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Posted Date: 1/9/2013

Elmer's Enters Open Innovation Incentive Program

Ohio-based Elmer's Products, Inc., an industry leader in adhesives, arts and crafts, office, educational and DIY products, announced plans to work with NineSigma, Inc. under the new Ohio Third Frontier Open Innovation Incentive (OII) Program.

In August of 2012, NineSigma was selected by the State of Ohio to help middle market companies, with revenues between $10 million and $1 billion, accelerate their adoption of open innovation to drive growth. The Ohio Third Frontier OII was established to foster collaborative innovation that will lead to job creation and build competitive advantage for Ohio on a national and global level.

Elmer's Products has been a trusted brand and industry leader for more than 65 years. The company produces a range of products that are designed to provide project solutions and encourage people to create, build and learn throughout their lives. Elmer's Glue-All, Instant Krazy Glue, and X-ACTO are just some of its well-known consumer products.

Through the Open Innovation Incentive, NineSigma is working closely with middle market solution seekers to complement their internal R&D capabilities and create custom external networks of innovation providers with viable solutions, filtering responses for their quality and fit. The State is assisting these solution seekers by funding a portion of the transactional costs of engaging an open innovation company.

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