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Centre of expertise Vinci

Faculty of Economics and Business
Self innovation

What can we do for you?

We, Vinci Centre of Expertise, are experienced and adept at conducting scientific research in the field of cooperation in innovation and we will be happy to apply this expertise to your working practice. We base our refreshing visions on scientific findings and thus create valuable improvements for your business. Depending on the exact issue, we set up a project, which is implemented by students and/or Vinci researchers. It goes without saying that we do this in cooperation - with you?

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Options for cooperation

Together with you, we will analyse the conditions for innovation in your organisation and identify which solutions and strategies have added value for you. Based on our experts' ample experience with conducting scientific research in various organisational settings, we are able to offer effective improvements. In this way, we contribute to the future of your company.

While your request will lead to custom-made solutions at all times, we can roughly identify a number of types of cooperation.

- Inspirational sessions

A workshop or lecture about innovation and how it fits within your current organisational structure. How do you create an innovative climate? How do you spark creativity or collaboration? Which trends have an impact on your strategic policies? How do you adjust your organisation to the rapidly changing world? These are among the questions which may be at the centre of an inspirational session, which may last from one hour to an entire day.

- Student consultancy

Students at the Faculty of Economics and Business can help you by carrying out a project within your company. This is particularly relevant for short-term projects with a clearly defined objective. It goes without saying that these students will be supervised by a Vinci staff member.

- Project implementation by staff members

When you are faced with more difficult innovation challenges, you may choose to mobilise the Vinci scientific staff. Our centre of expertise disposes of the knowledge and skills of a great many professors and internationally renowned researchers. Whether or not in cooperation with students, they will be happy to help you optimise your innovation policy and improve your strategic cooperative relationships. These projects will be carried out at a price to be agreed on.

- Fundamental research

Vinci offers you the option to start projects in which one or several companies collaborate with the university for the purpose of developing new, ground-breaking concepts for the future. Thus, various companies and even an entire industry may benefit from the ideas and concepts which originally sprang from your business but were always too uncertain to invest your time and money in. The project must partially be financed by the participating companies; besides that, Vinci will try and raise subsidies for the project.

Various companies have benefitted from our scientific findings. On the occasion of a leadership day in the Municipality of Ooststellingwerf, for instance, we helped increase public servants' understanding of innovation. Another example is our cooperation with Friesland Campina in a project relating to open innovation.

Would you like to benefit from the knowledge and innovative perspectives provided by our experts? Take advantage of our know-how, so we can cooperate with you in optimising your innovation efforts. Please contact us.

Last modified:02 July 2018 3.12 p.m.
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