MEET-UP: Increased Innovation Capability in Production using MEET Concept for Smart Collaboration
|Coordinator||Swerea IVF AB - Avdelning Metoder|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 1 200 000|
|Project duration||December 2016 - August 2018|
Purpose and goal
The purpose of the project was to offer support to strengthen innovation capacity with the aid of a method of analyzing, evaluating and improving the company´s organization and information system. The goal was also o strengthen collaboration between Chalmers, Swerea IVF and the IUC companies, to develop the MEET model, including the MEET app, and to provide IUC companies with knowledge of the continued use of the model. These goals have been achieved according to the project partners.
Expected results and effects
The MEET model and workshops have been further developed, and with the support of this, participating companies have improved their innovation skills and cross-functional learning. Tamtron has improved their communication and quality in deliveries. Ventisol has developed their communicating internally and externally. Laray has strengthened their understanding of how to work for more efficient production engineering. In the near future, more MEET workshops are planned with other IUC companies.
Planned approach and implementation
As planned, the project developed and implemented: (i) an introductory workshop with the project’s IUC companies; (ii) in-depth workshops at Tamtron and Ventisol for analysis of working methods and communication in the organization, and (iii) the MEET app for creating engagement, understanding and analysis. Subsequently, support was provided for continued analysis and improvement work at the companies. Results have been published and a simple survey of methods similar to MEET has been made.