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Innovation management using appropriate tools and measurements for smes (IMPETUS)

Objective

The objective of the IMPETUS project is to provide pragmatic, low-cost and SME specific methods and tools to generate and assess ideas and innovations as well as to plan innovation activities for the formulation of an innovative and progressive future product respectively service, reflected on technological trends and market (consumer) demands. The IMPETUS methods and tools will provide instruments to support organisational structures and work practices for the innovation process from idea generation to the planning of innovation activities. This elaborated Innovation Management Scenario will integrate people (human factors), organisational (reference processes), methodological and technological aspects. The consortium contains 4 industrial partners, 3 solution providers and one ICT-solution provider. An industrial supporter group will support and be further expanded during the whole project. Main results will be: IM benchmarking study, IM reference models, IM methodology handbook, a SME-specific IM tool and a road map "how to implement sustainable innovation in SMEs".

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

MULTIMEDIA SOFTWARE GMBH DRESDEN
Address
Riesaer Strasse 5
01129 Dresden
Germany

Participants (7)

ANGER ANTON GESELLSCHAFT MBH
Austria
Address
Zauner Muehlstrasse 3
4050 Traun
AUTOMOVILLES UTILITARIOS S.A.
Spain
Address
Carretera De Vic Km 2,8
08240 Manresa
CACTUS DESIGN AND COMMUNICATION S.L.
Spain
Address
Roger De Lluria 9, 1-2
08010 Barcelona
COMEXI S.A.
Spain
Address
106,Avenida Mas Pins S/n Poligono Industrial Girona
17457 Girona
MOXY MOXY AS
Norway
Address

6440 Elnesvagan
PROFACTOR PRODUKTIONSFORSCHUNGS GMBH
Austria
Address
Im Stadtgut A2
4407 Steyr
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
Address
Nobelstrasse 12C
70569 Stuttgart