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Emerging communities for collective innovation: ICT Operational tool and supporting methodologies for SME Associations

Objective

The pace of technological change is accelerating. Radical discontinuities seem to happen more frequently. This means that the useful lifespan of knowledge and capability is becoming shorter and that the obsolescence of knowledge/capability is increasingly the norm in innovation. For incremental innovation, specialisation is a winning strategy, but radical innovation requires an interdisciplinary approach and a diversity of knowledge base that in general SMEs struggle to access. COLLECTIVE aims at solving the major constraints of SMEs innovation (to achieve successful, repeated organizational innovation; access to learning and knowledge processing; access to cognitive diversity; have the possibility to be connected to foster collaborative projects) by feeding the innovation ecosystem, basing on 3 key-concepts: (a)communities become the new organisational unit of the innovation process and define the ecosystem of innovation; (b) generation of innovative ideas, new product development and diffusion of innovations are carried out in parallel by self-organising communities of different actors (i.e.: customers, suppliers, users, experts, social stakeholders); (c) the key aspect that will define success or failure in discontinuous innovation projects will be the amount of cognitive diversity that firms (or groups of) will be able to gather and manage. iCOMMUNITY ICT operational platform will be the backbone of this innovation ecosystem and will let SMEs and SMEAGs: (1) identify future emergent technological and economic trends/discontinuities by developing network-based approaches to early detect ‘weak signals’; (2) manage distributed intelligence and creativity in the process of new product development in order to individuate new product ideas and related business models; (3) design new modular products in a collaborative way reducing the market risk since relevant inputs and feedback from customers and end users will be constantly ‘embedded’ in the design process.

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2008-2
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI UDINE
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Via Palladio 8
33100 Udine
Italy
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 40 006,40
Administrative Contact
Sandra Mulloni (Ms.)

Participants (13)

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Liz Fay (Ms.)
TECHIN SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 307 658
Address
Ul. Czterech Wiatrow 8
02 800 Warsaw
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Karolina Kosminska (Ms.)
CAMERA DI COMMERCIO, INDUSTRIA, ARTIGIANATO E AGRICOLTURA DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 527 833,41
Address
Via Meravigli 9/B
20123 Milano
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Attilio Martinetti (Dr.)
CAMPUS SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 476 312,50
Address
Viale Tricesimo 254
33100 Udine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Giulio Ravizza Garibaldi (Mr.)
CYBION SRL
Italy
Address
Via Della Scrofa 117
00186 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rina Angeletti (Ms.)
SINGULARLOGIC ANONYMI ETAIREIA PLIROFORIAKON SYSTIMATON KAI EFARMOGONPLIROFORIKIS
Greece
Address
Achaias 3 & Troizinias
14564 Nea Kifisia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stelios Pantelopoulos (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italy
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Luigia Carlucci Aiello (Prof.)
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF MACEDONIA ASSOCIATION
North Macedonia
EU contribution
€ 102 290,07
Address
Dimitrie Cupovski 13
1000 Skopje
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Aneta Trajkovska (Ms.)
CONFEDERATION GENERALE DES PETITESET MOYENNES ENTREPRISES
France
EU contribution
€ 374 276,16
Address
Terrasse Bellini 10
92806 Puteaux
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Sophie Franceschini (Ms.)
STOWARZYSZENIE POLSKIEGO PRZEMYSLULOTNICZEGO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 37 320
Address
Aleja Krakowska 110/114
02 256 Warszawa
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Andrzej Rybka (Mr.)
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andrej Kos (Dr.)
ASOCIACION PARA LA PROMOCION, INVESTIGACION, DESARROLLO E INNOVACION TECNOLOGICA DE LA INDUSTRIA DEL CALZADO Y CONEXAS DE LA RIOJA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 315 706
Address
Pol. Ind. El Raposal - Calle Raposal 65
26580 Arnedo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Javier Oñate (Mr.)
MATEMATICI SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 458 597,46
Address
Via Dei Fienili 234
00049 Velletri Rm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Emanuela Carosi (Dr.)