One of the key contemporary challenges for industry in developing innovative and successful product systems is to be able to make effective new product/application design choices in the face of complexity and a changing world. This paper presents the basic lines of an approach aimed at handling technology transfer from research institution to industrial companies (especially SMEs) focused on new product/application development, in the framework of “innovation clusters” theory. The proposed approach comes from direct experiences led on by a local development consortium and others industrial and institutional partners in Tuscany (Italy), and dedicated to develop and sustain the creation of local and regional network for innovation, product development and collaboration among research/academic institutions and technology/knowledge users like industrial companies with special regards to SMEs. The specificity of the approach comes primarily from the ability to qualitatively assess many collaboration environments (namely innovation clusters) very early in the conceiving and developing process of innovation projects, along with gaining insight into the responding level of project product to end-users needs and expectations, as well as critical factors like product/application market spendibility and competitiveness.

A Value Driven Approach in Product Pevelopment Through Technology Transfer Enhancement in SMEs Innovation Clusters

MARTINI, ANTONELLA;PELLEGRINI, LUISA
2009

Abstract

One of the key contemporary challenges for industry in developing innovative and successful product systems is to be able to make effective new product/application design choices in the face of complexity and a changing world. This paper presents the basic lines of an approach aimed at handling technology transfer from research institution to industrial companies (especially SMEs) focused on new product/application development, in the framework of “innovation clusters” theory. The proposed approach comes from direct experiences led on by a local development consortium and others industrial and institutional partners in Tuscany (Italy), and dedicated to develop and sustain the creation of local and regional network for innovation, product development and collaboration among research/academic institutions and technology/knowledge users like industrial companies with special regards to SMEs. The specificity of the approach comes primarily from the ability to qualitatively assess many collaboration environments (namely innovation clusters) very early in the conceiving and developing process of innovation projects, along with gaining insight into the responding level of project product to end-users needs and expectations, as well as critical factors like product/application market spendibility and competitiveness.
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