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INNOSEC — Result In Brief

Project ID: 285663
Funded under: FP7-SECURITY
Country: Spain

Streamlining security innovation management

Security organisations (SOs) need to better innovate and implement their ideas. An EU initiative helped such organisations address difficulties in responding to change.
Streamlining security innovation management
European SOs need to innovate, and be able to share their innovations. An EU-funded project introduced a new model for such innovation, enabling the organisations to respond to the changing needs of European society.

The 'Innovation management models for security organizations' (INNOSEC) project developed an innovation model for the security sector. The model was founded on networked relationships within the sector, and will allow users to accommodate forthcoming innovations.

Project members designed an analytical framework to examine the operating environment and identify innovation management practices of SOs. This led to a situation report as well as a cross-cutting examination of case study organisations. Furthermore, the project conducted an innovation analysis of non-SOs. The work resulted in classification of existing innovation models, future requirements and the elements needed for a new model.

INNOSEC developed a novel innovation model that can be customised and adapted to the needs of public and private SOs. It contains modules that cover all aspects of the innovation management process. Each module includes guidelines that SOs can use to create effective change strategies within their organisations that will ultimately enhance their innovation capacities.

An implementation roadmap was created to guide SOs, their regulatory bodies and other stakeholders in successfully implementing the model. The project also designed a web-based support tool (available on the website) to assist SOs with the practical use of the model and its accompanying modules.

By successfully implementing the innovation model, INNOSEC presented SOs with solutions on how to innovate and then cope with this innovation. This will enable SOs to deliver more effective security services and to better respond to the security requirements of European citizens.

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Innovation management, security organisations, change
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