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beyond better bold brave beyond

Innovation made new

Xinova was established to build a global innovation network.

We innovate on behalf of our many customers in a variety of industries, ranging from leading multinational food-and-beverage and credit card companies to startups and regional Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs).

Xinova cultivates working relationships with innovators worldwide through its 10,000-strong global innovation network, representing more than 100 research institutes, universities, and companies.

Our name combines two different words for ‘new’, one from the East and one from the West. We’re a global company with clients worldwide that has developed a new, unique approach to innovation. Xinova is innovation made new.

In their own words:
Xinova worldwide

What's your biggest challenge?

Engage

Define

Innovate

Activate

What's your biggest challenge?

Our structured creativity approach brings a global innovation community together to seek successful solutions. To begin the process, we engage.

Engage

Xinova professionals engage with clients to fully understand their biggest challenges. They then collaborate on an approach for generating viable solutions via the Innovation Network.

Client

Establishes the collaborative relationship in which Xinova begins to learn about client business, needs, and goals.

Innovator

Joins the Xinova worldwide innovation network, gaining access to client challenges to begin solving, including collaborating with other members of the network.

Define

Xinova helps the client define their goals and translate them into innovation opportunities. A Request For Invention (RFI) is then published to the Xinova Innovation Network.

Client

Identifies the need for solution(s) to a business or technology challenge and shares it with Xinova.

Innovator

Gains the opportunity to consult, write RFIs and reports, and participate in co-invention sessions.

Innovate

From Co-invention Sessions with our Innovation Network to the development of prototypes, Xinova generates and refines forward-thinking solutions.

Client

Leverages Xinova expertise to evaluate inventions and decide on the solution that best aligns with their goals.

Innovator

Submits solution ideas for evaluation for specific client challenge. Can also be engaged to evaluate inventions.

Activate

Xinova conducts industry, technology, and competitive analyses to develop commercialization strategies that are best suited for each innovation.

Client

Implements selected solution and gains market value through commercialization.

Innovator

Inventions selected for commercialization result in payment to inventors. For non-selected ideas, the inventor retains sole ownership.

Xinova has more invention opportunities

Login or join our inventor community to view all current Requests for Invention (RFIs) and to access the full RFI document for each of these opportunities.

 

Snack Densification

Seeking inventions for the design of densely packaged snacks.

Kid’s Beverage Packaging

Seeking inventions that simplify the operating of beverage packaging for kids.

High Efficiency Reverse Osmosis

Seeking high water recovery, low energy approaches in reverse osmosis water treatment and retrieval applications.

Method for Processing Plant-Based Proteins

Seeking processes and methods for proteins derived from plants other than soy.

Carbohydrate Availability and Utilization Measurement

Seeking inventions to measure carbohydrate availability and utilization rates in order to provide athletes necessary information to positively impact their performance during training and competition.

Food Safety

Seeking new food safety technologies that are non-destructive, accurate, rapid, and minimize sampling errors.

Water Recovery from Dry Snack Manufacturing

Seeking inventions that enable the reuse of evaporated water captured from dry snack manufacturing. 

In-Line Sensors for Beverage Manufacturing

Seeking inventions that improve the ability of beverage producers to track beverage composition in-line during production.

Non-Ingredient Binding of Foods

Seeking technologies that enable the binding or agglomeration of food particles within a cereal bar or snack cluster.  

Building a Better PET Bottle

Seeking to improve PET plastic bottles and methods for their manufacture.  

 

Fountain Drink Subscription for Venues

Seeking inventions that facilitate the use of a subscription-type model to access fountain drinks in large venues.

Comfort Optimizing Home Energy Management Systems (HEMS)     

Seeking new artificial intelligence (AI) methods for maintaining or increasing user comfort, while increasing energy efficiency when compared to non-HEMS homes.

Fecal Sludge Dewatering

Seeking inventions that enable rapid dewatering of fecal sludge. 

Low Cost Snack Preparation Platform

Seeking inventions for a low cost snack preparation platform that can produce fast, ready-to-eat snacks for developing markets. 

Bottle Closure Sanitation

Seeking new inventions to ensure drinks remain safe, while reducing unnecessary water consumption during production and sanitation.

Processing Bio-Based Composite Films for Food Packaging

Seeking viable and commercial scale methods for the processing and conversion of bio-based composites.

In-Line Food Processing Sensors

Seeking in-line food processing sensors for select points in the processing of chips, extruded products, and carbonated beverages.

Flexible-to-Rigid Packaging

Seeking inventions that create new rigid packaging solutions formed from flexible materials.

Invent your future with Xinova

We believe PROBLEMS ARE A GOOD THING. Every day, our global network of innovators wakes up believing each problem is an opportunity to find a new solution or application. If that’s you too, we’d love to have you join us!

Global Community

  • Connect to a vibrant global community of innovators, offering support and invention collaboration opportunities
  • Explore new realms for invention with industry defined problems to be solved
  • Diverse challenges spanning multiple technology fields

Financial Reward

  • Receive competitive compensation for successful ideas, including: upfront payments and shared upside
  • Gain opportunities for technical development funding
  • Explore additional paid opportunities within network

 

Focus on Innovation

  • Ability to concentrate on research, development and the innovation process.
  • Xinova offers an efficient approach for all
    innovators, from pre-submission to innovation to prototype and beyond
  • Gain international exposure through our established networks

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Partner with Xinova

Our open innovation network model creates powerful synergies between inventor and client with a uniquely iterative, feedback-driven process that makes results more efficient and effective by identifying technical and commercial feasibility along the way. We partner with companies on development, refinement and commercialization to provide winning solutions that are valuable, scalable and practical to implement.

Our Worldwide Locations

USA

Xinova
311 ½ Occidental Ave S
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98104
USA
+1 (206) 800-2678

Japan

Xinova Japan GK
Yaesu Mitsui Building 6F
2-7-2 Yaesu, Chuo-ku
Tokyo 104-0028 Japan
+81-3-6478-6120
xinova.jp

China

Xinova Innovation (Beijing) Consultancy Co. Ltd.
No. 01-1108, B1185 Office
F10. No. 1 Bldg of No. 8 Yard
North Road of the Workers Stadium
Chaoyang District
Beijing, China

Singapore

Xinova Asia Pte Ltd.
150 Beach Road
#08-06/08 Gateway West 
189720 Singapore
+65 6408 5080

Korea

Xinova Korea Yuhan Hoesa
10th floor, Golfzone Tower
735, Yeongdong-daero Gangnam-gu 
Seoul 06072, Korea
xinova.co.kr

Australia

Xinova Australasia Pty Ltd.
Suite 1, Level 18
227 Elizabeth Street
Sydney NSW 2000 Australia
+61 2 8093 4850

India

Xinova India
Mynd Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Ground Floor No.4
Victoria Road
Bangalore, 560047, India
+91 080 43721272

Affiliate office in Israel, Helsinki & Vienna