Global firm BTS Group joins Cincinnati Innovation District

as corporate partner


Published on: February 2023

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN and SAN FRANCISCO, CA – BTS Group AB, a world-leading strategy implementation firm based out of Stockholm, Sweden, has joined the Cincinnati Innovation District as a corporate partner.

The company will locate its global innovation, digital transformation and ESG center within the University of Cincinnati 1819 Innovation Hub, the nerve center of the CID. Using this as a base, BTS plans to host clients for field immersions, coordinate learning programs for 1819 partners, and engage in interdisciplinary projects with faculty and students to advance the transformation efforts of their clients.

“At BTS, we believe that strategy and culture can be mutually reinforcing. Our partnership with the Cincinnati Innovation District furthers our capabilities to provide our clients with powerful leadership experiences to imagine the future of their business,” says Bhavik Modi, a director at BTS who will lead the partnership. “We look forward to showcasing the Cincinnati story globally and bringing our ‘big hearted and high performing’ culture to the community.”

BTS joins several Fortune 100 and 500 companies, including Kroger, Fifth Third Bank and Procter & Gamble, as corporate partners in the Cincinnati Innovation District.

“The Cincinnati Innovation District offers a wealth of new opportunities for BTS,” says Peter Mulford, Chief Innovation Officer at BTS. “This partnership not only expands our capacity to solve problems in new ways, it also gives our clients the opportunity to see innovation first hand, exploring the latest technology in an environment designed to spark new ideas and inspire transformation.”

The first innovation district in the state, the CID was announced in 2020 by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine as a partnership among the state of Ohio, JobsOhio, UC and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Powered by the University of Cincinnati, the CID is designed to accelerate the development of STEM talent, research, and jobs in the Greater Cincinnati area.

“As the nerve center of the CID, the 1819 Innovation Hub is a place where students, researchers and businesspeople collaborate on inspired solutions,” says Ryan Hays, UC Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation and Strategy Officer. “We are excited to have a progressive company like BTS contributing to the innovative culture we are creating here.”

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