What is the biggest obstacle for R&D management? The lack of time.
The rate technology is being absorbed into the market is steadily increasing, and traditional, internal innovation processes are no longer able to keep up to the pace.
Following the principles of Open Innovation, innovation strategy is no longer individual and isolated, but a part of a broader, inclusive effort that takes place in cooperation with competitors, public research laboratories, suppliers, clients, etc…
NOBATEK/INEF4 has this collaborative approach deep in its DNA, that naturally leads to open and partnership-based research. We support the different players of the construction industry in developing new services as a part of broader Environmental and Energetic Transition, simultaneously reducing the time it takes for them to hit the market.
The collaborative aspect does not mean less control over the innovation developed, however: a consortium agreement sets the rules for intellectual property and subsequent exploitation.