To facilitate the improvement in the competitiveness of companies through the promotion of the following tools:
- Management of concurrent engineering and product life cycle
- Optimisation of internal information flow
- Technical project management
- Technology negotiation and functional networking
- Total quality management and quality assurance
- value analysis
To provide SMEs (mainly in mechanical electronic, food and plastic sectors) with Innovation Consultancy Assignments which in turn will test the methodologies and provide knowledge and experience to all actors involved in the project. Some 70 SMEs will be provided with these consultancies.
To start up the "imitation" mechanism based on best practice and towards other SMEs, in order to multiply the effect of Community support
To promote the creation of a "skilled environment" in the field, able to supply suitable services for each specific case.
To establish an effective mechanism for skilled consultant identification and selection thus improving the quality of consultancy services in the area of Innovation Management Techniques.
To disseminate the results achieved, by means of pilot-cases studies towards:
Regional Technology Advisory Centres
Technology intermediaries and Scientific Parks