Collaboration in industrial product and process innovations

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Abstract

This paper focuses on manufacturing industries and especially on challenges in embedded system innovation. Embedded systems are composed of mechanical, electronic and software components. Collaborative innovation of internal and external resources is a requirement for ensuring embedded system functionality. The paper describes how in a single case study to utilise a generic framework for the definition and development of innovation processes in embedded systems. Our research context is a medium-sized Finnish embedded systems provider and their product innovations and process innovations. We also discuss organisational innovations when implementing new methods in the firm's business practices. Innovation processes in SMEs' are not typically well documented. Our case study shows that even SMEs might have complex processes with multiple actors. A generic framework for process definition helps in the realisation of process descriptions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Proceedings of The ISPIM Asia-Pacific Forum: Singapore
PublisherInternational Society for Professional Innovation Management ISPIM
ISBN (Print)978-952-265-587-5
Publication statusPublished - 2014
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventISPIM Asia-Pacific Innovation Forum 2014 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 7 Dec 201410 Dec 2014

Conference

ConferenceISPIM Asia-Pacific Innovation Forum 2014
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period7/12/1410/12/14

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Embedded systems
Product and process innovation
Small and medium-sized enterprises
Innovation process
Organizational innovation
Resources
Software
Process innovation
Business practices
System innovation
Innovation
Functionality
Manufacturing industries
Product innovation

Keywords

  • embedded systems
  • innovation processes
  • manufacturing industries
  • SMEs

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Hemilä, J., & Airola, M. (2014). Collaboration in industrial product and process innovations. In The Proceedings of The ISPIM Asia-Pacific Forum: Singapore International Society for Professional Innovation Management ISPIM.
Hemilä, Jukka ; Airola, Merja. / Collaboration in industrial product and process innovations. The Proceedings of The ISPIM Asia-Pacific Forum: Singapore. International Society for Professional Innovation Management ISPIM, 2014.
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Hemilä, J & Airola, M 2014, Collaboration in industrial product and process innovations. in The Proceedings of The ISPIM Asia-Pacific Forum: Singapore. International Society for Professional Innovation Management ISPIM, ISPIM Asia-Pacific Innovation Forum 2014, Singapore, Singapore, 7/12/14.

Collaboration in industrial product and process innovations. / Hemilä, Jukka; Airola, Merja.

The Proceedings of The ISPIM Asia-Pacific Forum: Singapore. International Society for Professional Innovation Management ISPIM, 2014.

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