INNOSEC – Innovation Management Models for Security Organizations (successfully concluded)


Client: EU – under the 7th Framework Programme

Coordinator: TECNALIA

Consortium: 11 partners from 7 countries

Term: 24 months, Start: February 2012

Budget: € ~ 1,65 Mio; share Fraunhofer INT: € ~154.000

Objective: The InnoSec Project will make a strong contribution to developing and helping deploy effective and efficient innovation management systems for security organizations in Europe. InnoSec will produce a unique modular model, together with a road map, for implementing and improving innovation management for public and private security players. It will create new methodologies and build upon best practices in this and other sectors, verified by end-users within and outside the project. The model is unique, there being no similar model devoted to security organizations. It will comprise the four phases of innovation: monitoring, evaluation, adaptation and feedback. The modular approach was chosen to facilitate both adoption and the internal capability to undergo changes. Customary tools such as technology watch, road mapping and forecasting will be adapted to the security sector context. The road map will propose building blocks that combine innovation modules and complementary components dealing with human-centered and motivational aspects - while taking account of the organization’s culture - and will include training materials. Every phase of research, including the final results, is consistently contrasted with the opinions of distinguished experts and end-users from different areas of the security services, maintaining public-private and regional sensibilities, operational-research, and gender balances.

INT Task: Coordinating and implementing interviews with security organizations, as well as their documentation and analysis (WP1.3); Testing the Innosec model and integrating changes in the final model (WP4)

Results (with INT participation):
D1.2: Empirical study of innovation management practices of security sector users
D4.1: Validation of the proposed modular innovation model in user partners
D4.3: A refined version of modular innovation model - the Innosec model