The PRINCIP Chair is a research project whose main objective is to identify and characterize the elementary skills from which it should be possible to model a capacity or capacities to innovate specific to SMEs. We associate this with two secondary questions:
- What are the skills and associated conditions to enable outsourcing or pooling?
- What are the levers, obstacles, conditions and specificities of co-innovation development in SMEs?
AXE 1 : Development of one or more models defining the capacity to innovate of an SME and the conditions for progression through learning
- Identification and characterization of managerial and entrepreneurial skills specific to the SMI - Development of an entrepreneurial model of “Capacity to Innovate”.
- Identification and characterization of operational skills to drive innovation in SMIs - Development of an operational model of “Capacity to Innovate”.
- Identification and characterization of “network” skills - Development of a network model of “Capacity to Innovate”.
AXIS 2: Identification of key processes and good practices
For outsourcing and pooling skills, particularly in the case of co-innovation.
AXIS 3: Comparative analysis of innovative practices
The specific positioning of Lorraine near Germany, Luxembourg and Belgium, and the partnership relations of the universities within the framework of the University of the Grande Région SAR-LOR-LUX will allow us to carry out comparative studies, as they themselves are involved in similar projects. In addition, the ERPI and CEREFIGE laboratories are themselves scientifically and administratively mobilized in international networks (IAMOT, AIREPME).
AXIS 4: Development of an “expert” digital platform Innovation on the web
It will make it possible to enrich the initial model based on a case database in order to adapt it to the typologies of companies, types of innovation and organizational mechanisms and to have a quantitative approach to the practices mobilized by SMIs. This application is the core of the PMI observation, consolidation and monitoring system for the Chair and partners at the national level.
Associated scientific production
Enjolras M., Galvez D., Camargo M., Morel L. Supporting SMEs’ IP Capabilities: Impact Study of INPI Pre-Diagnosis Through the Use of the AIDA approach. World Patent Information. Accepted. November 2014 (IF=0.941)
Boly V., Morel L., Assielou G., Camargo M. Evaluating innovative processes in french firms: methodological proposition for firm innovation capacity evaluation Research Policy, (2014) Volume 43, Issue 3, 608-622; (IF 2012= 2.85)
Gabriel A., Monticolo D., Camargo M., Bourgault M. Process modeling for a creative problem solving support system, International Conference on Innovative Design and Manufacturing (ICIDM 14), Montréal, 13-15 August, 2014
Claire J., Galvez D., Camargo M., Boly V. A new innovation project maturity assessment methodology based on innovation degree IEEE 20th ICE-International Conference on Concurrent Enterprising, Bergamo, Italy, 20-22 june 2014
Enjolras M., D Galvez, M Camargo, L Morel. Proposal of a methodology to elicit maturity curves: Application to innovation and protection capabilities of SMEs IEEE 20th ICE-International Conference on Concurrent Enterprising, Bergamo, Italy, 20-22 june 2014
Galvez D, Rodriguez J. Camargo M., Morel L. PII- Potential Innovation Index: a tool to benchmark innovation capabilities in international context. Journal of Technology Management & Innovation (2013), 8 (4), 36-45
Nemery Ph, Ishizaka A, Camargo M, Morel L., Enriching descriptive Information in ranking and sorting problems with visualizations techniques, Journal of Modelling in Management.(2012) Vol.7, Issue 2. pp. 130-147
Galvez D., Alfaro M. Camargo M., Firm innovative capabilities: using innovation metrics as leverage for improvement. IAMOT 2011. Conference Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Management of Technology. Miami, FL. USA. April 10-14, 2011. Paper number 1569377709, ISBN: 0-9815817-4-9
Morel L, Camargo M, Boly V. Mesure de la capacité à innover des PMI/PME. 2ème Grand Livre de l’Économie PME, (2011) Collection Business Recherche, Sous la direction scientifique de G. Lecointre. ISBN : 978-2-297-02067-1 648 pages - Gualino-Lextenso Éditions, Paris
Sepulveda, J., Gonzalez, J., Alfaro, M., Camargo, M. A metrics-based diagnosis tool for enhancing innovation capabilities in SMEs (2010) International Journal of Computers, Communications and Control, 5 (5), pp. 919-928.
Rejeb, H.B., Morel-Guimarães, L., Boly, V., Assiélou, N.G. Measuring innovation best practices: Improvement of an innovation index integrating threshold and synergy effects (2008) Technovation, 28 (12), pp. 838-854.
Boly V., L Morel, J Renaud, C Guidat. Innovation in low tech SMBs: evidence of a necessary constructivist approach. Technovation 20 (3), 161-168, 13, 2000.