The following industry partners and stakeholders can be distinguished:
– Non-governmental organisations (NGO)
– Technology providers
– Engineering contractors
– Contract research organisations (CRO)
Figure 2.1 shows their potential relations in innovation.
Figure 2.1 Roles and relations of innovation partners and stakeholders.
These groups will be shortly described in relation to process innovation.
Manufacturers are companies that convert feedstocks from suppliers into products for their clients. ...