Innovation support toolbox developed
A number of tools has been developed, adapted or selected to constitute together as a comprehensive and complementary set of innovation support instruments. Some of the tools were sector-specific, others were generic. They allowed innovation experts to assess the business aspects of the innovation plans of renewable energy service innovators.
- The risk-assessment tool was developed to assess the typical risks of an innovation project related to: technology, market, team, financing, and business model. This tool is sector-specific, and Excel-based.
Technical note: (1) The tool is tuned for a screen definition of 1024 x 768 pixels and higher. (2) The tools uses macros. To allow opening and using the file properly, the user first has to enable macros.
- The innovation management (self) assessment tool, IMP³rove helped to gain a better understanding of how to better manage innovation processes. This tools is generic and web-based and was developed within the IMP³rove project. Please get the tool from the project website.
- The cash-flow-simulator allowed assessing the financial implications over time of a company's innovation project. This tool is sector-specific and requires a sound financial management background for use. It was developed within the EIFN project
- The IPR-manual was a useful legal approach to service innovation. Service innovation involves different protection mechanisms for intellectual property than technology innovation. This tool is a sector-specific pdf-booklet.
Please click on the tool names to download them.