KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT STRENGTHENS DEVELOPMENT OF INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS WITH EXTREMELY HIGH ADDED VALUE
1 Institute of Materials & Machine Mechanics, Slovak Academy of Sciences (SLOVAKIA)
2 Institute for Economic Promotion, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (AUSTRIA)
3 Institute of Chemical Technologies and Analytics, Vienna University of Technology (AUSTRIA)
4 Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Slovak University of Technology, Bratislava (SLOVAKIA)
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Appears in: ICERI2011 Proceedings
Publication year: 2011
Conference name: 4th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 14-16 November, 2011
Location: Madrid, Spain
Abstract:The technology transfer platform INNOVMAT (http://www.inovmat.eu) has been established recently in order to support innovation activities of industrial enterprises in Central European region by transfer of knowledge acquired by R&D in the field of advanced engineering materials and related technologies into the industrial praxis. The main mission of INNOVMAT is to support development of industrial products with extremely high added value and to increase competitiveness of companies with high potential for application of newly developed advanced engineering materials.
The guide to clustering of R&D institutions and universities with the aim to fulfil needs of manufacturing SMEs and multinational industrial companies to increase their innovation capacity and particularly to improve their competitiveness on world-wide markets has been outlined in this contribution.
The main mission of platform INNOVMAT is to consolidate in the region of Vienna – Bratislava material research as a forerunner of a sustainable economic and social development by invigorating a technology transfer platform which strengthens the knowledge generation stages in this scientific field and its transfer into various industrial sectors. INNOVMAT accelerates economic development by materials science and supports regional enterprises by development of competitive industrial products in order to increase their competitiveness by unique applications of newly developed advanced engineering materials and technologies of their production and processing. INNOVMAT links together enterprises, research institutions, universities and industrial regions in order to promote the participation of regional companies, especially SMEs with high innovative potential in collaborative projects and to create very important and significant synergy effects.
Keywords: Advanced engineering materials, knowledge management, business intelligence, technology transfer, regional development.