A Better Understanding of the Business Sector

The lighter weight is the implementation of a new strategic direction in the company, with 4%. These are mostly developed for some existing working group or a group ad-hoc created for this purpose (70%), on the basis of a close relationship with other companies (50%) and with the client in the case of collaborative productions (40%). These types of innovations are obtained by the purchase of technology (38%), co-investments (25%), copying and adaptation of technologies (19%) and to a lesser extent by R & D (6%). as the main difficulties are evident in relations between these companies and institutions of science and technological innovation (ECITE) and / or higher education centers (ESC), the index obtained in the grading scale established: the belief wrong not to need such collaborations or strategic alliances (1.4), lack of services offered by these institutions (1.9) and the differences between business and scientific language (2,3). a The main internal sources of ideas for innovation are:

the production area (38%), initiatives (31%) and to a lesser extent by managers (15%), while the main external sources most used are: visits to other companies (31%), magazines and books (23%), participation in trade fairs and exhibitions (19% ) as well as visits to research centers (19%), missing even attend conferences, events and activities for improvement, external consultants, contacts with customers and suppliers and databases with information technology. a Only 50% of managers surveyed (five partners) are aware of recent developments in relevant technologies for the sector, taking the rest of this partial knowledge.


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