Design of an innovation platform for manufacturing SMES

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dc.contributor.author Singh, Lakhvir
dc.contributor.author Ziarati, Martin
dc.contributor.author Ziarati, Reza
dc.date.accessioned 2015-09-13T22:59:14Z
dc.date.available 2015-09-13T22:59:14Z
dc.date.issued 2013-09-19
dc.identifier.citation Ziarati M., Singh L. and Ziarati R. (2013). Design of an innovation platform for manufacturing SMES. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR2013), Cranfield University, UK, 19th – 20th September 2013, pp 51-56 en_UK
dc.identifier.isbn 9781907413230
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.lib.cranfield.ac.uk/handle/1826/9427
dc.description.abstract This paper reports on the conception of a collaborative, internet-based innovation platform with semantic capabilities, which implements a new methodology for the adoption of a systematic innovation process in globally-acting networked SMEs. The main objective of the innovation platform is to stimulate the generation of ideas, the selection of good ideas and their ultimate implementation. The platform will support SMEs to manage and implement the complex innovation processes arisen in a networked environment, taking into account their internal and external links, by enabling an open multi-agent focused innovation system, facilitating customer, provider, supplier and employee- focused innovation. The solution is specifically focused on the needs of manufacturing SMEs and will observe product, process and management innovation. The paper presents the key elements of the innovation model and makes references to a novel approach concerning the development of a robust and flexible Central Knowledge Repository for the innovation platform. en_UK
dc.language.iso en en_UK
dc.publisher Cranfield University Press en_UK
dc.relation.ispartofseries Design Process and Methods en_UK
dc.relation.ispartofseries 9 en_UK
dc.subject Innovation Modelling en_UK
dc.subject Innovation Platforms en_UK
dc.subject Knowledge Repositories en_UK
dc.title Design of an innovation platform for manufacturing SMES en_UK
dc.type Conference paper en_UK


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