Radiant HVAC company Uponor Inc. has started a new subsidiary — Uponor Innovations — to target emerging markets and products.

 “We are very fortunate to work with very talented and creative people at Uponor,” says Bill Gray, president of Uponor North America. “But, we have to recognize that no single company has a monopoly on good ideas. Uponor Innovations is one way we can connect with others externally and help turn their good ideas into a reality.”

Anyone can submit an executive summary of their ideas at www.uponorinnovations.com for consideration.

“Someone may have a good idea, but lack the resources to gain any traction or success,” Gray said. “That’s where Uponor can help. We have a successful and established infrastructure to help introduce ideas, products, processes and technology to our industry.”

Ideas and products not currently part of the company’s market will be considered, he added.

“The entrepreneurial spirit is a core part of our culture at Uponor; it’s in our DNA,” Grays says. “We’re very excited about this new venture where we can all capitalize on better ideas and solutions to revolutionize our industry.”