Open Innovation and Business Networking Platform

23/04/2012 - 25/06/2012

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IIDI worked with The Technology Club to develop an online business and innovation networking platform which matches Technology Exploiters with Technology Suppliers.

The company now has a working version of the base system delivering a functioning database and secure onā€line web interface capable of capturing, browsing, searching and displaying technology innovation offerings to bring providers and exploiters together. Privacy controls and contact functions have been implemented to provide a user-customised level of anonymity while supporting user engagement. A system wide hierarchical access system supports required moderator and admin functions.

The company can now collect real data and demonstrate the platform to users to drive interest and ultimately involvement. Additional functionality has been identified for future development to enhance the platform.

This project was supported under the SFC Innovation Voucher scheme.

Open Innovation and Business Networking Platform is a Innovation Award project funded by SFC IV . Carried out in collaboration with and others. For further information please refer to
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  • The Technology Club
    The Technology Club Ltd was established to bring together innovative technology providers and major technology exploiters such as government departments and their major contractors.
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Project Team

Alan Cannon
Research Fellow
+44 131 455 2437
Robert Kukla
Senior Research Fellow
+44 131 455 2738

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