On 27.10.2017, all project participants and the project sponsors met for the kick-off event in the buildings of ITONICS GmbH. In addition to getting to know the participants of Project RADAR, the first project results were presented.
The following items were on the agenda: -Presentation of the overall project -Information on project funding -Presentation of the project website -Previous preparatory work of the project participants -Roadmap and future milestones The next meeting of all project partners is planned for spring 2018. Until then, the basic analysis in the form of literature research and analysis of the preliminary work should be completed. In addition, the development of the prototype for the environment scanning system as well as for the round-trip analysis tool will be started and the current status of the practice partners in the field of innovation management will be logged and analyzed. A short review: In the summer of 2017, Project RADAR, a project funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, has been successfully launched. In this project, the FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg and the TU Braunschweig, together with four practice partners (ITONICS GmbH, Bayern Innovativ GmbH, Leoni Kabel GmbH and DMK Deutsches Milchkontor GmbH), developed an environment scanning system for SMEs, as well as a round-trip engineering tool , The Environment Scanning System: With the help of this system, small and medium-sized companies should be able to automatically investigate their environment for innovations and technological novelties in the future. For this purpose, the system automatically identifies the context by analyzing the company and then searches for and displays relevant trends and technologies. The Roundtrip Engineering Tool: Creating Requirements is Big Data and Machine Learning applications, such as: the environment scanning system, facing challenges. In order to ensure project success, the TU Braunschweig is developing an analysis tool that takes into account both technical and social aspects in the design of the environment scanning system.