RTI Innovation Advisors

Outpacing the Competition in Touchless Technologies

Through technology monitoring, we position fast-moving consumer goods companies to anticipate, identify and incorporate emerging technologies in their product development process.  Internal stakeholders use our insights to stay abreast of new developments in touchless technologies, smart vending, frictionless retail, autonomous and drone delivery, and artificial intelligence. Clients can identify potential solutions and partners that enable …

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Predicting and Responding to Consumer Trends with Foresight

When clients need to navigate rapid and unprecedented change, we advise on strategic decision making and long-range strategic planning.  Using strategic foresight, we help organizations improve strategic planning and address uncertainty.  Our approach provides insights into longer time horizons (typically five-10 years). This approach is effective when uncertainty is high, and organizations don’t know how …

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Increasing Value Through Technology Scouting | RTI Innovation Advisors

Since 1956, family-owned company VT Industries has been making commercial and residential doors and countertops. Historically, the company sourced the fireproof core for its commercial doors from an outside supplier. VT was unhappy with product quality and availability, however. The company wanted to explore the possibility of manufacturing its own fireproof door cores. VT Industries consulted with …

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Realizing the Promise of Advanced Analytics

A leading provider of supply chain data and analytics had spent significant resources on previous digital innovation efforts. Despite the investments, they had not seen the ‘promise of advanced analytics’ materialize. Our client brought us in to identify artificial intelligence projects that would create value, and to define the product development pipeline. Assessing Digital Readiness …

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Innovation With Digital Twin Technology

How could Penn State New Kensington (PSNK) create a model to help small Rustbelt communities thrive and compete in the digital age while encouraging economic revitalization and development? They came to us for insight and answers to the question. With its commitment to local and regional economic development, the University wanted to understand how Industry …

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Applying the Desirability-Feasibility-Viability Framework to Innovation

Our innovation work with food clients often focuses on how to formulate products to meet consumer preferences, tastes, or trends. Want to reduce sugar? Incorporate clean label ingredients? Use alternative proteins? Introduce natural colors? Or do you want to meet another consumer demand? Regardless of the goal, our clients share similar questions and challenges. How …

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