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The promotion of Innovation Management Techniques in SMEs


The overall objective of the IMT projects is the development, testing and application of a range of innovation consultancy tools intended to improve the competitiveness of UK SMEs.

Specific aims of the project are :
- the development of consultancy tools for :
diagnostic analysis of innovation potential
improving "customer focused" manufacturing capability
company self-assessment
asset marketing
competitive benchmarking
- the training of 25 consultants in the application of the tools
- the practical application of the IMT tools in 50 UK SMEs through modular assignments designed to allow companies to use external consultants to facilitate the introduction of the selected IMT and to assist with the implementation of innovation activities
- to promote issues related to Innovation Management through the wide dissemination of the results of this IMT project.


Melton Mowbray
LE13 OPB Melton Mowbray
United Kingdom

Participants (2)

Queen's University of Belfast
United Kingdom
Cloreen Park
BT9 5HN Belfast
University of Salford
United Kingdom
Technology House Lissadel Street
M6 6AP Salford