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 fill 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.
Develop the critical technical advancements to support your business with patent protection. Working in close collaboration with our clients, Xinova’s team:
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.
Duration: ~12 weeks
Resources: 3 Innovators + Team Facilitator
Outcome: 10 presented concepts, 3 selected solution reports
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