GoINN fase 2
|CHALMERS TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLA AKTIEBOLAG - Institutionen för teknikens ekonomi och organisation
|Funding from Vinnova
|SEK 20 000 000
|January 2010 - December 2012
Purpose and goal
Based on the results of and experiences gained during GoINN Stage 1, it is the goal of the involved universities to build up collaborative innovation systems with the assistance of GoINN. Stage 2 will focus on provision of knowledge, consultation, coordination, verification, development and learning with respect to the early stages of the innovation process. GoINN will work in strong research environments and develop these into strong environments for research and innovation. Making innovations practically useful must become a natural and integral part of any research endeavour, as it clearly benefits society at large, both locally and globally.
Results and expected effects
During Stage 1, GoINN managed to establish successful collaboration between the involved universities and the other consortium members. The two main aims of Stage 2 are: To achieve strong environments for research and innovation. In a strong environment for research and innovation, the concept of innovation is well integrated into the research work, all the way from application to results, and publication of research results and efforts to make practical use of new findings are also seen as completely natural tasks. A strong environment for research and innovation is also characterised, in addition to successful research, by: -One or several persons who actively interact with the surrounding community and have a strategy for how to make practical utilise research findings. -A group of individuals who are able to communicate how research findings can be utilised and in so doing attract research funding. -An awareness of the fact that innovation and utilisation of new ideas generate even more new ideas. To achieve an effective and collaborative innovation system. GoINN has built up a system that effectively increases the level of practical utilisation of research results by: -Establishing formats for owner responsibility and collaboration among the involved actors. -Establishing a flow system for management of ideas. -Developing tools and methods for flow management and consultation. -Establishing routines for consultation regarding practical utilisation of new ideas. -Establishing a system for registration and follow-up that can be used to manage both concrete ideas and intellectual property. -Making the utilisation process include company formations, licensing, sale of services, research collaboration, publishing etc.
Approach and implementation
The setup of Stage 2 will differ from that of Stage 1 in that it will be entirely process oriented. This will result in a clearer and more uniform understanding of what GoINN is and does. Each sub process will be managed based on clear input and output from the respective process. The main processes are: -Research and Innovation The work will be concentrated to strong research environments, which will be offered support and guidance via GoINN to enable them to become strong environments for innovation. Collaboration will be introduced within, among and around these environments. -Flow management and pre-verification Here GoINN takes in new ideas and refines and effectively packages them. It is very important that the ideas are subjected to qualified assessment and that they are registered in the support system. -Guidance The task here is to always with a view to maximising the benefit to the project and the innovator suggest how to best make practical use of the ideas. It must be remembered, however, that the project owner has the final say in this regard. The nature of a project may sometimes call for external assessment expertise. Experts found within the consortium are used as far as possible, but external experts are of course contracted when necessary. In order for the main processes to function efficiently (time and resource wise) and continuously develop, they need to be supported by a number of other functions and competencies, namely the support processes referred to as Project management including the administrative function, Communication, Learning, Expert pool and the Support system.