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Introducing SousZen

See how Xinova partners with PepsiCo and Innit to launch the new Seattle restaurant tech startup, SousZen, that aims to digitize ‘back of house’.

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Aligning the pillars of innovation


I’ve been working for Xinova in its previous incarnations for seven years and it’s really given me some great opportunities to work in pure innovation, which I would not have been able to do any other way.”

– Ben Millar, Xinova Innovator


In 2018, Xinova turned the idea of innovation around on ourselves. First, we overhauled our innovator contracts to truly reflect our mission of shared-upside for co-innovation projects. Then, we expanded the concept of the RFI to the RFx, including requests for application, technology, solutions… We even moved beyond the RFI model to develop a suite of new offerings under the heading of Innovation Banking. All the while, we’ve been re-inventing Xinova into a platform-enabled market network. It’s been challenging, and deeply rewarding.

Our mission has never been so focused and your place on that mission has never been clearer. Every successful project within an innovation market network requires a confluence of talent (you), demand (a buyer), technology (yours and others), and capital (funds, and perhaps time). We are aligning those four pillars of innovation in order to de-risk and unblock it.

You have the gift of innovation. To better share that gift with the world, the Xinova platform was re-written from the ground up, replacing over a million lines of code with barely 50,000. It was a testament to our team’s thoughtful design approach, which included nearly 100 interviews with network members. With the platform, Xinova’s foundation is re-architected as a product company. Our scope of offerings within the innovation space will consequently expand, with each product supported by a range of technologies and people.  It’s a gift of innovation that will keep on giving. Happy holidays.


Featured Innovators:

Ben Millar 

Innovation is an adventure

While learning about (a new problem), you look for places you can implement the principles and techniques and designs you know from other fields in any way you can, in any combination. There’s always something that can be done.”

– Ben Millar, Xinova Innovator


Dan Belliveau, Founder and CEO, The Coffee Cherry Company

Does being an innovation company today mean you’re also a design company? An expansive discussion on the topic occurred recently on the Xinova Slack board. It’s an insight into the kind of thinking that guides our constant development. Enjoy! published in December


The women in tech show with Maggie Ng

Industry requires innovation. Industries realize if they don’t innovate, they will die.” 

Maggie Ng, Vice President at Xinova


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Xinova updates


Focus and clarity – the theme of 2018 for Xinova

2019 will see significantly more “demand” in the form of more opportunities, more RFIs, more RFT, more RFS, and more more.”

-EOY statement from Brad Roberts, Global Head of Network Platform



Innovation and design

Does being an innovation company today mean you’re also a design company? An expansive discussion on the topic occurred recently on the Xinova Slack board. It’s an insight into the kind of thinking that guides our constant development. Enjoy! published in December

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Xinova on Vietnam National TV

Vietnam National TV (VTV 1) broadcast a segment on Xinova’s signing ceremony with the Viet Nam Minister of Science and Technology in Ha Noi. The segment, beginning at 16:15, includes an interview with Chairman Kim, and while the interview was conducted in English, the segment was dubbed with Vietnamese for the local audience. published in December

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Featured RFI

Slimmer, Stronger Snack Packs        

Submit your ideas before Jan. 12 for trimming down snack packaging while making it more resistant to punctures. published in December



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