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INNOVALL: INNOVation and creativity e-service for problem solving (using TRIZ methodologies) based on public information

In today�s competitive environment, companies need innovative solutions to ensure competitive edge. As technology is abundant and knowledge becomes a commodity, clients want new performances, sustainable solutions, at affordable prices. It�s a common agreed fact that industrial property databases are legal and technical instruments of a considerable usefulness. The importance of the public information there contained transcends a simple intellectual property rights protection. Resorting to the information contained in public industrial databases and archives, it�s possible to get a sound idea of the state-of-the-art regarding certain technology, product or service. Such databases are instruments of mandatory check in any innovation process and an important source of information for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), industrial companies, researchers and academics. Despite the easiness and current level of accessibility, the usefulness of the information was, until now, limited to the suppression of very simple needs, mainly achievable through a simple query. This is due, to some extent, to the way the information is offered: in a raw state, merely exposed. The INNOVALL now presents an innovative service based on a proven technology, developed throughout an eContent feasibility study , capable of rendering new use to this source of information, transforming a simple query into a powerful tool for innovation, capable of efficiently search, extract and process relevant knowledge from public industrial property databases, and help users to gain a more accurate positioning regarding the state-of-the-art and reduce the risk of duplicative innovation investments. The Consortium intends to deliver this e-Service through a web-platform, enabling an efficient access and usage of the public information available through the European Patent Office, based on problem solving and creativity facilitator, which will provide SMEs the necessary tools for R&D [truncated]

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JUNGER Jean-François


PORTUGAL
Tel. 351 22 9396350
Fax. 351 22 9396351

Participants

Coordinator: INOVAMAIS - SERVICOS DE CONSULTADORIA EM INOVACAO TECNOLOGICA S.A., PORTUGAL

Participating partners:

Organisation Country
INOVAMAIS - SERVICOS DE CONSULTADORIA EM INOVACAO TECNOLOGICA S.A. PORTUGAL
CREAX NV BELGIUM
CYBION SRL ITALY
INSTITUTO PEDRO NUNES, ASSOCIACAO PARA A INOVACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO EM CIENCIA E TECNOLOGIA PORTUGAL
UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE SPAIN

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