Which influence does high-tech-equipment have on the innovation capability of enterprises? How can the technology and knowledge transfer be designed within a Second-Product-Lifecycle-Strategy? How can the transferred technology and knowledge contribute to fostering innovations in the target enterprises?
These are the questions the research project 2nd Tech-Cycle, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the European Social Fund, strives to find adequate answers to. 2nd Tech-Cycle is regarded as an innovative concept improving the distribution of high-tech equipment into common small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to enhance their innovative potential. It thereby enables SMEs to generate product and process innovations faster.