The Challenge.  No Time to Look.  Enterprises that have right-sized and optimized for “Lean” have very little time to look -- or think -- outside the box.  If the urgent inside to-do list is never completed, it’s hard to be looking, out there.

Too Much to See.  There is an endless flow of innovations reaching the pivot point where idea becomes product.  At that point there might be 15 to 20 early stage companies competing to win the space, and hundreds of adjacent suppliers of enabling technologies and ingredients. 

You Can’t Be Reached.  You can’t take inbound calls from the hundreds of potential innovative suppliers.  But being protected means the one innovator with the solution you need is also locked out.

Too Long to Decide.   Deploying a new thing or method almost always requires buy-in, and real work, from multiple departments.  Just getting eyeballs on the problem is challenge.

Our Solution. We only bring you what you want to see. Emerging Tech Accelerator changes all that with a streamlined, smart method to capture and condense the wisdom of your team (or your industry) at the front end.  This minimizes the discovery-to-deployment timeline, trimming what typically takes months or years into weeks.

The Result. Actionable solutions. A completed technology solution search to address needed operational improvements that satisfies cross-departmental priorities – all within a matter of weeks.

We provide:

  • Facilitated group issue prioritization if needed
  • A compiled list of suppliers that address issues identified
  • Virtual team consensus building tools to encourage dialog and discussion
  • Facilitated solution supplier selection
  • Web events showcasing well-prepared, team-rated suppliers of market-ready innovations

Unique advantages include:

  • Ability to accommodate worldwide team and supplier participation
  • Minimal time investment needed (under 10 hours for team participants)
  • Access to our database of thousands of emerging technology suppliers
  • Finding solutions you would never have known about
  • No travel required
  • No vendor bias or sales pressure
  • Solutions tailored for associations and trade groups or individual enterprises

 

  • AIMG
  • Apex Industies
  • ApRecs
  • Armstrong World Industries
  • Aryzta
  • Ashers Chocolates
  • Association for Advancing Automation
  • Asta Ltd.
  • aXatronics
  • Axis, Inc.
  • Bartush Schnitzius Foods Co.
  • Birds Eye Foods
  • Boardman Foods, Inc.
  • Boise Cascade
  • Bolthouse Farms
  • Brooks Manufacuring
  • Buoy Beer Company
  • Burger Maker
  • Business Oregon
  • Butterball
  • California Dairies
  • Campbell Soup
  • Caremoli-USA
  • Cargill
  • Cavendish Farms
  • CDM Smith
  • Cemco
  • Center for Innovative Food Technology
  • CFP Wood
  • CIFT
  • Cindus Corp.
  • City of Grants Pass
  • Clark Public Utilities
  • Collins Pine
  • Columbia Colstor
  • Columbia Steep Casting Co
  • Commercial Creamery
  • ConAgra Foods
  • Craft Brew Alliance
  • D&H Industries
  • Daisy Brand
  • Dakota Growers Pasta Company
  • Darigold Inc
  • Davisco Foods
  • Dawn Food Products
  • Dayton Industries
  • Del Monte Foods
  • Delta Corrugated Paper Products
  • Dewafelbakkers
  • Diamond Foods
  • Diana Naturals, Inc.
  • Die Cut Technologies
  • Dietz and Watson
  • Dole
  • Donahue Industries
  • Dubuque Stamping
  • DVIRC
  • EAEC
  • Eco Building Products, Inc
  • Economic Development Administration (EDA)
  • Energy Trust of Oregon
  • Enfield Farms
  • European American Enterprise Council
  • Ever Fresh Fruit Co
  • F&S Produce Co, Inc.
  • FiberMark, Inc.
  • Fresco
  • Fresh Cut Produce
  • Fresh n' Local Foods
  • Fresh Venture Foods, LLC
  • Frito-Lay
  • Garrett Packaging Systems
  • General Electric
  • General Mills
  • Genesee Packaging Inc
  • GlassCraft Door Co.
  • Glen Lewis Group, LLC; UC Davis
  • Great Lakes Cheese
  • Green Bay Packaging
  • Hermiston Foods LLC
  • Impact Washington
  • Inland Empire Paper Co
  • IPS Packaging
  • JD Irving
  • J R Simplot Company
  • JOhn Morrell Food Group
  • Joseph Gallo Farms
  • Kabobs, Inc.
  • Kellogg
  • Kerr Concentrates
  • Lamb Weston
  • LiDestri Foods
  • Little Rapids Corp
  • LYCO Manufacturing
  • Maid-Rite Specialty Foods
  • Maryland MEP
  • McCain Foods USA, Inc.
  • Medline ReNewal
  • Mitchell Lewis & Staver
  • Morasch Meats
  • Morris Export Services
  • Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee
  • National Beef
  • National Food
  • National Frozen Foods Corp
  • National Manufacturing
  • Nebraska MEP
  • NEEA
  • Nestle
  • Nestle Dreyers Ice Cream
  • Nestle Purina PetCare
  • NIST
  • Norpac Foods, Inc
  • Northwest Packing Co.
  • Nutriom LLC
  • NWPCA
  • NW Pennsylvania Industry Resource Center
  • NYC ITAC
  • OMEP
  • Oregon Department of Energy
  • Oregon Freeze Dry, Inc. 
  • Oregon Fruit Products
  • Oregon State University
  • P&G
  • Pepsico
  • Perdue Farms
  • Permacold Engineering
  • PGE
  • Pierce Fittings
  • Printpack
  • Puget Sound Energy
  • Purdue University - Manufacturing Extension Partnership
  • Quincy Foods LLC
  • R Saperstein LLC
  • R&D Tax Savers
  • Rethink Robotics
  • Rich Products Corporation
  • Rogue Community College
  • Roseburg Forest Products
  • Sacramento Container
  • Santa Monica Seafood
  • Sargento Foods
  • Scenic Fruit Company
  • Seneca Sawmills
  • SGSC 
  • Shaw Industries
  • Shearers Food
  • Smithfield Farmland Corp
  • Snyder Lance
  • Soiltest
  • Standard Bag Company
  • Star Kay White, Inc.
  • Sunshine Dairy Foods
  • Sweet Street Desserts
  • Taylor Farms
  • Technical Equipment Sales
  • TechSolve
  • Teeny Foods Corp
  • Tillamook County Creamery Association
  • Tolko Industries Ltd
  • Tree Top, Inc.
  • Trident Seafoods
  • Truitt Bros., Inc.
  • Tyson Foods, Inc.
  • Universal Forest Products
  • VaCom Technologies, Inc.
  • Warne Scope Mounts
  • West Linn Paper Co
  • WestFraser
  • Weyerhaeuser
  • Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company
  • WMEP
  • WSU Extension Energy Program