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Creating a Positive Impact on Society Through Open Innovation

The Open Innovation Council (OI Council) is a community of technology and industry experts, sharing expertise and innovative ideas to address technical challenges that businesses face. It is an “insight intersection” that leads to making open innovation a reality.

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You can access surveys from leading companies

If they sound familiar, OI Council is the place to be

I'm curious about new technologies and how they can be applied

I want to make my knowledge more useful to the world

I'm interested in sharing ideas with other industry or technology experts


We are looking for...

Experts especially with PhD or more than three years of experience in science and technology-related fields

Topics of discussion in the industries of...

Chemicals/Materials, Automotive, Electronics, Machinery, Environment, Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare, Food, etc.


The Four Benefits of Being a Member

  1. Keep up to date with the latest advances in technology
  2. Leverage your expertise and contribute to open innovation
  3. Interact with other Expert Members worldwide
  4. Gain a sense of validation by having your responses evaluated

About Our Community

28Expert industries

20KNumber of members

157Countries from

Companies members belong to

  • 3M
  • Adidas
  • Apple
  • Amazon
  • Boeing
  • Bosch
  • Coca Cola
  • Dyson
  • FedEx
  • General Electric
  • General Motors
  • Goodle
  • Honeywell
  • Huawei
  • IBM
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Kraft Heinz
  • L'Oreal
  • Microsoft
  • Nestle
  • Phillips
  • Salesforce
  • Samsung
  • Tesla
  • Uber
  • Unilever
  • Volvo
  • Walmart

Join our community today!


Community Dedicated to Open Innovation

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Through short surveys, members can advise more than 850 of the world's top companies on their prototypes, business ideas, or challenges. Surveys are also an opportunity to learn about the technologies that will shape the future, and members' expertise will play a role in developing new products for businesses and innovations that will change society. Members also receive OIC points that can be redeemed for gift certificates.
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Community as an “Insight Intersection”
OIC is a community where experts in various industries and technologies participate. Through the articles posted and the interactions between members, it becomes a place where members can meet people outside of their network and learn from each other's knowledge. Through surveys, members can learn about the latest technology challenges that companies face, and solution ideas from different perspectives provided by other experts.

Our Simple Steps

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    Step 1: Click the 'Become a Member' button

    Click the “Become a Member” button

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    Step 2: Register your profile on the member site

    Register your profile on the member site

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    Step 3: Receive survey notifications

    Receive survey notifications

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    Step 4: Answer surveys on the OI Council website

    Answer surveys on the OI Council website

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    Step 5: Receive OIC Points and exchange for gift certificates

    Receive OIC Points and exchange for gift certificates

Join our community today!


Who We Are

  • NineSigma solves scientific, technical and sustainability challenges by building and repeating successful innovation experiences for clients, accelerate their business pipeline and enhance their contributions to solving global societal issues.
  • A Global leader in innovation with over 20 years of experience.
  • Passionate team that enables others to explore new scientific, technology and commercial space, build new ecosystems of partners, and discover new business opportunities.
Who We Are motif

Real Stories from Our Members


Kevin Cyr M.D.

Stanford University / Physician and Bioengineer

United States

"The OI Council provides a great technical perspective and I always look forward to attending!"
“Open Innovation Council (OI Council) brings leading experts from multiple fields together to provide advice and insight on leading problems.The NineSigma platform provides incredible perspective on a vast array of new technologies and products and I always look forward to participating!”

Funda Akalin

Automotive / Strategic Planning Manager, Chemical Engineer


"OI Council is a great win-win platform to bring together qualified experts with product developers"
“OI Council offers an innovation solution by bringing together high qualified experts with product developers via the ecosystem. Experts gain insight into the new topics and products being studied at an early stage, while product developers can seek advice on creative solutions from from all over the world. A great win-win platform for everyone!”


Biotechnology / Research Scientist

United States

"The surveys are informative and the research questions state-of-the art."
It has been very rewarding to share my experiences in the field with other departments and/or companies. The surveys I have received were often informative and the research questions state-of-the art. I would however like to receive more feedback or additional questions to help out more, for example with specific tools or questions.


We welcome experts in science and technology-related fields, especially PhDs and those with more than three years of business or research experience. The survey topics cover a wide range of fields, including Chemicals/Materials, Automotive, Electronics, Machinery, Environment, Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare, Food, etc. This diversity allows individuals from any company or organization in any industry to leverage their past and present work experience and knowledge. Upon registration, the OI Council will conduct a brief screening and identity verification. Please note that registration may be declined if it is deemed difficult to match you to a survey.

It depends on your expertise and the topics of our surveys.  In general, we always have a variety of themes and topics for our surveys.  You may receive survey notifications as often as three times a week.  If you do not receive surveys often, you can edit your Expertise Tag, which is used to match you to surveys.  Expertise Tags can also be based on your previous jobs and academic background.

Rewards for surveys and follow-ups (additional text-based communication after surveys) are given as OIC points.  The OIC points can be exchanged for a variety of gift certificates depending on your country of residence.

The Ol Council cannot be responsible for the confidential information of the member’s company. Please respond only with content that does not contain your company’s confidential information. If you cannot respond with only publicly available information, please do not participate in the survey.

The regulations and rules of external activity are different for each company. We leave it to your judgment according to the rules of your affiliated company.


Creating a Positive Impact on Society Through Open Innovation

Become a Member