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Objective: To improve innovation within an organisation

This is to promote and support processes and systems that can contribute to innovative concepts as part of the development processes for the organisation or a region. This may include an increase in financial suuport in Innovative learning conditions, human resource development through training programmes, development of innovative products and services that can compete in different markets.

Keywords: R&D;, Business processes, Innovation


 

Report(s) Objective 'To improve innovation within an organisation'

 
Date Report:
June 26 2003Innovation

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Beep Knowledge System found the following cases in Objective: To improve innovation within an organisation

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Objective : To improve innovation within an organisation 

Number of cases matching your selection = 42

Case 135  BasicNet: Fully Web Integrated Company (Italy) 
Strong, long-term vision and mutual trust enables group of Italian sports/leisure wear companies to use digital technology to combine and become world beaters.

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Case 201  Bivolino - mass customization (Belgium) 
Specialist shirt maker that already outsources production discovered that it would be better to outsource e-commerce as well by creating another company. Thus leaving it free to concentrate on shirt design whilst experts ran the website etc.

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Case 452  eMarket - Electronic system for acquisitions of goods and services (Romania) 
An excellent example of an on-line market/auction house for B2B trading in goods and services. Launched in March 2002 through a public/private partnership it has reduced costs and created a dynamic local economy.

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Case 381  GSM application for fuel distribution (Hungary) 
Two companies develop a remote sensing device for a major fuel distributor which pays for itself in just one trip. Combining technologies for a profitable business (and preventing fraud).

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Case 200  Materialise - rapid prototyping (Belgium) 
Using secure software and the Internet this company is able to produce prototype models for clients within 24 hours. The result is a larger customer base for its' other services.

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Case 468  mBank (Poland) 
Poland's first internet bank takes a steady approach to providing services and reaps the rewards of customer focus.

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Case 142  Automative-Cluster AC: Collaborative Business Network promoting the innovative competitiveness in the automotive sector (Austria) 
Develping a portal of virtual clusters in different sectors led to delivering training and qualifications to participating firms as well as better business opportunities. Required co-operation at all levels - but produced a dynamic result.

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Case 371  Cedron.nl, a Dutch product information management tool for products in the brown and white goods sector. (Netherlands) 
This case demonstrates enterprise-wide end-to-end product information management solutions taking into account the typical multi-cultural aspects of multi-national organisations.

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Case 147  DENSEN AUDIO TECHNOLOGIES: a traditional SME changed in networked organisation (Germany, Denmark) 
Enterprise grows from a hobby to a full company rapidly once it concentrates on core skills by outsourcing production and introducing telework activity to involve specialist skills (sales & marketing).

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Case 330  Dubarry (Ireland) 
traditional shoe manufacturer adopts e-practices to improve links with its customers (B2B and B2C) and build an international niche brand

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Case 442  e-Procurement. Online Auction in public sector (Romania) 
An excellent example of e-procurement for government (tenders on-line) with well documented lessons and suggestions for development. Reduced costs by 22% and made transactions transparent.

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Case 13  Gerontechnology (Netherlands) 
A national project to improve the design of products (including ICT tools) to meet the needs of the elderly. Key to its' success was the involvement of the elderly themselves. ICT also helped bring the various actors together

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Case 133  MONDUS.COM, Online B2B marketplace (UK) 
An interesting study of a company setting up an on-line auction house with some excellent lessons (and warnings) for others who think they might want to do something similar.

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Case 244  Pefa - pan-european e-auctions (Belgium) 
A well used, virtual, B2B auction system for fish which improves producer's profit margin and can provide a useful model for other industries.

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Case 74  Plade - B2B e-commerce (UK) 
By improving it's website and e-commerce services this production company can play in the bigger league. Export sales up by nearly 500% in two years!

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Case 81  TENCARE Telecommunications -based Home-Care Services (UK) 
Homecare information system through set-top tv boxes that identified some key issues regarding usability, training and costs. Has potential for further development.

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Case 374  The QB community at Eli Lilly (US) 
The birth of a Community-of-Practice enabled multiple groups working on the discovery of new drugs to collaborate more effectively across organizational boundaries. They could see themselves as part of a whole community defined by a common science and a shared process, rather than as separate entities handing projects over to the next group

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Case 455  The use of the “Workplace Delivery” application (Slovenia) 
Example of a medium sized company that joins a Just-In-Time supply network for it's main customer, and then cascades the process down to it's own suppliers. For reference only.

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Case 69  TimberWeb - e-trading (UK) 
Succesful E-Trading platform that works for the forestry industry because it is managed by people who have a thorough understanding of the industry.

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Case 162  Koncraft Manufakturen (Germany) 
Five ecologically oriented joineries cooperate within a "virtual joinery" to better serve customers by capitalising on network synergies and competencies

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Case 139  A-Group: virtual enterprise produces, markets ready made software products (Finland) 
A virtual enterprise that produces, markets, and sells ready-made SW products for mobile work and welfare technologies; and customised IS projects

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Case 134  Agile Web Inc.: Collaborative Business Network (US) 
A well documented report on how a Regional Authority funded the creation of a Virtual Network of SMEs which resulted in better co-operation and more dynamic business environment. Few lessons described but useful detail of model.

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Case 431  BIOFAKTORY.cz - Distributors Service (Czech Republic) 
Distributors service of premixes, additives and special products of animal feeding

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Case 172  Bobex: marketpalce in the form of RFQ to post and request services/projects, B2B (EU) 
An example of a B2B digital marketplace for sourcing a wide range of products and services. A useful business model.

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Case 141  BSL Industries: development of virtual services at every level of the production process (Belgium, France) 
ICT enabled the formation of an EEIG to support scattered SMEs in the engineering sector. Changing to a de-centralised approach produced a wide range of benefits for all participants.

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Case 293  Chasestead - rapid prototyping (UK) 
Small company finds that joining a large customer's on-line supplier programme has spin-offs which benefit all it's customers and reduces costs.

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Case 448  DESPEC - getting the job done using electronic means (Romania) 
Imagine you one of the largest whosale organizations in the world. Can you survive without computers? This case tries to demonstrate that you can't.

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Case 295  E-Base - service mediation (Netherlands) 
Online employment mediation in the finishing sector provides job opportunities in a flexible manner.

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Case 100  E-File Information Management (Canada) 
Early project (1995) to replace paper documents with electronic documents. An improvement was seen, but there is still room for more, particulary in human interaction. Some lessons learnt are still relevant today

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Case 397  Holiday Information (Czech Republic) 
Official information server of Czech Ski Federation uses Internet and on-line camreas to help promote tourist industry

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Case 443  INDACO - 'Getting digital justice' (Romania) 
Private company establishes a functioning computerised system for Romanian Supreme Court of Justice.

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Case 373  Pannon Automotive Cluster - a country-wide industrial network for the automotive sector (Hungary) 
A well described case of a successful cluster for automotive parts manufacturers that involves a very wide range of players to add great value.

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Case 877  Sport Line Ltd (Bulgaria) 
A successful ICT & QA strategy enabled this sportswear company to provide a better service to retail outlets and promote its brand on the Internet. Result was rapid and secure growth.

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Case 477  SYNERGY (Slovak republic) 
Well described case of an integrated virtual business services in the professional area that finds many useful lessons, including "keep it simple" and "restrict transparency" !

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Case 843  SYNERGY Incubator (Slovak republic) 
Virtual business projects incubator

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Case 86  TENCARE Telecommunications -based Home-Care Services (Germany) 
A successful project finds that "simple" ICT tools can have a great beneficial effect upon the care of patients in remote areas. A sound example of care support and tele-medecine in the real world.

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Case 457  Unicom Electronic On-Line Bank (Slovakia) 
eBanking as an integral part of digital SME`s (SK)

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Case 177  WISDOM - Wireless Information Services for Deaf People (EU) 
WISDOM tries to provide solutions for person-to-person live communication and information retrieval in sign language, developing a fully portable video communication terminal for deaf people.

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Case 144  ELMA: IT Company specialising in products and services for electronic B2B commerce (Denmark, Sweden, Finland) 
Leading IT and service provider company in the Nordic countries specialising in products and services for electronic B2B and B2A

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Case 341  First Cube (Singapore) 
An intermediary addressing the physical delivery and logistics problems in e-commerce for tangible products.

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Case 146  KLOTZ GmbH: A SME introducing digital knowledge management and digital supported processes (Germany) 
IT-based knowledge and business processes organisation in an engineering SME

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Case 879  Let’s Sing Together - How to Create a CD full of songs (SK) 
A brilliant example of how ICT can be used to bring together individuals and groups with a common passion and purpose, but geographically diverse. Although the target was a CD of songs, exposure to the wide range of ICT tools and skills will undoubtedly benefit the particiants in ways beyond their first pasion (music).

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