Project and innovation management
PRODINTEC places the following tool and services at the disposal of companies that require systematic management of their innovation processes.
R&D and Innovation Project Management
The project management methodology developed in-house by PRODINTEC enables the execution, monitoring and control of R&D and Innovation projects with a guarantee of success, while at the same time allowing the user to know the value obtained through these projects.
Based on this methodology and in conjunction with Futuver Consulting, we have developed IDinet®, an intuitive software tool to manage not only projects, but all the activities of an R&D and Innovation department. IDinet® facilitates the design, implementation and maintenance of an R&D and Innovation management system in line with the series of standards UNE 166000.
To facilitate the management of the R&D and Innovation consortium projects, PRODINTEC has jointly developed with Intermark Tecnologías a specific computer tool: eConsorcia, which facilitates collaboration and communication between partners, enabling them to plan and coordinate projects, manage meetings and dissemination activities, centralise project documentation, request and report results, coordinate justified payments and payments to partners, etc.
Besides protecting inventors, the protection of industrial property foments scientific, technological and cultural activity. However, the complexity of the application process for these forms of protection means that many companies rule out the option of protecting the results of their R&D and Innovation activities.
At PRODINTEC, we help companies right from even before they start designing a new product by conducting prior state-of-the-art studies to ensure that there is no existing product with the same features that has been patented earlier, but has not yet come onto the market. We also provide support in all the steps prior to the application for an industrial property title (patent, utility model, industrial design, etc.), whilst ensuring confidentiality and neutrality at all times, as in all the work we carry out.
Technology surveillance and forecasting
The goal we pursue at PRODINTEC with respect to technology surveillance and foresight is to turn information into innovation, i.e. to help companies transform the information they collect into ideas to improve their organisation, making it more competitive, more capable and better positioned with respect to its competitors.
The fundamental difference between surveillance and forecasting lies in the time horizon: while surveillance keeps us informed about short-term changes, forecasting does so with a view to the medium to long term.
PRODINTEC has developed an in-house methodology for systematizing strategic monitoring processes (the CENTINELA methodology), applicable to any organisation. Employing this methodology, we help companies define their surveillance strategy (what, where, how and when to carry out surveillance) or conduct made-to-order studies on a particular technology of interest. Furthermore, PRODINTEC can also carry out an analysis of technology surveillance studies and incorporate them in the company`s Strategic Plan.
Internationalisation of R&D and Innovation
The risk associated with the execution of an R&D and Innovation increases when this is done in cooperation with partners in other countries.
At PRODINTEC, we offer companies our experience in participating in support programmes for cooperating with foreign entities in R&D and Innovation activities (e+ International Technological Cooperation Programmes, Framework Programmes, Interreg, Manunet, etc.), resulting in a reduction in the risks and costs associated with such initiatives, apart from the perspective we have acquired as a result of taking part in a large number of Spanish and European Technology Platforms - in many cases as members of the Steering Committee.