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Development of a Toolkit to Promote Methodological Guidelines in Technology Management and its Dissemination in European Companies

Objective

Building a Methodological Guidelines toolkit, and making it accessible to SMEs, for the use both by newcomers as well as by existing practitioners in the field of Technology management. The toolkit will be the result of the exchange of knowledge and experiences in this field coming from relevant European experts and from actual practice by a group of selected European SMEs.

The content of the toolkit developed in the project will be made up of two modules:
Module 1: a set of 12 case-studies where the Technology Management best practices can be understood from the business point of view, and where its benefits, costs, strengths and weaknesses can be practically demonstrated.
Module 2: a description and analysis of Technology Management best practices which are already developed and tested in the real business world.
It will show the use of the most relevant best practices, up to 15, covering the whole field of Technology Management, primarily from the following areas:
Technological Strategy
New Product Development
Technology Transfer
Technology Assessment
It will be implemented in a multimedia platform, available either as an Internet World Wide Web (WWW) site or as a CD-ROM. In both cases emphasis would be placed on using hypertext to enable high levels of interactivity.
The dissemination programme, to be organized around the toolkit itself, will be a mean of spreading and introducing the Technology Management culture into European companies. The programme will be divided in two major parts:
3 Pilot workshops with SMEs and SME intermediary organizations in Spain, Germany and UK.
Presentations and awareness campaigns targeted to organizations in charge of SME business development in the rest of the EU.

Coordinator

Fundación COTEC
Address
C/. Marqués De Urquijo, 26-I° C/i
28008 Madrid
Spain

Participants (4)

IRIM - University of KIEL
Germany
Address
Olshausenstrasse 40
24098 Kiel
MANCHESTER BUSINESS SCHOOL
United Kingdom
Address
The University Of Manchester, Booth Street West
M15 6PB Manchester
SOCINTEC S.A.
Spain
Address
C/. Mayor, 10 -6°
48930 Las Arenas (Bizkaia)
UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON
United Kingdom
Address
Falmer Friston House
BN1 9PH Brighton