IDEA certifies its RDI management system and obtains the Innovative SME seal
IDEA certifies its RDI management system, within the UNE 166002 framework, and obtains the Innovative SME seal: a constant commitment to innovation.
IDEA takes another step forward in its constant commitment to innovation and, to this end, it has certified its internalRDI management system through this reference standard, and is one of the few engineering companies to have been awarded such acknowledgement. This certification is added to the integrated management system withISO 14001 for Environmental Management, (obtained in only two and a half months), ISO 45001 for Health and Safety at Work and ISO 9001 for Quality.
The UNE 166002audit was carried out in mid-March, coinciding with the on-site work stoppage caused by COVID-19. However, thanks totelematic means and system digitalisation, this assessment was able to be carried out online with great success, as no non-conformities were recorded during any of its phases.
What have we achieved with the deployment of this standard?
Thanks to the deployment of this standard, IDEA consolidates its RDI management through different initiatives that focus on making innovation, over and above its exclusively dedicated personnel, a concept that cuts across the entire organisation.
To this end, among other actions, an Innovation Committee has been created with members representing IDEA departments, and an online idea mailboxhas been set up, to encourage the participation of all #IDEATeams. In addition, a Technology Watch system has been developed to identify market trends and to be able to detect opportunities early on.
All of this has been accompanied by a review and updating of the protocol and process management system and operation of innovation projects. Similarly, the appropriate indicators and goals have been defined in order to ensure their correct performance.
As a result, IDEA has been successful in increasing the creation of new knowledge, generating ideas to develop new products, processes and services and transfer this knowledge to all areas of the organisation’s activity.
Thanks to Superia Consultores’ experience, we have managed to establish more effective deployment strategies, and therefore consolidate our integrated management system.
This process was financed by INFO of Murcia and FEDER Funds, through the Systematisation cheque, which promotes the deployment of quality processes in innovation management On the other hand, we have relied on the advicegiven to us by the SUPERIA consultingcompany who, thanks to the experience acquired in this sector, have transferred to us the knowledge to establish more effective deployment strategies and consolidate our integrated management system.
On the other hand, mention should go to the recent awarding of the Innovative SME seal, by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, which recognises the organisation as an accredited innovative company that, in recent years, has carried out activities in the field of Research, Technological Development or Technological Innovation (RDI) This acknowledgement implies a series of tax deduction benefits, the option to participate in the Innovative Public Procurement or access to ICO (Innovation and Technological Fund) financing lines.
Undoubtedly, these acknowledgements reinforceIDEA’s innovation strategy and, now more than ever, spur us on to continue innovating.