

Our Global Reach

When you work with us, you have access to the vast network and resources at RTI International (RTI), an independent research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Aa business operation of RTI, we bring to our clients support from international offices in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa and across the United States; project experience in over 140 countries; expertise in 250 disciplines; hundreds of industry specialists and researchers; and decades of combined experience.


Our Successes

We amplify your innovation impact – to improve your business outcomes and advance human achievement.


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