Challenge: Developing a systematic innovation management process and a more proactive technology strategy process.
Solution: VTT mapped the strengths and weaknesses of SMC's innovation process, and a series of well-focused development activities were conducted based on the results. The new technology strategy process was developed as a cross-functional activity.
- VTT's expertise helped to start the process of bringing SMC's innovation management culture into a totally new systematic level.
- New tools and methods were developed especially for the front-end of the innovation process.
- VTT helped to create and pilot a new technology strategy process which enables agile and sustainable strategic decisions in the rapidly changing global operational environment.