CIMS represents a synergistic network that is greater than the sum of its parts. This network includes industry-leading companies, world-class researchers and scholars, and the nation’s top universities for science, engineering, entrepreneurship, and business. When the allied forces of CIMS join together, the product is a powerful web of connections and resources supporting a tremendous amount of knowledge. It is the core of what makes CIMS one the most dynamic and leading innovation management experts in the world.  As part of the CIMS network:

  • Member companies share best practices
  • Researchers collaborate on ideas, data and projects
  • The status of innovation management is elevated among potential funders and subject matter experts

Business: This network consists of members, many of whom are Fortune 100 companies or innovation pioneers.

Researchers: More than 120 researchers have lent their scholarship and skills to the network.

Universities: This network goes beyond N.C. State University, where CIMS is housed, and Lehigh University, where CIMS was founded, and embraces the expertise that comes from leading universities and colleges around the globe.