Innovation management system
Tutor / directorAlcober Segura, Jesús Ángel
Document typeMaster thesis
Rights accessOpen Access
This project aims at developing a viable and working solution to bridge the gap between the academic world and the industry. The idea is funded by the Generalitat de Catalunya, and involves the Universidad Politécnica de Catalunya (UPC) and the Ayuntamiento de Castelldefels in this technologic transfer. The Ayuntamiento de Castelldefels requirement is to design an online marketplace showcasing the marketable resources offered by the UPC and which could be of interest to the small businesses in the Baix Llobregat area. On the other hand, the UPC is interested in centralising the sales process, easing the communication between the parties involved in a technological transfer, increasing the customer satisfaction, and keeping a tighter control over the revenue streams. The solution proposed in this document involves the use of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, featuring a website functionality to showcase an on-line marketplace. This platform has back-end functionalities meeting the needs of the UPC, and front-end features that are of interest to the Ayuntamiento de Castelldefels. In this way, the Innovation to Market platform, also known as i2m, proposes an all-rounded and state-of-the art solution to ease, promote and centralise the technological transfer business process.