Last January we flew to Brussels, where we gave a lecture about the way public sector organisations should promote and implement Procurement Innovation.
We also had a chance to present a more structured process for aligning innovation needs with public challenges and introduce innovation from the suppliers.
And last week, we had a chance to talk about our vision about innovation in Italy (Bologna, Modena, Parma and Milano) to Universities, Research Centres and SMEs. We shared our views and approaches in the area of Innovation Management and gathered valuable feedback about needs, challenges and aspirations.
This business trip was arranged with our associate partner in Italy, a very experience person with an important background in the area of science and technology.
Besides the excellent feedback that we received about our solutions, particularly in relation to "Collaborative Intelligence" and "Innovation Management Games" we explored opportunities for collaboration and new projects. We were glad to notice that despite the crisis, North of Italy economic environment is still very supportive for more innovative and valued added solutions.
We will return in 2 weeks to run a project in a client and to discuss other opportunities with an important organization from this region.