The consultancy for Social Business Innovation, Sinnple, the Basque Innovation Agency, Innobasque, and the Basque Country’s Electronics, Computer and Telecommunications Cluster, Gaia, have developed a joint Project over the last 8 months named “Radar-IS” (SI-Radar). The project aims to provide Basque businesses with a model to define, manage and measure their innovation strategies from 2012 onwards.
This model of parameters (Radar) for Social business Innovation permits diagnoses of businesses’ strategies in matters of innovation and social responsibility and, at the same time, it facilitates the path to sustainable competitiveness.
Bearing in mind this last objective, a specific questionnaire has been drawn up and, channeled by Gaia and Innobasque, has been distributed among over 150 Basque companies, including Lantegi Batuak. Once complied, the findings were analysed and contrasted by means of in-depth interviews and workshops with the most representative of the companies participating in the study.
The following entities took part with us in validating the model made up from the results of this analysis: Ibarmia, Euskaltel, Alkorta Forging, Compañía del Tranvía de San Sebastián, Tubacex, Grupo Arteche, Engranajes Juaristi, Telefónica, Xupera, Emaús Bidasoa, Grupo SSI SCoop, Caja Laboral, Hispavista, ZF Lemforder, Addos Consulting, Sinnple Consultores e Innovación Social, Mondragon Sistemas MSI, Zeuxa Solutions and Ipartek Servicios Informáticos.
This model of parameters (Radar) for social business innovation is expected to be introduced by 2012 into companies in various sectors in our area.