CO-DESIGNING BROAD SCOPE OF TECHNOLOGY-BASED APPLICATIONS IN AN EXPLORATORY PARTNERSHIP
A relatively new type of innovation partnership is emerging : exploratory partnership. This partnership concerns the identification and exploration of innovation fields from emerging technologies. Generally, these partnerships concern few partners (2 or 3) on similar or complementary business. In MINATEC IDEAs Laboratory®, 6 industrial partners have decided to explore the potential of micro-nanotechnologies for their 6 different business. In order to manage efficiently this partnership, we have experimented a method, the D4 method, which is both a creativity technology-oriented tool for designing innovative concepts and a mean to evolve from "community based co-operation" to a more reduced development cooperation (3 partners max).