Exploring the use of a technology scouting methodology to integrate innovative solutions from startups into an aerospace industry
Giovanna Carrera, Luca Mastrogiacomodownload PDF
Abstract. Technological innovation is extremely important in the industrial world, as it allows companies to remain competitive and improve the efficiency, productivity, and sustainability of their activities. Companies that invest in technological innovation can obtain numerous advantages, including improved product quality, cost reduction, greater flexibility, and the ability to quickly respond to customer needs. An approach to open innovation that has become widespread in recent years is to conduct technology scouting through the vast array of solutions provided by innovative startups. With a large number of startups proposing new technologies in aerospace sector, could be challenging for companies to identify the most promising solutions. Therefore, a structured methodology for evaluating technology proposed by startups is essential to ensure the identification and implementation of the best solutions and the effective allocation of resources. This paper presents a case study that describes the process of technology scouting proposed by startups within an aerospace industry company, based on a company-defined roadmap.
Open Innovation, Startups, Scouting Process, Roadmap, Technology Evaluation
Published online 9/1/2023, 8 pages
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Citation: Giovanna Carrera, Luca Mastrogiacomo, Exploring the use of a technology scouting methodology to integrate innovative solutions from startups into an aerospace industry, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 33, pp 126-133, 2023
The article was published as article 19 of the book Aerospace Science and Engineering
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