INNOPOLE was established in 2001 in Toledo, Spain, by a group of consultants with wide expertise in innovation management and new technologies. INNOPOLE firmly believes technological innovation is the recipe that stimulates efficiency and competitiveness, becoming especially relevant for small and medium sized companies in the global playground. INNOPOLE is considered a model player in technological innovation in the region of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain), being an important agent in the region’s innovation network. Among other activities INNOPOLE has organized and participated in R&TD promotion activities for the region, enabling local companies to take part in European R&TD programs and helping new companies define their business, technology and innovation strategies.
Previous relevant experience
INNOPOLE has participated in several EU projects related to the implementation and promotion of IT in traditional industries. INNOPOLE has coordinated several EU funded projects since its foundation:
- WEB2SME (FP7-SME-232521): WEB 2.0 Driven Service-Builder for Product Extension in Globally Acting SMEs
- AFORO: Agri-food Roadmap for ICT implementation (IST project)
- AMI@Netfood Development of a long-term shared vision on AMI technologies for a networked agri-food sector (IST project)
- INNOPOLE has been involved in several projects for the introduction of agile methodologies in companies from different sectors (pharmaceutical, electronics, telecoms or software security) and has also been part of RTD projects related to the introduction of agile methodologies in the development of embedded platforms (National project EXTREME – Introduction of Extreme methodologies in the development of embedded systems and FP5-ICT REDEST – Experiment based cross-fertilization and dissemination of requirements gathering techniques)
Main tasks in ExtremeFactories
INNOPOLE will be responsible for the administrative and technical coordination of the project. The company is offering to the ExtremeFactories consortium its knowledge about innovation management and policies, as well as its expertise in the implementation of agile methodologies and innovation at SMEs for the design of the methodology. INNOPOLE will also propose the methodology for effective requirements gathering and analysis, will support SafeViewTV in requirements gathering and assessment of platform and methodology. INNOPOLE will also participate in the design and development of the platform and dissemination and exploitation activities.