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Resource efficiency as a key-driver for R&D and innovation

Dealing with an emerging trend in technology intelligence
 
: Lang-Koetz, C.; Schimpf, Sven; Pastewski, N.

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Huizingh, K.R.E. ; International Society for Professional Innovation Management -ISPIM-:
The future of innovation. The XX ISPIM Conference 2009. Proceedings. CD-ROM : R&D Management Conference 2009, Vienna, Austria, 21-24 June 2009
Manchester: ISPIM, 2009
ISBN: 978-952-214-767-7
8 S.
International Society for Professional Innovation Management (Conference) <20, 2009, Wien>
R&D Management Conference <2009, Wien>
Englisch
Konferenzbeitrag, Elektronische Publikation
Fraunhofer IAO ()
R&D; Innovation

Abstract
Developing eco-innovations through the adoption of new technologies as an outcome of R&D is of increasing strategic importance. One way to address resource efficiency is to use new technological trends as an enabler. New technologies can be the basis for resource efficient products and services, either by creating new functionalities in existing or new application fields or by substituting existing technologies in existing or new application fields. Relevant technological approaches can be identified and assessed with the concept "Resource Efficiency Technology Radar". This concept was developed by Fraunhofer IAO based on experiences from various research and consulting projects. The Resource Efficiency Technology Radar facilitates a systematic search for new technology trends based on an intensive observation of technology developments. A key focus is on the integration of technology experts from research institutions and other companies. It allows companies to identify new technologies with resource efficiency potential and supports the assessment of the technology with respect to its prospective environmental and economical impact. The assessment of the resource efficiency of a technological approach depends on it prospective application, hence it is difficult to determine. In this concept, the future lifecycle of the technology application is estimated and the related material and energy consumptions are assessed with the well-established method Material Intensity per Service Unit (MIPS). Thus, the Radar can show options for R&D, for the acquisition of external knowledge through cooperation or the adaptation of relatively mature technologies to the application in a specific product, service or process. Findings from the RessourceEfficiency Technology Radar can be integrated into a company-wide strategic R&D management as well as in the operational R&D and technology management.

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