This IMT project carries the name SIMTI (Swedish Implementation & Integration of Management of Technologies & Techniques for Innovation) and it is managed by ALMI ALMI Företagspartner AB) and IVF (the Swedish Institute of Production Engineering Research). The main objectives of the SIMTI project are: to facilitate technology transfer among Swedish SMEs, as well as between Swedish and other European SMEs to develop a national scheme for technology analysis and technology transfers at SME management level.
The project is geared at improving SMEs in Sweden's, and in the long run, their export potentials in the global market.
Some 50 Swedish companies will be selected by specific "size" and "sectorial" criteria, and based on the knowledge of ALMI consultants and IVF re-searchers within the 22 subsidiary ALMI regional companies and the 4 IVF offices all over the country. Other research institutes will also be given opportunities to participate in the project in collaboration with the ALMI technology consultants, after specific choice.
Much emphasis will be devoted to the selection of the companies in order to optimise the target group. The project will concentrate on companies willing to assimilate new technologies and management techniques. Technology and management analysis of SMEs will focus on overall leaderships for innovation and technology developments related to rapidly changing environments.
A number of consultants including the core group of consulting experts will carry out most of the work according to licensed methodologies at the company level:
- STIN analysis (analytical tool)
- ProCore (analytical tool)
- PROFILE (analytical tool)
- Growth Barometer
- SWOT analysis
Experiences will be exchanged between IMT Consultants and participating companies from different European regions.