Project Partner Slovak Business Agency hosted the second Working group Session and partners meeting from 14th to 15th of December 2017 where business, market and customer assessment tools were discussed. Partners also worked with experts in small groups focused on the challenges of service commercialisation and internationalisation.
On March 13th THINGS+ was presented to the participants of the Augmented Joint Transnational Training held in Brno, CZ, in scope of CERIecon project. Mr. Boris Golob, STEPRI, presented key facts and activities of THINGS+ project outlining evolution of business model towards servitization of product-based offering, including cases and examples of service innovation in manufacturing SMEs. Participants were introduced with key activities of the project and the significance of servitization trends for the Central Europe economy.
A kick off meeting was organised by lead partner Friulinnovazione Udine in January 2017 to: discuss mutual expectations with all project partners, align communication plan and tools, work packages and project reporting. Partners also discussed THINGS+ project objectives – how to enrich portfolio of SME companies, increase their value and improve their market position. Get to know our partners below.
On October 25th and 26th THINGS+ project partner STEP RI - Science and Technology Park of the University of Rijeka hosted first Interactive Working Group Session. The consortium discussed relevant documents and analysis developed so far. The revision of relevant documents and discussion led to a creation of a new Service Innovation Methodology, specifically: Factsheet of existing service innovation methods and impact measures implemented in THINGS+ regions and Catalogue of service innovation and new service creation tools.