Identifying opportunities - Considering innovation management and sustainability
Are you convinced of the power of innovation? Do you want to further develop your products and expand your product portfolio with sustainability? With the right innovation strategy and our sustainability check, we help you to unlock your potential. Steinbeis Europa Zentrum supports you in planning and managing your innovation processes - from the idea to product development and successful market launch.
Our innovation management service package
We are convinced that innovation and internationalisation will increase the competitiveness of your company. Together, we will help you to successfully set up your innovation management process.
Do you want to assess your innovation potential and better position yourself strategically, on a local and global level?
Analysing innovation potential
In a moderated process, we create a well-founded picture of your competences and potentials together with you. With the help of self-assessment tools and workshops, we introduce you to the topic of innovation management and give you an overview of your strengths and weaknesses in the innovation process.
Developing an innovation strategy
Building on the innovation potential analysis, we work with you to define your unique innovation goals. We help you consider relevant technologies, markets, competitors and customer requirements. Together, we can build a suitable innovation strategy that works for you.
Identifying growth areas
We help you identify and prioritise which of your own products or services are strategically important for the further development of your company. This enables you to recognise your potential growth areas. We then help you to optimise investment funds within these growth areas.
Do you want to increase your growth potential through open innovation?
Open innovation cooperation, enables companies to gain market advantages by expanding internal competences and access to external innovations, knowledge and tools without the requirement of expanding internal resources. Open innovation therefore helps companies to maximise growth potential whilst minimising growth risks.
We encourage you to exceed your own horizon through open innovationand can help you identify appropriate platforms and partner profiles relevant to your individual growth needs. We can also then support you, where required, in establishing contact with the desired cooperation partners.
Growth financing – are you interested in developing your ideas to market maturity?
Are you an SME or start-up with growth potential, highly innovative ideas and internationally oriented business activities that are already beginning to achieve market traction? Then funding instruments such as the Accelerator of the European Innovation Council are the right choice for you. With this kind of financial support, you can develop your ideas to market maturity.
Our sustainability check
The sustainability wave is reaching companies more and more. In addition to the demands it places on companies, it comes along with multiple opportunities, too. We know the political framework conditions and develop strategies and solutions together with you.
Do you want to identify your sustainability potential and use it to strengthen your competitiveness?
Our sustainability check offers interested companies a free introduction to the topic and supports the planning of initial steps. The service is funded by the EU as part of the Enterprise Europe Network and is therefore available free of charge to small and medium-sized enterprises. Visit our offers under Green Deal - Green Deal Lotse für KMU (greendeal4kmu-bw.de).
What can you expect?
You receive an assessment of your company's sustainability status. We identify priorities and determine your needs for action. As a result, you receive a report providing concrete recommendations for actions as well as for funding opportunities.
Why is it a good idea to do the check?
Investing in sustainability can save energy costs. It is an opportunity for new business models as well as new customers. You show responsibility for future generations and thus also motivate your employees and attract new skilled personnel.
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What our customers say
„Within a short time, we were able to make some very interesting contacts and derive plans from ideas that helped us to realise our strategy.“Markus Weber, Head of Process and Product Engineering, ABB Striebel & John GmbH
„Steinbeis Europa Zentrum conducted a needs analysis with us and very competently identified our coaching needs. The coaching itself was also very successful.“Dr. Anne Waidelich, Remsgold Chemie GmbH & Co. KG
„Thanks to the 'Open Innovation Coaching', we have gained new approaches to internal innovation development and found a new way of identifying technology partners in the Enterprise Europe Network.“Andreas STOLL, Managing Director at imec Messtechnik GmbH, Heilbronn