The IMT-NL project aims at gaining a better insight into the merits and possibilities of using Innovation Management Techniques (IMT's), in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SME's). This will work to the benefit of SME's all over the community, the many people involved in innovation consultancy, policymakers on regional, national and international level, etc.
A team of consultants have been selected to undergo a programme of training in the Innovation Management Tools which have been identified:
- Knowledge Analysis Method
- Triatlon - An ideas generation technique
- Technology calendar - a tool which assists the systematic selection of new technologies
Innovation change management
These will be "brought together" and the ensuing processes and results will be closely monitored and disseminated in order to gain insight into the effectiveness of the use of IMT's in the targeted SME's. The results will be used to promote the use of IMT's in SME's, to fine-tune relevant regional and national schemes, and to recommend lines of action for regional and national authorities
All in all 12 consultants will be trained in the proposed IMTs and 24 assignments will be carried out in the course of the project.