In an Open Innovation model, companies need a competitive environment to innovate successfully. Our consulting firm develops projects to reinforce and to improve innovation ecosystems in territories and/or linked to facilitating technologies (photonics, artificial intelligence, digitalization and industry 4.0 …). We also contribute to improving the start-up and entrepreneurship policies linked to these ecosystems.
The objective of these projects is to foster the interaction between: private companies, the science and technological ecosystem and public institutions in charge of promoting innovation. In these projects we define a strategy and an action plan to improve a specific ecosystem (health, food, mobility…) by interacting with all the actors involved. Unlike Cluster Initiative projects, where companies are the key of the project, in these projects the key is to coordinate several agents around a technology (such as artificial intelligence) and an industry (such as health or food) with the objective to develop a differential positioning in the future.
During the development of Innovation Ecosystems and Cluster Initiatives, several opportunities related to new business models arise. We have developed a methodology in order to identify these opportunities and to facilitate the creation of new startups and the development of new accelerators specialized around a specific sector or technology.
Circular economy and sustainability are not only social trends but also business opportunities. We carry out projects to benefit from these business opportunities by identifying companies that offer solutions related to circular economy (typically related to waste, water and energy management) and develop collaborative projects to innovate in terms of new products or to develop new markets. We have also worked with clusters related to this area such as the Biomass Cluster of Catalonia or the Catalan Water Partnership.
The objective of these projects is to take advantage of the business opportunities that arose from digital transformation and Industry 4.0 in a specific cluster or sector while identifying companies that offers solutions related to these two concepts and helping them improve their competitiveness.