Partner with IBM Research
At IBM Research, our scientists work closely with clients to develop innovative solutions to solve their toughest challenges. Explore some of the ways we collaborate with clients to change the way the world works.

I want to be inspired by the art of the possible

THINK Discovery is a 1 – 2 day immersive engagement to explore emerging market and technology trends, brainstorm the best business and technology responses and select and prioritize options with the biggest impact on a client’s business and industry. [THINK DISCOVERY LEGAL AGREEMENT]

I want to see the idea in action

THINK Prototype is a 4 week interactive engagement in our living lab to crystallize and catalyze tangible ideas and further define innovation opportunities with greater depth and clarity. [THINK PROTOTYPE LEGAL AGREEMENT]

I want to convert ideas to reality and test their value

THINK Pilot is a 3 – 6 month out-come driven engagement to develop a roadmap, introduce the first market invention and deliver new services to target segments through rapid prototyping and co-invention. [THINK PILOT LEGAL AGREEMENT]

Domains of Expertise

First-of-a-Kind (FOAK)

augmented reality shopping mobile application

The IBM First-of-a-Kind (FOAK) program brings together IBM researchers and clients to test new technologies on business problems and growth opportunities.