Innovation 2017-01-31T17:19:40+01:00


Innovation is all new change based on knowledge that generates value.

The motivation of APUEN is to be able to provide a highly qualified and quality service to the company throughout its structure, both internal and external, as the dynamism of the business world requires new areas based on innovation to achieve an adequate level of Competitiveness.

In order to be competitive and position the companies within the current economic framework, we offer the following innovation services:

Diagnosis of innovation

Innovation diagnostics are tools to know the overall situation of a company in the field of innovation, through the analysis and identification of their needs. The objective of an innovation diagnosis is to establish action plans that, once implemented, are able to launch new products or services to the market and improve the competitiveness of the company by adapting its strategies and attitudes to an increasingly dynamic business and economic environment. complex.

An innovation diagnosis consists of two distinct parts:

  • Questionnaire for diagnosis.
  • Report with improvement plan.

Project feasibility analysis

Not all projects that arise in a company through the ideas that are generated internally or externally are viable, whether technically, economically or financially. Therefore, having an evaluation methodology that takes into account certain criteria gives the company a powerful management tool.

In order to know which projects we should implement and which projects should be implemented, and if we have detected several projects, which we must prioritize, we will have to establish two classifications based on certain criteria used to organize and select such projects:

  • Valuation criteria.
  • Strategic criteria.

APUEN will establish a customized methodology for each company based on its strategy and needs, and evaluating those projects that may have competitive advantages and are viable according to the mentioned criteria.

This service will be developed through face-to-face tutoring of innovation in the company and subsequent design of a management tool.

Management of R + D + i projects

According to ISO 10006, project management is the branch of management science that deals with project planning and control. The projects are focused on achieving one or more defined objectives, carried out by a combination of temporally grouped, multidisciplinary human resources, which are limited by a predetermined budget and schedule and require coordination to carry out a series of non-repetitive and interrelated activities .

APUEN has a wide experience in the management of R + D + I projects of autonomous, national and European public funding, and that is why we offer an outsourcing service for the management and management of R + D + I to help the company become more efficient and get specialized professional help, and free their resources from the workload it requires.

Support for the creation of NEBT (New Technology-Based Enterprises)

The New Technology-Based Companies are companies that base their activity on the systematic application of technical and scientific knowledge for the generation of new products, services or processes. They can be of academic origin, also denominated spin-off, or of external origin.

Since they are companies with a high technological content, their creation has particularities, and from APUEN we accompany the entrepreneurs in part of the process or in its entirety:

  • Administrative transactions
  • Location – incubators of NEBT’s.
  • Financing: public, venture capital, business angels.
  • Definition of the multidisciplinary team (scientific and business).
  • Business plan: economic and business feasibility of the project.
  • Industrial and intellectual protection.
  • Legal framework.
  • Outsourcing services.

R + D + i Certification Systems (UNE 166000 Family)

Research, technological development and innovation are critical factors in determining the economic growth and competitiveness of a country. According to the Spanish Association for Standardization and Certification (AENOR), the standardization and certification of R & D & I activities allows:

  • Systematize research, development and innovation activities.
  • Benefit from tax deductions.
  • Reduce uncertainty and increase efficiency in management.

AENOR has published the family of standards UNE 16600X on different activities related to R + D + i, for which APUEN offers advice in its implementation through the following guidelines:

  • Analysis of the situation of the company with respect to Research, technological development and innovation.
  • Development of the standard within the company.
  • Training of responsible staff
  • Implantation
  • Internal audit system verification
  • Certification
  • Maintenance

Technological audit

Technological auditing is a tool that helps to establish the technological strategy of a company. Its objective is to analyze the technology that a company has for the development of its products, processes or services, and identify its weaknesses and shortcomings, in order to look for possible improvement solutions and action plans that reduce costs and make it more competitive.