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Open European Network for Enterprise Innovation in High Value Manufacturing (ENTOV-HVM)

Goal: ** See www.innovation-web.eu **

We are a trustworthy, deeply connected group of diverse world-class game changers, at all career stages, from multiple disciplines with a passion for innovation and addressing industrial and societal challenges. We collaborate in an open, adaptive and tribal network based on archetypal patterns of innovation success.

The successful diffusion of innovations in high value manufacturing from ideation to market saturation depends heavily on the speed with which an idea journeys. This speed is primarily dependent on our ability to design and continuously adapt the “DNA” of ideas to travel virally through a sequence of living systems which represent the phases of innovation and market diffusion.

ENTOV-HVM explores “what it takes” to diffuse innovation in a “heart beat” through publicly funded research projects and privately funded Living Labs.

Date: 1 January 2019

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Oliver Schwabe
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Ecosystem Cyber Safety - Free - Instant - Democratic - Anonymous: Connecting and Protecting Our Extended Supply Networks from Cyber Threats: Invitation to Manufacturing SMEs & MEs -> Join Us in our Horizon Europe Innovation Action SU-DS03-2019-2020 “eGoose - Towards “Instant” Deep Diffusion of Actual and Real-Time Cyber Safety Solutions through the Complete Extended Supply Networks. https://open-european-innovation-network.blogspot.com/2020/06/ecosystem-cyber-safety-free-instant.html
 
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Call for Expressions of Interest: H2020 Opportunity - "Accelerating Deep Diffusion of Digital Security Solutions in SMEs"
Dear all - after some exploring on open calls that interest me professionally I have identified this potential opportunity for us - some first details follow and please remember that if you have a specific area of passion and would like support in identifying/answering a relevant call do let me know. Proposal submission is 27 August 2020 and we will customize our Knowledge Alliance Proposal to the specific all requirements (see this https://innovation-web.eu/people)
If you are interested in participating please reach to me and reserve your slot in the Consortium by Friday 29 May 2020. More details on the exact approach and administrative points will be issued over the next few weeks.
Please note that this call also aligns with our Academy specialization course "S-8: Cybersecurity for Products and Services: Using the generic narrative for the diffusion of innovation and based upon an industry case study this course aims to introduce participants to the specific nature of innovation diffusion from ideation to market saturation for cybersecurity solutions for products and services in high value manufacturing and their (extended) ecosystems." See https://innovation-web.eu/academy and the ECARDINALE proposal suppporting this (https://innovation-web.eu/people).
Our emphasis will be on accelerating the "deep" diffusion of Digital Security solutons within EU based high value manufacturing enterprises and their extended (global) supply chains. We are introducing the term "deep" to signal that our efforts aim to help accelerate diffusion to late adopters (and not just innovators). The maximum funding amount is €4m (funding rate: 70% (except for non-profit legal entities, where a rate of 100% applies - assume this is based on unit cost like the Knowledge Alliance proposal) and we will design for a three year project. We are essentially rewriting our Knowledge Alliance proposal (see https://innovation-web.eu/people) to focus specifically on digital security solutions (although the "career framework" emphasis will change towards identifying simple actionable interventions based on the simulation we are developing (see https://open-european-innovation-network.blogspot.com/2020/04/innovation-diffusion-litmus-test.html).
We will address the specific challenge raised in the call: "Most Small and Medium-sized Enterprises and Micro Enterprises (SMEs&MEs) lack sufficient awareness and can only allocate limited resources - both technical and human - to counter cyber risks, hence they are an easier target (e.g. of ransomware attacks) compared to large organizations. Security professionals and experts working for SMEs&MEs need to be in a constant learning process since cybersecurity is a significantly complex and fast-evolving field. Taking into account the significant economic role of SMEs&MEs in the EU, tailored research to innovation should support cybersecurity for SMEs&MEs."
We will adress sub-topic (b) "Small and Medium-sized Enterprises and Micro Enterprises (SMEs&MEs): defenders of security, privacy and personal data protection".
We will deliver an innovative solution to "increase the knowledge sharing in digital security across SMEs&MEs and between SMEs&MEs and larger providers. The user SMEs&MEs will be supported by democratizing access to tools and solutions of varied sophistication level, to allow SMEs&MEs benefitting from innovative targeted solutions addressing their specific needs and available resources (currently reserved to larger organisations, due to their cost and availability of internal expertise)."
Furthermore the proposal will "develop targeted, user-friendly and cost-effective solutions enabling SMEs&MEs to: (1) dynamically monitor, forecast and assess their security, privacy and personal data protection risks[5]; (2) become more aware of vulnerabilities, attacks and risks that influence their business; (3) manage and forecast their security, privacy and personal data protection risks in an easy and affordable way; (4) build on-line collaboration between SMEs&MEs associations and with CERTs/CSIRTs, enabling thus individual SMEs&MEs to report any incident."
In addition the proposal will develop tools and processes "to facilitate the participation of user SMEs&MEs in cyber ranges for cybersecurity." The outcome of the proposal will be a simulation supported method at Technology Readiness level (TRL) 7 ("TRL 7 – system prototype demonstration in operational environment.") implemented as a working pilot in collaboration with our industry partners.
Our Action will thus primarily consist of activities directly aiming at producing a new process aimed at accelerating the deep diffusion of digital security solutions in high value manufacturing SMEs and will include prototyping, testing, demonstrating and piloting of a relevant TRL 7 solution. The pilot aims to validate the technical and economic viability of the process in an operational (or near to operational) environment. The Action will include limited research and development activities.
The expected impact of our efforts will be that:
SMEs&MEs are better protected and become active players in the Digital Single Market, including implementation of the NIS directive and the application of the General Data Protection Regulation.
Security, privacy and personal data protection are strengthened as shared responsibility along all layers in the digital economy, including citizens and SMEs&MEs.
Reduced economic damage caused by harmful cyber-attacks and privacy incidents and data (including personal data) protection breaches.
Pave the way for a trustworthy EU digital environment benefitting all economic and social actors.
Cheers and ever onwards!
Oliver
P.S. If you are interested in learning more please visit us at www.innovation-web.eu, our LinkedIn Group at https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8779542/, our blog at https://www.innovation-web.eu/entov-hvm-blog, our Researchgate project page at https://www.researchgate.net/project/Open-European-Network-for-Enterprise-Innovation-in-High-Value-Manufacturing-ENTOV-HVM, our Sourceforge page at https://sourceforge.net/projects/entov-hvm/ and our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/2014779865300180/. You can also follow us via Twitter: @owschwabe (#innovationweb) and the LinkedIn Group page https://www.linkedin.com/company/entov.
 
Oliver Schwabe
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Dear all - Version 2 of the Innovation Diffusion Litmus Test (see also https://open-european-innovation-network.blogspot.com/2020/04/the-innovation-diffusion-litmus-test.html) is now available and breaks down the forecast overall diffusion of innovation curve into the various market phases / adopter categories as shown in the image on the left. The tool design sets the basis for playful experimentation with the Litmus Test answers and a number of variables based on the following starting mathematical model - early days yet, but already "good enough" for 99% of the needs of entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs and all venturists! Version 2 of the Innovation Diffusion Litmus Test can be downloaded here (https://sourceforge.net/projects/entov-hvm/files/ENTOV-HVM/)).
Key new functionalities are:
  1. A Pareto chart of the individual Litmus Test answers in order to identify where to focus in order to improve scoring.
  2. Connection of the Litmus Test answers with a diffusion model phased across the various diffusion adopter categories.
  3. An updated total diffusion forecast based on the diffusion across the various diffusion adopter categories.
Version 3 is planned for late summer 2020 and is planned to include a proper user guide plus an eased approach to "gaming" the model.
Some elements of the mathematical model:
1. Tab "Litmus Test Context Questions"
  • Market Size. The relevant question is "In your opinion, how many adopters are in the market? Note that the number you enter on the right will define the market size (m) for the forecast (see tab "Diffusion Forecast"). If in doubt - enter "1000"". This setting is the basis for then determining the size of the various adopter groups where diffusion progress is forecast for (Default Settings: Innovators 2%, Early Adopters 14%, Early Majority 34%, Late Majority  34%, Laggards 16%).
  • Time Periods. The relevant question is "In how many time periods are you expected to achieve market saturation (84%)?" While this variable is not integrated inot the overall forecasting model yet, it needs special attention in order to interpret the forecast results. The time periods for high value manufacturing contexts are recommended to be months, and the maximum time period to market saturation is recommended to be 9 months. The model per se uses 84% market ownership as "saturation" since this encompasses all adopter groups from innovators to the late majority - this variable can however be adjusted in a later tab for experimentation.
2. Tab "Litmus Test Questions"
  • Idea for Diffusion. The averages for all answers to the questions "Is your idea ready to diffuse rapidly to late adopters?" and "How confident are you in your above assessment of the idea?" are multiplied and divided by the maximum possible answers.
  • Roles and Participants. The averages for all answers to the roles and participants questions are multiplied and divided by the maximum possible answers.
  • Maturity Level. The score for "Idea for Diffusion" and "Roles and Participants" are multiplied.
3. Tab "Diffusion Forecast - Detail"
  • This tab contains the main variables for forecasting the diffusion of innovation across the market segments. Blue shaded cells can be manipulated by the user. Amber shaded cells for p (Idea Maturity * People Maturity) and q (People Maturity) values have been transferred from other tabs.
  • The diffusion formular used is the Bass Diffusion Model and calculated as "=((Overall Co-Efficient of Innovation (p) + ((Overall Co-Efficient of Imitation (q)/ Total Market Size (m))*Cumulative Number of Adopters))*( Total Market Size (m) - Cumulative Number of Adopters)".
  • The tab is designed to enable comparative forecasting of multiple ideas in a later version. Currently only one idea is captured with the p and q values transferred from the tab "Litmus Test Questions" and then subject to a weighting process which results in the p and q values used on the forecasting process.
P.S. If you are interested in learning more please visit us at www.innovation-web.eu, our LinkedIn Group at https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8779542/, our blog at https://www.innovation-web.eu/entov-hvm-blog, our Researchgate project page at https://www.researchgate.net/project/Open-European-Network-for-Enterprise-Innovation-in-High-Value-Manufacturing-ENTOV-HVM, our Sourceforge page at https://sourceforge.net/projects/entov-hvm/ and our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/2014779865300180/. You can also follow us via Twitter: @owschwabe (#innovationweb) and the LinkedIn Group page https://www.linkedin.com/company/entov.
 
Oliver Schwabe
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Dear all - we are now launching a "Mentorship and Training" offering / community via our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/2014779865300180/mentorship_application/.
If you are interested in learning how to accelerate the diffusion of your innovations from ideation to market saturation using the Litmus Test do join and reach out to learn more. See https://open-european-innovation-network.blogspot.com/2020/04/the-innovation-diffusion-litmus-test.html for more information or download at https://sourceforge.net/projects/entov-hvm/files/ENTOV-HVM/.
 
Oliver Schwabe
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The Innovation Diffusion Litmus Test enables you to forecast how long it will take for your innovation to travel from ideation to market saturation. The individual questions then enable you to identify and implement actionable interventions which accelerate that diffusion as desired. The forecast is based on your assessment of key questions related to your innovation and the group of individuals that is needed to diffuse it. The Test is an Excel(R) based tool that can be downloaded for free from https://sourceforge.net/projects/entov-hvm/files/ENTOV-HVM/.
 
Oliver Schwabe
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Dear all – the initial Litmus Test version at https://innovation-web.eu/litmus-test is now being refined for release in early April. Any thoughts and comments appreciated as we try to move to a quick and pragmatic tool that can help a wide variety of stakeholders with “skin in the game” for diffusing innovation rapidly from ideation to market saturation. The image shows the helicopter from the famous television series M*A*S*H to illustrate the underlying principles of urgency under difficult conditions. See https://open-european-innovation-network.blogspot.com/2020/03/litmus-test-version-2-work-in-progress.html
 
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Oliver Schwabe
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Dear all - we have now launched the first version of our "Innovation Web Litmus Test" at https://lnkd.in/dDqjMQj and invite everyone to give it a go to share thoughts and feedback. This test helps you estimate the maturity of your innovation web in respect to rapidly diffusing innovations from ideation to market saturation (late adopters). The faster you can diffuse from ideation to market saturation, the quicker you will achieve the intended value and the lower any risks and uncertainties associated with your venture will be.
 
Oliver Schwabe
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Dear all - quick reminder of our first regular weekly Tuesday call from 5 pm CET to 6 PM CET. It may be useful to discuss the ERASMUS+ Knowledge Alliance proposal, but we should take the time to explore any other questions that might be relevant.
The call is on SKYPE and my SKYPE ID is "oliverschwabe".
Cheers and I look forward to our discussion
Oliver
 
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If you are interested in learning more about ongoing activities please visit us at www.innovation-web.eu, our LinkedIn Group at https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8779542/, our blog at https://open-european-innovation-network.blogspot.com/ and our Facebook page at : https://www.facebook.com/groups/2014779865300180/. I am also twittering updates at @owschwabe.
 
Oliver Schwabe
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All - this is an invitation to universities and technology parks from COST Inclusiveness Target Countries with a focus on advanced manufacturing to join a series of EU Horizon 2020 and similar funding proposals. COST Inclusiveness Target Countries are: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Croatia, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Republic of Serbia and Turkey. Please reach out via connection request / Linkedin message for further details if you are interested? Great chance to join a growing team / network of great folks looking to make a real difference. Check out our Linkedin Group as well: Open European Network for Enterprise Innovation in High Value Manufacturing -> https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8779542/. Universities and technology parks from other EU nations are also invited, yet you should bring along a partner from a COST Inclusiveness Target Country please :)
 
Oliver Schwabe
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Interested in joining us? ENTOV-HVM is working on a grant request to COST (https://www.cost.eu/) to support networking activities related to the “Open European Network for Enterprise Innovation in High Value Manufacturing” (ENTOV-HVM) annually over a four year period plus incremental support for Financial Scientific and Administrative Coordination Tasks. ENTOV-HVM is an emergent purposeful, sustainable, open, self-organizing and living European web of relationships for rapidly nurturing high potential high value manufacturing innovations to industrial adoption by young researchers / innovators and early career investigators from COST Inclusiveness Target Countries in the spirit of the COST programme. ENTOV-HVM also proactively searches for opportunities to partner with ongoing EU research projects. 
 
Oliver Schwabe
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Grant Proposal Opportunities: If you are an early career investigator (recent PhD / post-doc) looking to join a variety of grant proposal opportunities, or an innovator in the high value manufacturing space searching for opportunities to implement your ideas in industry let us know - we are always looking for "really really" good colleagues to collaborate with. Various (funded and non-funded) opportunities available.
 
Oliver Schwabe
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A LinkedIn Group has been launched at https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8779542/ to support the emerging community. Join us to stay updated on community progress and perhaps join a number of emerging grant proposals.
 
Oliver Schwabe
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Calling young researchers, research organizations and technology parks in Cost Inclusiveness Target Countries ( https://www.cost.eu/who-we-are/cost-strategy/excellence-and-inclusiveness/ ): Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Croatia, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Republic of North Macedonia, Republic of Serbia and Turkey. Please contact me for further details about joining the consortium for this call.
 
Oliver Schwabe
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We are a trustworthy, deeply connected group of diverse world-class game changers, at all career stages, from multiple disciplines with a passion for innovation and addressing industrial and societal challenges. We collaborate in an open, adaptive and tribal network based on archetypal patterns of innovation success.
The successful diffusion of innovations in high value manufacturing from ideation to market saturation depends heavily on the speed with which an idea journeys. This speed is primarily dependent on our ability to design and continuously adapt the “DNA” of ideas to travel virally through a sequence of living systems which represent the phases of innovation and market diffusion.
ENTOV-HVM explores “what it takes” to diffuse innovation in a “heart beat” through publicly funded research projects and privately funded Living Labs.