The strategic objective is to initiate and coordinate a European-wide exchange of results, approaches and ideas on innovation excellence assessment by the setting up of a European Virtual Center for Innovation Excellence Assessment (VIVA) web portal. VIV A aims at creating a self-sustaining community and support the infrastructure for sharing the latest developments concerning the topic innovation excellence by bringing together the available critical mass of innovation competence experts in Europe. By fo stering networking between research, public institutions, associations and industry a perfect basis will be created for starting a harmonisation or even standardisation process for innovation excellence assessment. The nucleus for a clear and long-term vi sion of a European manufacturing industry will be discussed and defined. VIVA will emphasis on four main themes of innovation excellence which will be addressed by four interest groups (SIGs): 1. SIG 1: Management of innovation 2. SIG 2: Innovation cultur e 3. SIG 3: Assessment of innovation excellence 4. SIG 4: Innovation in clusters. The objectives of the proposed Coordination Action (CA) are: Co-ordination of initiatives assess and develop innovation excellence of SMEss - Knowledge exchange of differen t initiatives dealing with capability of innovation - Engage clusters participants to enhance exchange of knowledge and experience - Provision of a toolbox for innovation excellence - Paths and trends in innovation excellence for the mechatronics and manu facturer of high-tech equip-ment. A business model for the Virtual Center will be defined to guarantee the ongoing exchange of knowledge among the European stakeholders and the sustainability of the vision of an effective action plan for Europe in manufac turing technologies.
Field of science
- /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/innovation management
- FP6-NMP - Nanotechnologies and nanosciences, knowledge-based multifunctional materials and new production processes and devices: thematic priority 3 under the 'Focusing and integrating community research' of the 'Integrating and strengthening the European Research Area' specific programme 2002-2006.
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