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Looking for ideas in all the right places

New corporation offers entrepreneurs an avenue to turn innovative ideas, new technologies and leading-edge products into a reality.


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October 2, 2013

Got a great idea and an aversion to being on national television? Uponor Innovations is looking for ideas to back with its resources.
Got a great idea and an aversion to being on national television? Uponor Innovations is looking for ideas to back with its resources.

Uponor, Inc. has launched Uponor Innovations LLC — a wholly-owned subsidiary and corporate enterprise designed to identify emerging markets and create game-changing products. “We are very fortunate to work with very talented and creative people at Uponor,” said Bill Gray, president of Uponor North America. “But, we have to recognize that no single company has a monopoly on good ideas. Uponor Innovations is one way we can connect with others externally and help turn their good ideas into a reality.” Anyone from entrepreneurs to startups, business owners, management teams, investors and funds can submit an executive summary of their ideas. Uponor is open to exploring ideas that may or may not build on its existing product profile and business model. “Someone may have a good idea, but lack the resources to gain any traction or success,” says Gray. “That’s where Uponor can help. We have a successful and established infrastructure to help introduce ideas, products, processes and technology to our industry.” This infrastructure includes staff, funding, manufacturing, marketing, sales, technical support and a national distribution network. Uponor Innovations’ approach will be to pursue involvement through existing Uponor assets and resources.


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