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Nottingham Spirk design consulting ensures innovative products get to market

95% of Nottingham Spirk’s innovations are commercialized, compared to a 5% industry average.

The Business Innovation Firm™

For over 47 years, Nottingham Spirk’s innovation consulting and product design has developed hundreds of patented products that have generated over $50 billion in sales for industry leading businesses and fast-growth entrepreneurial firms.

Our business innovation and product design firm offers a full-service vertical innovation process, from research to product design to prototyping to consumer testing. All development is conducted at our historic 60,000 square foot Innovation Center, ensuring efficiency, confidentiality and intellectual property protection.

How Innovation Consulting Works

Learn about our Return on Innovation™ guarantee in this video.


Find out what our innovation and design consulting client partners say about working with Nottingham Spirk.


Biomimicry: The Future of Innovation

Biomimicry: The Future of Innovation

Northeast Ohio has long been known as a center for medtech innovation. But there’s another sector in which Greater Cleveland is even more dominant, though this is less well known, even locally: biomimicry, the practice of looking to nature for inspiration for design,...

John Nottingham at TEDxAsburyPark

John Nottingham at TEDxAsburyPark

"I'd like to have you remember the last time you saw something that made you say the word 'Wow.'" So begins John Nottingham's TEDxAsbury Park talk, Getting to Wow, on the Paramount Theater stage in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Watch John's full presentation...
Innovation is an “Infinite Game”

Innovation is an “Infinite Game”

This article first appeared in Smart Business, May 2019. Reprinted with permission. by Bill Nottingham Swimmers Michael Phelps and Chad le Clos appeared in one of the most memorable images from the 2016 Olympics. The photo (above) is from the 200 meter butterfly race,...


Find out what our innovation and design consulting client partners say about working with Nottingham Spirk.


“Working with Nottingham Spirk changed our business and my career. It is because of them that I’m where I am today. They helped change the culture within our company. They got us to think about the structure of the product differently.”

Adam Chafe

Vice President of Marketing, Sherwin-Williams

Huntingdon Telemed

“Nottingham Spirk was very easy to work with. They could take our ideas and expand on them and that was incredibly helpful. We had a vision, but Nottingham Spirk had the skill set to bring it to life.”

Christy Sendra

Director of Operations, Huntingdon Telemed


“The breadth of experience across multiple industries combined with highly intelligent team members under strong, engaged leadership separates NS from others in this space.”

Roy Keating

Vice President of Marketing, MTD Products

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