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NineSigma, the leading innovation partner to companies worldwide, recently hosted its fourth Innovation Leadership Summit, where the power of unexpected connections to fuel business growth was the central theme. From PepsiCo, which is converting orange peels into biofuels, to General Electric, which is transforming its factories and taking new approaches to 3D printing, to Eaton Corporation, whose microgrids enable military bases to use energy efficiently, the message was clear: Innovative companies expect, seek out and embrace the unexpected.
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Originally published May 29, 2014.