SIGInnova Opens Application Period for Most Innovative Sourcing Products

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SIGInnova Innovation Forum to take place at the SIG Global Executive Summit in April

SIGInnova seeks to increase the corporate profits of companies through accelerated adoption of emerging products that substantially improve Source through Supply Chain performance.

SIGInnova (formerly SIG Innovation Accelerator) in conjunction with its partner, Sourcing Industry Group (SIG), announces the opening of applications for its third cohort of emerging products that are based on advanced technologies. SIGInnova’s mission is to help F1000 procurement leaders stay at the forefront of deploying new solutions that have the potential for extraordinary financial, supplier relations and risk management benefits. All categories of applicable products are encouraged to apply, and there is no application fee.

SIGInnova, working with members of its F500 Procurement Executives Leadership Council, will select four to five products to complement the seven products that were selected during this past year. Providers of these new products will present during SIG’s Global Executive Summit in April 2019 to procurement executives who have expressed a high level of interest in innovative Source through Supply Chain solutions. (Approximately fifty procurement executives participated in each of SIGInnova’s 2018 events.) Attendees will be engaged in advance of the April event to optimize their interaction with selected product providers, including initial considerations of the fit of these products within their enterprises.

Following the Global Executive Summit in April, SIGInnova will work with selected providers to help enable their access to SIG’s interested members, facilitate communications and accelerate the cycle for product refinement and potential sales.

SIGInnova was founded and is led by Barry Wiegler, who is also the founder and former CEO of Sourcing Industry Group. If you would like to discuss the potential fit of your product within SIGInnova, contact Barry Wiegler at or, to apply, visit Inquire at

About SIGInnova
SIGInnova seeks to increase the corporate profits of buy-side companies through accelerated adoption of emerging products that substantially improve Source through Supply Chain performance.

SIGInnova leverages the collective knowledge, ideas and purchasing power of procurement executives of Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies to conceive new products and improve, evaluate and implement emerging products while simultaneously helping providers efficiently design, develop, refine and capitalize on these products.

SIGInnova is driven by a Leadership Council, which is comprised of the procurement executives of major buy-side companies. The Leadership Council identifies areas of primary interest, determines criteria for identifying and reviewing emerging products, participates in evaluating products, provides a primary source of advice for product providers and works with SIGInnova’s management to build and refine the model.

SIGInnova is operated by Creatze, an innovation and product facilitation company in partnership with the Sourcing Industry Group (SIG). Creatze is led by Barry Wiegler.

About SIG
SIG, is a membership organization that provides thought leadership and networking opportunities to executives in sourcing, procurement and outsourcing from Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies and the advisors who serve them. SIG is widely known as a forum for sharing “next” practices and thought leadership through live networking events, virtual forums and a comprehensive online SIG resource center (SRC), which was developed by and for professionals in sourcing and outsourcing. The organization is unique in that it blends practitioners, service providers and advisory firms in a non-commercial environment. SIG is also the parent organization for SIG University, a one-of-a-kind certification and training program for professionals and executives seeking deep expertise in sourcing and governance for themselves or their teams, as well as Future of Sourcing, a digital publication which provides unrivaled content for the opinion-formers and decision-makers at the heart of the sourcing, outsourcing and procurement space.

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