MEDI-CUBE additional activities www.medi-cube.org   Presentation of the tools developed during the MEDI-CUBE project Isido...
The tools developed during the MEDI-CUBE Project Tool 4:Incubation management digital platform Tool 3: Innovation marketin...
The platform
Tool 1: Technology & Market Watch <ul><li>The tool incorporates intelligent features to find, filter and develop informati...
The tool
Characteristics overview <ul><li>Supports multiple authors editors </li></ul><ul><li>Full user registration </li></ul><ul>...
The administrator module
Creating content <ul><li>Password protection </li></ul><ul><li>Post to the future </li></ul><ul><li>Multi paged posts </li...
The pilot: ICT sector watch <ul><li>Categories </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>R&D news </li></ul></ul>...
Pilot action: Table of Posts per category Research centres Experts Resources Offers / calls of tender Market trends / Futu...
Tool 2:New product development <ul><li>The tool is a complete online tool that supports incubating firms during their new ...
The tool
Overview of the characteristics <ul><li>A step by step guide to NPD featuring </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ideas generation, Idea...
Use of the new product development tool <ul><li>Problem definition  </li></ul><ul><li>Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment <...
NPD Stage 1. Idea Generation <ul><li>S1. Setting the brainstorming team </li></ul><ul><li>S2. Setting the brainstorming pr...
NPD Stage 2. Idea Screening <ul><li>S1: Set  the idea screening team </li></ul><ul><li>S2: Set the scene for idea screenin...
Stage 3.  Concept development <ul><li>S1: Setting the NPD team </li></ul><ul><li>S2: Setting the procedure for product con...
Stage 4. Business analysis  <ul><li>S1: Setting the procedure for business analysis </li></ul><ul><li>S2: Conducting the b...
Stage 5.  Prototype development and testing <ul><li>S1: Setting the procedure for prototyping and testing </li></ul><ul><l...
Stage 6.  Product commercialisation planning <ul><li>S1: Setting the procedure for product commercialization </li></ul><ul...
NPD Tool Pilot application <ul><li>One of the incubates in the I4G incubator developed a new product using the NPD tool an...
Tool 3: Innovation marketing digital platform  <ul><li>The platform helps incubating firms to build their website. It also...
The tool
Overview of the characteristics <ul><li>Innovation Marketing platform is based on open source CMS and open source e-Commer...
Abstract architecture of the  MEDI-CUBE Incubator platform MEDI-CUBE Incubator Main site Content; Users; Search; Templates...
Extra features developed upon Joomla <ul><li>Automatic create new sub-sites for each of the Incubator’s companies </li></u...
The shopping cart application <ul><li>VirtueMart is the selected Shopping Cart Application for the eCommerce functionality...
Features of the embedded VirtueMart shopping cart (1/4) <ul><li>Manage an unlimited Number of Products and Categories, </l...
Features of the embedded VirtueMart shopping cart (2/4) <ul><li>Display Prices either including or excluding tax (manageab...
Features of the embedded VirtueMart shopping cart (3/4) <ul><li>Shoppers can add their own Shipping Addresses </li></ul><u...
Features of the embedded VirtueMart shopping cart (4/4) <ul><li>Shopper can view all their Orders (and Order Details) </li...
Screenshot of the pilot application
The pilot Application <ul><li>The scope was to analyze objectives and architecture of the developed platform </li></ul><ul...
Tool 4: Incubation management digital platform <ul><li>The platform assists the incubator's management unit to monitor and...
Overview of the characteristics Process Management <ul><li>Definition </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor </li></ul><ul><li>Measure ...
The first screen of the tool
Setting up the incubator management digital tool
Setting up the Incubator in application <ul><li>Main Founding Partners </li></ul><ul><li>Target Group </li></ul><ul><li>Se...
Definition of the Candidates in the application <ul><li>Details regarding the candidate </li></ul><ul><li>Application Date...
Definition of the Residents in the application <ul><li>Details regarding the candidate </li></ul><ul><li>Entry Date </li><...
Definition of incubator processes in the application <ul><li>Description, Category </li></ul><ul><li>Inspector, Department...
Example of a process
Process Implementation <ul><li>Description, Category </li></ul><ul><li>Inspector, Department </li></ul><ul><li>Relevant Do...
Running Processes Preview/Management <ul><li>The Running Process Preview/Management is very powerful tool that can aid the...
The pilot action  <ul><li>During the pilot application the following procedures were chosen: </li></ul><ul><li>Entry </li>...
Advantages of the use of the tool <ul><li>Specialized software is critical to the successful innovation management in incu...
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  1. 1. MEDI-CUBE additional activities www.medi-cube.org Presentation of the tools developed during the MEDI-CUBE project Isidoros Passas Researcher at URENIO Research Unit
  2. 2. The tools developed during the MEDI-CUBE Project Tool 4:Incubation management digital platform Tool 3: Innovation marketing digital platform Tool 2: New product development Tool 1: Technology & Market Watch http://www.urenio.org/medicube/
  3. 3. The platform
  4. 4. Tool 1: Technology & Market Watch <ul><li>The tool incorporates intelligent features to find, filter and develop information on technological advancements, competition, and market environments. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The tool
  6. 6. Characteristics overview <ul><li>Supports multiple authors editors </li></ul><ul><li>Full user registration </li></ul><ul><li>Intelligent text formatting </li></ul><ul><li>Full standards compliance, supports XHMTL – CSS web pages </li></ul><ul><li>Easily Importing images and graphics to posts </li></ul><ul><li>Supports XML feeds (RSS , RDF , και Atom) </li></ul><ul><li>Support multiple newsletters </li></ul><ul><li>Automatic updates all the major search engines </li></ul><ul><li>Rating of the articles by the users </li></ul>
  7. 7. The administrator module
  8. 8. Creating content <ul><li>Password protection </li></ul><ul><li>Post to the future </li></ul><ul><li>Multi paged posts </li></ul><ul><li>File/picture uploading </li></ul><ul><li>Categories </li></ul><ul><li>Save Drafts </li></ul><ul><li>Previewing Posts </li></ul><ul><li>Formatting </li></ul><ul><li>Archiving, Searching </li></ul><ul><li>Allowed html tags </li></ul><ul><li>Moderation </li></ul><ul><li>Notification </li></ul>
  9. 9. The pilot: ICT sector watch <ul><li>Categories </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>R&D news </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New product / technology announcements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Patents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conferences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regulation / standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical files </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Market opportunities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Market news </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Offers / calls of tender </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Market trends / Futures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consumer preferences / societal trends </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Price watch </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Funding opportunities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Funding news </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VCs – Business angels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interest rate watch </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Competition / competitors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sector studies and reports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Main companies in the sector </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Competitors’ practices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contract announcements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Competitors’ financial performance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The stock market watch </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Experts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contractors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Suppliers’ news </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research centers </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Pilot action: Table of Posts per category Research centres Experts Resources Offers / calls of tender Market trends / Futures Market news Consumer preferences / societal trends Market opportunities Regulation / standards 190 9 11 10 2 12 9 31 8 10 16 0 Post Categories Total R&D news Expos 2 Conferences 3 Innovation 2 VCs – Business angels 14 Funding opportunities 15 The stock market watch 10 Sector studies and reports 7 Main companies in the sector 12 Contract announcements 7 Competition / competitors
  11. 11. Tool 2:New product development <ul><li>The tool is a complete online tool that supports incubating firms during their new product development process, which is a major process in their start-up steps </li></ul>Tool 2: New product development
  12. 12. The tool
  13. 13. Overview of the characteristics <ul><li>A step by step guide to NPD featuring </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ideas generation, Ideas screening, Concept development, Financial and marketing planning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A complete guide for the tool is available with related material, tools for each step. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Use of the new product development tool <ul><li>Problem definition </li></ul><ul><li>Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment </li></ul>
  15. 15. NPD Stage 1. Idea Generation <ul><li>S1. Setting the brainstorming team </li></ul><ul><li>S2. Setting the brainstorming process </li></ul><ul><li>S3. Contacting initial individual brainstorming </li></ul><ul><li>S4. Concluding individual brainstorming results </li></ul><ul><li>S5. Conclude individual brainstorming </li></ul><ul><li>S6. Contacting group brainstorming </li></ul><ul><li>S7. Concluding brainstorming preliminary results </li></ul><ul><li>S8. Assessing brainstorming preliminary results </li></ul><ul><li>S9. Refining brainstorming preliminary results </li></ul><ul><li>S10. Send ideas to management for approving step forward to next stage of NPD </li></ul>
  16. 16. NPD Stage 2. Idea Screening <ul><li>S1: Set the idea screening team </li></ul><ul><li>S2: Set the scene for idea screening </li></ul><ul><li>S3: Conducting the PMI analysis </li></ul><ul><li>S4: Reporting to management for idea screening results </li></ul><ul><li>S5: Final approval from management of idea screening results </li></ul>
  17. 17. Stage 3. Concept development <ul><li>S1: Setting the NPD team </li></ul><ul><li>S2: Setting the procedure for product concept specification </li></ul><ul><li>S3: Conducting the weighting and rating technique </li></ul><ul><li>S4: Reporting to management for product specification results </li></ul><ul><li>S5: Final approval from management of product specification results </li></ul>
  18. 18. Stage 4. Business analysis <ul><li>S1: Setting the procedure for business analysis </li></ul><ul><li>S2: Conducting the business analysis </li></ul><ul><li>S3: Reporting to management for product specification results </li></ul><ul><li>S4: Final approval from management of product specification results </li></ul>
  19. 19. Stage 5. Prototype development and testing <ul><li>S1: Setting the procedure for prototyping and testing </li></ul><ul><li>S2: Conducting the prototyping technique </li></ul><ul><li>S3: Conduct testing against user needs </li></ul><ul><li>S4: Reporting to management for prototyping and testing results </li></ul><ul><li>S5: Final approval from management of prototyping results </li></ul>
  20. 20. Stage 6. Product commercialisation planning <ul><li>S1: Setting the procedure for product commercialization </li></ul><ul><li>S2: Conducting the marketing planning process </li></ul><ul><li>S3: Reporting to management for commercialization results </li></ul><ul><li>S4: Final approval from management of commercialisation planning results </li></ul>
  21. 21. NPD Tool Pilot application <ul><li>One of the incubates in the I4G incubator developed a new product using the NPD tool and following the respective steps </li></ul><ul><li>The objective of the action has been to build an investment presentation folder for the new product that has been presented to third party financing </li></ul>
  22. 22. Tool 3: Innovation marketing digital platform <ul><li>The platform helps incubating firms to build their website. It also provides a marketplace where they can promote and sell their innovative products and services. </li></ul>
  23. 23. The tool
  24. 24. Overview of the characteristics <ul><li>Innovation Marketing platform is based on open source CMS and open source e-Commerce solution </li></ul><ul><li>The widely used CMS + eCommerce selected platforms ( namely Joomla and VirtueMart ) have been enriched and enhanced to meet the needs of MEDICUBE INCUBATOR </li></ul><ul><li>All additions and updates are implemented in a modular way in the form of Joomla Components and Joomla Modules </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows easier adaptation, installation and manipulation through the Joomla administration panel </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The overall solution offers added value to incubator guest companies since the creation of the whole company’s portal site is a fully automatic procedure </li></ul><ul><li>The look and feel of each company’s portal can easily be change using Joomla’s site templates ( there are thousands of templates available in the web ) </li></ul>
  25. 25. Abstract architecture of the MEDI-CUBE Incubator platform MEDI-CUBE Incubator Main site Content; Users; Search; Templates Company A Company C Company B
  26. 26. Extra features developed upon Joomla <ul><li>Automatic create new sub-sites for each of the Incubator’s companies </li></ul><ul><li>Enroll/ Un-enroll registered users for all or selected sub-sites </li></ul><ul><li>Search content from all sub sites through the main gateway </li></ul><ul><li>Search products from all sub sites through the main gateway </li></ul><ul><li>Display content from all sub sites through the main gateway </li></ul>
  27. 27. The shopping cart application <ul><li>VirtueMart is the selected Shopping Cart Application for the eCommerce functionality of the MEDICUBE INCUBATOR SITE which in turn is based on the Content Management System called Joomla. It installs fairly easy using the automatic Component and Module installer. It's intended for use in small / mid-sized online businesses / online shops. </li></ul><ul><li>So every user who wants to build up an Online Store can use this component for selling something to customers. The integration of the VirtueMart eShop is done automatically for each of the MEDICUBE incubator’s company. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Features of the embedded VirtueMart shopping cart (1/4) <ul><li>Manage an unlimited Number of Products and Categories, </li></ul><ul><li>Use it as a Shop or just as an Online-Catalog (you can even turn off Price Display), </li></ul><ul><li>Sell downloadable Products, </li></ul><ul><li>Powerful Web-Administration Tool (integrated into Joomla which is selected platform for MEDI-CUBE INCUBATOR), </li></ul><ul><li>Product Import & Export using CSV Files </li></ul><ul><li>Add Images and Files (like Spec Sheets and Flyers) to a Product, </li></ul><ul><li>Add Attributes (like Size or Color) to your Products, </li></ul><ul><li>Manage your Customers in Shopper Groups, </li></ul><ul><li>Assign more than one Price to a Product: each Shopper Group has its own! </li></ul>
  29. 29. Features of the embedded VirtueMart shopping cart (2/4) <ul><li>Display Prices either including or excluding tax (manageable for each Shopper Group) </li></ul><ul><li>Shop Statistics / Control Panel with a Summary of new Customers, new Orders, etc </li></ul><ul><li>Manage the Stock Level for Products and Items </li></ul><ul><li>Notify Shoppers when a Product is back in Stock </li></ul><ul><li>Use Zone based Tax Calculation (city/state & country/region) </li></ul><ul><li>Store Owner based Tax Calculation (e.g. in European countries) </li></ul><ul><li>Manage your own Shipping Carriers and Rates </li></ul><ul><li>Complete Order Management with Order History & IP address storing </li></ul><ul><li>Basic Reporting feature </li></ul><ul><li>Manage Order status </li></ul>
  30. 30. Features of the embedded VirtueMart shopping cart (3/4) <ul><li>Shoppers can add their own Shipping Addresses </li></ul><ul><li>Let your Customers easily search for Products through a Search Form (please note that specifically for the MEDI-CUBE INCUBATOR, the search functionality is feasible to all sub-companies sites within the incubator by the MAIN MEDICUBE SITE) </li></ul><ul><li>Feature specific products by setting them on special </li></ul><ul><li>Let your shoppers know when a product is available again </li></ul><ul><li>Shoppers can see, in what time a product will usually ship, on product-details page (with nice images!) </li></ul><ul><li>Shoppers can manage their User Accounts (registration required) </li></ul>
  31. 31. Features of the embedded VirtueMart shopping cart (4/4) <ul><li>Shopper can view all their Orders (and Order Details) </li></ul><ul><li>Order Confirmation Mail (customizable!) is sent to Shopper and Store Owner </li></ul><ul><li>Manage different Currencies, Countries & States </li></ul><ul><li>Use safe SSL encryption (128-bit) </li></ul><ul><li>Capable of live Credit Card Processing </li></ul><ul><li>Use payment gateways like authorize.net®, eWay, Worldpay, PayMate and NoChex </li></ul><ul><li>Use PayPal or the 2Checkout IPN gateway </li></ul><ul><li>Extend your Shop with other Payment & Shipping Modules or just write your own! </li></ul>
  32. 32. Screenshot of the pilot application
  33. 33. The pilot Application <ul><li>The scope was to analyze objectives and architecture of the developed platform </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate web presence of i4G Incubated Companies </li></ul><ul><li>Test platform capabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Develop i4G Web Portal (www.i4g.gr) using the platform developed </li></ul><ul><li>Develop prototype web site for an incubated company </li></ul><ul><li>Train personnel of i4G and Incubated Companies </li></ul><ul><li>Circulate questionnaires among i4G Incubated companies. </li></ul>
  34. 34. Tool 4: Incubation management digital platform <ul><li>The platform assists the incubator's management unit to monitor and assess the innovation progress of the incubating firms from the entry until their graduation. </li></ul>
  35. 35. Overview of the characteristics Process Management <ul><li>Definition </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor </li></ul><ul><li>Measure </li></ul>Work Flow (Duration) Goals (Evaluation)
  36. 36. The first screen of the tool
  37. 37. Setting up the incubator management digital tool
  38. 38. Setting up the Incubator in application <ul><li>Main Founding Partners </li></ul><ul><li>Target Group </li></ul><ul><li>Services </li></ul><ul><li>Support </li></ul><ul><li>Entry Criteria </li></ul><ul><li>Exit Criteria </li></ul>
  39. 39. Definition of the Candidates in the application <ul><li>Details regarding the candidate </li></ul><ul><li>Application Date </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation result </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation Date </li></ul><ul><li>Tasks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Convert Candidate to Resident </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Innovation Results </li></ul></ul>
  40. 40. Definition of the Residents in the application <ul><li>Details regarding the candidate </li></ul><ul><li>Entry Date </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation result </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation Date </li></ul><ul><li>Tasks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Innovation Results </li></ul></ul>
  41. 41. Definition of incubator processes in the application <ul><li>Description, Category </li></ul><ul><li>Inspector, Department </li></ul><ul><li>Relevant Documents </li></ul><ul><li>Points </li></ul><ul><li>Tasks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Goals Description </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work Flow </li></ul></ul>
  42. 42. Example of a process
  43. 43. Process Implementation <ul><li>Description, Category </li></ul><ul><li>Inspector, Department </li></ul><ul><li>Relevant Documents </li></ul><ul><li>Points </li></ul><ul><li>Tasks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Implementation Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conclude Process Implementation </li></ul></ul>
  44. 44. Running Processes Preview/Management <ul><li>The Running Process Preview/Management is very powerful tool that can aid the incubator to acquire useful information about all running processes. Although there are specific information on which are the time boundaries of the specific process, there is a possibility that the process is already late and specific actions must be taken. </li></ul>
  45. 45. The pilot action <ul><li>During the pilot application the following procedures were chosen: </li></ul><ul><li>Entry </li></ul><ul><li>Exit </li></ul><ul><li>Funding </li></ul><ul><li>New Product Development </li></ul><ul><li>The above procedures were customized in each incubator. Consequently, the following actions are necessary for a successful application. </li></ul><ul><li>Configuration of the above mentioned processes </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation of the observations </li></ul><ul><li>Resolution of Technical Problems </li></ul>
  46. 46. Advantages of the use of the tool <ul><li>Specialized software is critical to the successful innovation management in incubators. </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation of each incubate is important, but also important is its competitiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Benchmarking and best practice sharing should focus on the four key incubator service areas: entrepreneur training, business support, financing, and technology support. </li></ul><ul><li>Business incubators should be encouraged to periodically undertake impact assessments. </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual environment can create substantial value </li></ul>
  47. 47. Thank you for your attention http://www.urenio.org/medicube/

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