open innovation for university, companies, investors, government agencies

Innovation through university and startup partnerships 

The Pardon the Disruption process builds an actionable network of available university and startup innovation assets to address the challenge and interest areas of leading companies and investors

Rapidly Build a Partnership Pipeline

Quickly build a pipeline of new ideas, solution-providers, and innovation partners at research institutions and startups 

Check Against Alternative Approaches

Unbiased check of internal challenge outcomes and innovation investments against alternative approaches and solutions


Optimize the Innovation Discovery Period

More resources---time and money---reserved for in-depth investigation and action related to identified solutions 

Our approach is unique to alternatives. 

The process is relationship-driven.

We believe that mapping relationships through a query is only as good as the filter or the latest update. Yes, we use these tools and past experience as a backdrop, but real people, not search engines or passive challenges, make better things happen faster. 

We work with people that we actually know.

We believe that partnerships are built by people, so we base our process on relationships. Our process works in tandem with the professionals on the ground who have real-time knowledge and are ultimately responsible in formalizing partnerships. 

We identify multiple types of innovation assets.

Depending on the partnership interests, we can target the Three Ts of Talent, Training, and Technology to lead to mutual beneficial university-industry-investor relationships. We take a holistic view and bring innovation assets to the surface that can assist innovation needs both near- and long-term.

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Are you a company or investor with an innovation interest or challenge?

Are you a research institution or startup seeking new industry and investment partners?

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open innovation for university, companies, investors, government agencies