Taken from The Proceedings of The XXI ISPIM Conference 2010 Bilbao, Spain - 6-9 June 2010 ISBN 978-952-214-926-8. The full paper and/or presentation is available to current members of ISPIM who must log in to the Members Section of http://www.ispim.org to gain access.

Knowledge management framework to drive efficiency in collaborative innovation networks


Petra Turkama, Tuija Heikura, Juho Lindman


There is a widely spread consent that collaboration and user driven research, development and innovation is required for radical innovations. However, to date only a few successful cases of such systemic research based innovations and networks exist.

In this paper we address the identified challenges and critical success factors in collaborative research, development and innovation networks from company point of view, and , based on results of recent EU projects, propose a conceptual framework for knowledge management and sharing in the various types of innovation initiatives.

We conclude that companies engaged in collaborative networks develop collective visions of the future.Furthermore, the knowledge management framework enabled a structured way to phase and manage the development projects. However, a number of structural and managerial pre-conditions must be met before the companies can truly benefit from cross-industry initiatives.