Trust within the (French) pact for competitiveness

“Promoting innovation and quality, entrepreneurship and risk-taking, breaking down barriers and working together, developing skills and (re)giving a taste for technical progress, opening new spaces for dialogue and stimulating collective intelligence. Here are all the ingredients to mobilize forces in the country and in particular its youth. This is where confidence and optimism will come from, and therefore success. “ Will the approach proposed by the Gallois Report create confidence? The 10th, 11th and 12th proposals certainly will contribute towards this goal: a “Small Business Act” to fix the rules of the game, requiring large groups to combine their suppliers (to obtain state support) and to develop their exchanges (IRT, clusters, industry committees …), increasing opportunities to learn or relearn to play  as a team. But perhaps

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Club de l’Industrie Bordeaux

 “Même un grand groupe n’a pas la capacité à suivre les expertises dans tous les domaines” – Michaël Haddad Le Club Industrie a réuni autour du thème de l’Open Innovation pour les PME à Bordeaux le 26 avril une variété d’acteurs représentatifs du système d’innovation français actuel : la Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de Bordeaux (CCIB), l’Agence de développement Aquitaine Dévelopement Innovation (ADI), PSA, le laboratoire d’économie GREThA, Presans, et, last but not least, l’Institut National de la Propriété Industrielle (INPI). Première partie de notre compte-rendu de cette table ronde. Dans son introduction, Jean-François Cledel, Président de la Commision de l’Industrie de la CCIB, a d’abord rappelé que cette réunion s’inscrivait dans le cadre du thème annuel de l’innovation

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Innovation Barometer 2012

Crisis and paradox   GE France commented on the results of the second annual GE Innovation Barometer a while ago. The results bear witness to the damaging impact of the economic crisis on the ability of businesses to engage in innovation. Managers who responded to the survey appear to expect innovation management to undergo a renewal. This would confirm a growing awareness of the need to adapt strategies and models to the new reality emerging from the crisis. The role of openness however still remains complex to describe, as underscored by the “partnership paradox” revealed by the survey: “However, a disconnect surfaced between the importance of partnerships and the need to pursue them in the near term. A “partnership paradox” presented

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