The first issue pertaining to a successful innovation is to transform research results into market oriented commercial products. The second issue is to “sustain” the innovation process in time and avoid the classical up and down of short term innovation. In order to have a sustainable innovation it is therefore necessary not only to develop new technological products and processes, but also to study their whole life cycle, in what we call the life cycle matrix of products and related processes. The ICIMSI’s goal is to establish a continuous and almost permanent liaison with the industries and services of the region in which it is located in order to:
- ensure a sustainable communication process;
- advice the enterprise management on new technological breakthrough and potential market niches;
- support the changes needed to implement innovation. In this process the element of integration becomes both critical and fundamental.
ICIMSI continues its development based on maintaining integration within its structure and outside towards its partners.