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YOUR INNOVATION PARTNER

We help corporate innovators grow their businesses by partnering with them from design to delivery, to create remarkable product innovations.

Who We’ve Worked With

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zippo
unilever
winnebago
smuckers
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similac
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viewray
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shell
kraft
sherwin-williams
scotts
rockwell-automation
sc-johnson
reynolds
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siemens
rug-doctor
purell
p-and-g
nestle
pfizer
owens-corning
philips
matco-tools
little-tikes
mckesson
jacuzzi
johnson-and-johnson
kellogs
hoover
kellogs
lubrizol
libbey
goodyear
abbott
alcoa
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avon
arm-and-hammer
axe
coca-cola
bissell
brookstone
energizer
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invacare
crest
fiskars
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IN THE NEWS

NS LISTED IN CLEVELAND MAGAZINE’S 30 GREAT CLEVELAND INVENTIONS & INNOVATORS

Like so many American innovators, Nottingham Spirk started in a garage. Well, a carriage house, but close enough. In 1972, Cleveland Institute of Art grads John Nottingham and John Spirk teamed up to offer a unique blend of customer-focused product design. Now, after nearly 50 years of smash hits like Little Tikes, the Crest Spinbrush, and Swiffer Sweep + Vac (along with a move into its spacious Innovation Center on the east side of Cleveland), the company is not slowing down. Nottingham and Spirk share their approach to innovation, how they turn patents into products, and what’s next.

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Our Services

  • New Product Development
  • Innovation GPS Workshop
  • Pathfinder
  • Private Equity Solutions
  • EY-NS Innovation Hub
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We build a multidisciplinary team that matches the demands of your project, to take it from ideation through product launch.

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Our innovation workshops are immersive ideation sessions that last two or three days, designed to solve business challenges in a short time-frame.

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Our Pathfinder™ program is a 3-month brand innovation process designed to analyze white space and uncover opportunities for growth.

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Our innovation-focused due diligence process rigorously uncovers opportunities for impactful market disruption.

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The multidisciplinary design center will help manufacturers revolutionize business models and thrive in rapidly changing business environments.

THE NOTTINGHAM SPIRK DIFFERENCE