For Innovators

Maximize your potential by joining our global network.
Sign In  ●  Create Account

For Companies

Drive growth through innovation.
Learn more

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’.

Find Out More

Innovation Opportunities

Seeking innovative solutions for:

The brightest minds generating–and testing–the best ideas

The Xinova Request for Invention (RFI) has helped leading companies around the world and across many industries amplify their ability to innovate in order to grow their business and improve core processes. It comes down to the brightest minds generating–and testing–the best ideas. The RFI is designed to till the innovation pipeline with viable solutions to hard problems. But it doesn’t stop there. Xinova absorbs innovation risk across the network by testing and prototyping them at fractional cost to a traditional R&D department. And, ultimately, we help companies co-develop and commercialize only those solutions that will deliver the greatest ROI. All of that, while providing patent protection for game-changing ideas. Our cutting-edge innovation and patent development process has produced over 5,000 inventions across more than 400 technical challenges.   

The RFI signifies a quantum leap beyond crowd-sourced open innovation. The Xinova RFI process skips the crowd and accesses the VIP suite of innovation, where the brightest minds generate the freshest, most disruptive solutions. And from there, the Xinova innovator network can propel and unblock the innovation project through critical phases such as prototyping, venture design and talent recruitment. 

Our Process 

Develop the critical technical advancements to support your business with patent protection. Working in close collaboration with our clients, Xinova’s team: 

  1. Defines, analyzes and frames the innovation challenge within its surrounding opportunity space 
  2. Identifies key technical challenges requiring solutions, and provides comprehensive specifications to focus invention 
  3. Engages our global network of inventors to develop a diverse set of possible technical solutions  and based on our Rapid Innovation Session process.
  4. Analyzes these possible solutions for technical and commercial feasibility and viability and recommends only inventions with the best potential for patenting, development, and possible commercialization  

Our clients participate throughout the process to guide the invention process to focus on practical solutions that drive their next generation of products, features and improvements.  The process typically takes four to six months with key milestones every two months.

The RFI is designed to help companies fill gaps in expertise and amplify their own ability to innovate. This is partly a question of focusing the brightest minds onto industry’s greatest challenges. But it’s also a matter of solid communication practices and project management skills that ensure project transitions are smooth and handoffs are not fumbled. 


Timeline and resources

Duration: ~12 weeks

Resources: 3 Innovators + Team Facilitator

Additional Options:

  • Up to 2 additional Innovators
  • Additional Solution Reports
  • Prototype development of one or more solutions 
    (+4-6 weeks additional time)

Outcome: 10 presented concepts, 3 selected solution reports

How can you generate brilliant ideas and launch commercially viable solutions?

Connect with Xinova

Let’s work together to create the future.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Our Worldwide Locations


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


Xinova Japan GK
Yaesu Mitsui Building 6F
2-7-2 Yaesu, Chuo-ku
Tokyo 104-0028 Japan


Xinova Innovation (Beijing) Consultancy Co. Ltd.
Room 2494, Level 24, Tower 3
China Central Place
77 Jianguo Road
Chaoyang District
Beijing, 100025 China


Xinova Asia Pte Ltd.
331 North Bridge Road
#22-01, Odeon Towers
Singapore 188720
+65 6408 5080


Xinova Korea
10th floor, Golfzone Tower
735, Yeongdong-daero
Seoul 06072, Korea
+82 2 6952 8840


Xinova Australasia Pty Ltd.
223 Liverpool St
Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
+61 2 8093 4850


Xinova India
Suite No 208, 2nd Floor
Survey No 414
PSR Complex
Govinda Reddy (GR) Layout
Bannerghatta Road
Karnataka, 560076, India


Xinova Finland
Erottajankatu 5 A 4
FI-00130 Helsinki

Affiliate offices in Tel Aviv & Vienna