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Nottingham Spirk & Austen BioInnovation Institute Announce Commercialization Partnership

By Nottingham Spirk, April 22, 2014

CLEVELAND (April 21, 2014) – Leaders of the Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron (ABIA) and Nottingham Spirk, a national innovation firm based in Cleveland, Ohio, announced today a strategic partnership to accelerate innovation and commercialization of biomedical devices and products.  The partnership joins two of Northeast Ohio’s most prominent centers of innovation and creates Read more »

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Commentary: Relentless Innovation in 2014

By Nottingham Spirk, April 10, 2014

In this month’s issue of Inc., Steve Blank spoke to the graduating class of ESADE business school in Barcelona, Spain, about the future of entrepreneurship and innovation. In several ways, he really captured the elevated importance of innovation in an ever-changing business environment. We’ve seen the profile of innovation within companies elevate. Where we Read more »

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Intel’s Empowering Innovators Film Series

By Bill, March 25, 2014

Intel teamed up with Vimeo to develop a film series called Empowering Innovators. The series explores the ways in which Intel technology plays a vital role in creative, cultural, and physical endeavors. Nottingham Spirk is profiled as a company that pushes the limits and creates disruptive innovations while embracing Read more »

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Associate Spotlight: Nick

By Tatiana Zadony, March 14, 2014

Under the Innovation Center’s roof is a bevy of talented employees. Some are outdoor adventurers and some are musicians. We have dedicated parents and car enthusiasts. Vegans and hunters, dreamers and pragmatists. Every few months we will feature an employee in the Employee Spotlight section to give you a small glimpse into the daily lives of Read more »

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Zurn: Modern & Sleek Sensor Faucet

By Tatiana Zadony, March 13, 2014

Zurn tasked Nottingham Spirk to create a visually modern sensor faucet that would elevate Zurn’s product portfolio above other commercial brands. We used our  Vertical Innovation™ process to deliver that solution by understandings and solving unmet needs of the user.

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We started with extensive research to immerse ourselves into the sensor faucet category. By conducting interviews Read more »

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John Spirk: We Have to See the Invisible and do the Impossible

By Tatiana Zadony, February 28, 2014

In a few weeks, John Spirk, along with 300+ innovators, executives, and elected officials, will take the stage at the Reinventing America Summit, Forbes’ inaugural event designed to “bring together leaders of the next industrial revolution for a non-partisan discussion about the role of heartland innovation in the U.S. economy’s recovery.”

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Nottingham Spirk: The Invention Machine

By Bill, February 12, 2014

Excerpt from Forbes article: “The closest thing in America to Thomas Edison’s New Jersey laboratory is a decommissioned Christian Science church in Cleveland. It’s here that John Nottingham, John Spirk and their team of 70 inventors, tinkerers and support staff have cooked up the Swiffer SweeperVac, Spinbrush, Dirt Devil vacuum Read more »

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Associate Spotlight: Carolyn

By Tatiana Zadony, January 29, 2014

Under the Innovation Center’s roof is a bevy of talented employees. Some are outdoor adventurers and some are musicians. We have dedicated parents and car enthusiasts. Vegans and hunters, dreamers and pragmatists. Every few months we will feature an employee in the Employee Spotlight section to give you a small glimpse into the daily Read more »

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Create a Culture of Innovation

By Tatiana Zadony, January 13, 2014

At the core of Nottingham Spirk’s business is a culture rooted in innovation. After 42 years in business, countless product launches, and nearly a thousand patents, John Nottingham and John Spirk’s expertise on this topic has been captured in “Quick and Nimble: Lessons From Leading CEOs On How To Create A Culture Of Read more »

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A New Years Greeting from Nottingham Spirk

By Nottingham Spirk, December 30, 2013

Capitalizing on Core Strengths 

As we approach the New Year we are thankful for the many stakeholders who have made this a successful year for Nottingham Spirk – Our associates who worked tirelessly to produce impressive results, our clients partners whose dedication to innovation helps foster ongoing creativity, and our Strategic Partners who Read more »

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