Need finding and situation analysis
|Coordinator||ACREO SWEDISH ICT AB - Acreo Swedish ICT AB, Kista|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 2 470 678|
|Project duration||September 2014 - October 2015|
|Venture||The strategic innovation programme Electronic Components and Systems:|
Purpose and goal
The goal of the project was to complement, clarify and deepen the knowledge of the present situation and needs within the program to concretize, prioritize and direct the efforts of resources effectively. Interview replies from randomly selected companies provides an opportunity to differentiate requirements depending on firm size (micro, small, medium and large) and group affiliation. Group 1: companies that manufacture electronics. Group 2 companies that manufacture products containing electronic systems
Results and expected effects
The question areas highlighted as very interesting among those interviewed, e.g. increased exports; meeting arenas and industry meetings; RDI skills; availability of skills and infrastructure. Based on the most highly prioritised issues, a number ´ideal concepts´ has been worked out, with the questions as important pillars. The purpose of the´ideal concepts´ is that they should give a more concrete picture of possible calls and strategic projects to address the question areas that were identified as the strongest, without responding to individual company requirements.
Approach and implementation
To ensure industry representation in the responses companies was chosen randomly from two groups, those that manufacture electronics and those manufacturing products that contain electronic systems, and distributed on large ( > 250 employees) and small businesses. Selected companies were interviewed through personal meetings (146 interviews) and some answered themselves through web forms, in total responses from 170 companies was recieved.