Access to infrastructure/ external know-how
|Why to deal with this?|| According to the Open Innovation paradigm, companies make use of external knowledge, ideas, intellectual assets and technologies in addition to their internal resources.
This implies that suitable external sources for innovation activities need to be identified and unlocked. This can range from in-licensing external technologies, but also make use of existing infrastructures to test new processes, e.g. in research or technological institutes.
|When is it suitable/applicable?|| Identifying new sources of know-how and investigating about the possibilities of using external infrastructure can be an interesting opportunity
|When is it NOT suitable/applicable?||Problems can arise with the “not-invented-here”-syndrome, i.e. reluctance to adopt and further develop ideas coming from an external source among the company staff. Cooperating with external partners also means that other parties may get an insight into what you are doing.warning.png"Problems can arise with the “not-invented-here”-syndrome, i.e. reluctance to adopt and further develop ideas coming from an external source among the company staff. Cooperating with external partners also means that other parties may get an insight into what you are doing." cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.|
|What costs are related to it (financial, time effort etc.)?||You have to consider costs for analysis, finding the right partner, negotiating and managing the cooperation. Universities and technological centres charge fees for making available their equipment and the necessary support staff.|
|What’s the relevant HTE output?||
|Whom can I talk to from the HTE team?||Management, financial, legal topics:|
|Relevant internet links||Links:|
|Online databases and tools|| Tools:
|Where to get advice, consultancy?|| Support:
|Related innovation sheets||Business Networking, Business Cooperation/ Finding a partner, EU 7th Framework Programme – Cooperation, Open innovation, Technical x pre feasibility, Technical x feasibility, Technical x launching|
|Title||Access to infrastructure/ external know-how|