Business Model Engineering

SELECTION OF REFERENCE PROJECTS

The research field “Business Model Engineering” has been developed as a complementary addition to the two above mentioned research fields. It pursues the goal to sustain firms in their innovation actions, in particular for the development and optimization of business model concepts. Furthermore, it aims at elaborating tailored methodological approaches to address future innovation trends in order to strengthen their competitiveness and added value. The focus lies on a holistic view on innovation drivers and the identification of innovation potentials for SMEs in the areas of technology, human resources, business, services, and governance.

 

I4.0 Roadmap

I4.0 Roadmap for the manufacturing and construction sectors

 

Revolution 4.0 is a building-block of a firm’s strategy to live up to today’s ever-changing markets. More and more industries are welcoming integrated 4.0 solutions, catching up with this revolution in the very concept of production and the dynamics among producers, suppliers and end-users. Big Data, Internet of Things, augmented reality, advanced automation are just some of the productivity-boosters nurturing an increasingly digital-oriented, customisable and flexible demand. SMEs will be 

 

KlimaKit

Retrofitting interventions in South Tyrol

 

KlimaKit tackles existing barriers in the sector comprehensively, to disentangle the factors preventing retrofitting interventions and laying the groundwork for an innovative model involving all actors in South Tyrol’s retrofitting market.

 

Rapid Open Innovation

Speeding time to market

 

Exchange of knowledge – These three words sum up perfectly the main aim of the project "Rapid Open Innovation - speeding time to market". Currently, Fraunhofer Italia is working on it together with various companies from the sectors eco-building, wood and mechanics from Veneto, South Tyrol and Tyrol. The aim of the project is the so-called Open Innovation - sharing knowledge in a cross-border network.

 

Remodel 2.0

Motivate to renovate 

 

Currently a team of scientists from Fraunhofer Italia is working on this project together with seven South Tyrolean companies. The project "Remodel 2.0" is dedicated to the topic of energy-efficient renovation and pursues the ambitious goal to provide a comprehensive service that affords a fast and easy performance from a technical and a financial point of view.

 

Technology Compass

Identifying innovation potential

 

Today, companies are forced to accelerate their internal innovation processes and to adopt them constantly to the continuously rising demands of customers, but many of them fail because they do not follow consequently a long-term strategy, they do not have enough resources or they would need special assistance.

 

Market Explorer

Exploring target markets

 

Even if a company is successful with its technologies and products in a specific market segment at the present days, it can not be guaranteed that it will remain the same way in the future. Nowadays, many companies are forced to apply their technologies to other industries in order to create new revenue streams. However, particularly SMEs often do not have the resources and the time to explore the targeted market for their technologies.