Early Birds Featured in “The Most Disruptive Companies

Earlybirds co-founders Kris Poria and Jeff Penrose

Forde, May 31, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — EarlyBirds, an Australian company that has developed a business-to-business (B2B) platform that offers early adopters, innovators and subject matter experts (SMEs) a way to meet and building partnerships to accelerate technology advancement and adoption, was featured by CIO Views magazine as one of the most disruptive companies for 2022. This is due to the open innovation ecosystem platform Early Birds which was introduced in 2019 and quickly gained a reputation as the most innovative platform. There has been an exponential increase in the number of organizations and innovators joining the platform, which currently has over 4 million innovators, over 600 early adopter organizations and over 100 SMEs. Its clients include Tier 1 public sector clients, Fortune 500 companies and leading ASX companies.

Kris Poria, CEO and Co-Founder of EarlyBirds, says, “As an Early Adopter organization, you are a leader or influencer in your organization who understands the value of innovation with a strong desire to identify new disruptive innovators to seize opportunities, solve challenges. or create new products and services. By working with EarlyBirds, you can solve challenges and seize opportunities using actionable innovation from startups, scale-ups and mature organizations.

EarlyBirds may be able to help a company become a self-learning organization with the aim of exploring disruptive solutions, business models and innovations; quickly resolve business and technical issues; and achieve continuous improvement for all business functions. Key features of the platform include a sophisticated search function that allows users to find innovators based on their name, maturity, capabilities, and geographic location. A full list of results is displayed for each search, with a summary provided for each innovator. Additional platform features include Innovation Project, Innovation Pipeline, and Innovation Maps.

Early Birds encourages the use of an open innovation map to accelerate the identification of disruptive innovative solutions for technical and business challenges within a specific business or technology theme. They create specific thematic maps or industry-based innovation maps that organizations can quickly use to determine potential innovators or industry capability insights. They share the framework of innovation maps in different themes with the world as open innovation maps. Their Innovation Map framework methodologies include SME specific work, AI/machine learning based themes, and other industry themes created by a number of organizations.

Open Innovation Maps offer many benefits, such as allowing Early Adopters to identify key solution areas. Innovators (startups, scaleups and matures) are also able to categorize themselves into all the appropriate categories so that early adopter organizations can be able to identify them for relevant solutions.

The innovation cards currently available are Cybersecurity and Net Zero. The Cybersecurity Innovation Map currently tracks over 90,000 organizations. Categories include: Endpoint Security, Network Security, Data Security, Monitoring and Security Requirements, GRC and Security by Design, Identity Access Management, Threat Intelligence, Cloud Security, Vulnerability Checking, and penetration testing, website security, security analytics, IoT security, accelerators; Investors; Research and Education; Government agencies; and other use cases.

The Net Zero Innovation Map currently tracks over 10,000 organizations and uses a strategy developed by the United Nations where technology topics are subdivided into subtopics and related themes by EarlyBirds. The unique Net Zero Innovation Map is dynamically populated with appropriate technologies drawn from over 4 million global early stage, scale and mature innovators for climate change adaptation and mitigation.

The EarlyBirds open innovation ecosystem has two key components. One of the components is the Explorer program which is designed to accelerate the process of technology innovation for the entire organization as a service. The Explorer program has a number of important features, including: quarterly or monthly innovation days; a designated SME for the company; regular webinars to help drive innovation in the organization; a Platform Enterprise License; and a focus on specific types of innovations. The other component is the Challenger program, which is designed for organizations that prefer to focus on one particular business challenge at a time. EarlyBirds also provides the Edzility framework which can help companies in their continuous improvement programs so that they have better organizational agility and competitive advantage.

Those interested in learning more about EarlyBirds and how they can help companies adopt and launch innovative technologies can visit the EarlyBirds website at


For more information about EarlyBirds, contact the company here:

Mr. Kris Poria and Mr. Jeff Penrose
+61 401 287 060
[email protected]