Innovation cooperation between small and large firms

Reference number 2017-04411
Coordinator CHALMERS TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLA AKTIEBOLAG - Institutionen för teknikens ekonomi och organisation
Funding from Vinnova SEK 800 000
Project duration October 2017 - February 2019
Status Ongoing

Purpose and goal

The aim is to create learning processes on concepts for innovation cooperation between small and large firms and to package experiences of concepts for further diffusion. It consists of an experience exchange between 7 large firms, all of whom have developed working methods/organizational concepts to create innovation cooperation with small businesses. The learning process is based on full day workshops at the location of the participating companies. By also inviting startups a complementary small business perspective on innovation cooperation with large companies is provided.

Expected results and effects

Through the host company´s open sharing of both its successes and adversities/continued challenges the workshop is at the same time a learning process for the other participating companies After six company workshops, the companies will participate in a summary and reflection workshop aiming at highlighting what was learned from the process and what may be of value to spread to other stakeholders in Sweden. This workshop will also include organizations that have the task of spreading new ways of working and organizational solutions to their clients or members.

Planned approach and implementation

In the morning, the host company presents its work and the other companies provide feedback and suggestions for improvement. The afternoon provides a small business perspective on innovation cooperation with large companies. 3-4 startups make a short presentation (pitch) and then participate in a panel discussion focusing on highlighting the small business needs and perspectives of cooperation with large companies. In parallel, four webinars will also be organized within knowledge areas of priority for the participants.

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