Software is increasingly being used as an instrument for innovation in products. It is ascending the value chain of products and has become a major driver for innovation.
The goal of the ITEI project is the realisation of a Cyber Space for Product Innovation and Innovative Software Development. This Cyber Space should allow software intensive product builders to better manage their company-specific innovation strategies. The project objectives are:
The hypothesis of this research is that a better integration of the four Ps (Product innovation, Project, Process and Performance), complemented with new emerging and promising innovation techniques (Web 2.0, Open Innovation, Communities) will lead to more successful innovations in software intensive product development. Special attention will be paid to incorporate the state of the art of innovative product development techniques, methods, approaches and Web 2.0 techniques in the product development life cycle of software intensive systems.
The ITEI project focuses on the strategic innovation axis of the ITEA2 scope, with the specific goals of overcoming the European paradox "great science and technology, but poor translation into products" and of accelerating innovative solutions.
The innovative approach of the ITEI project lies in the fact that the focus is not merely on extending the state of the art in software product development, but rather in researching solutions to assist companies in aspects of decision making (e.g. deciding what to select from the state of the art; decide how to combine and integrate methods, tools and techniques) and tailoring towards their specific context.
Co-funded by MITyC, within the framework of The National Plan for Scientific Research, Development and Technological Innovation 2008-2011.