Innovation, Knowledge- and Technology Transfer Process Capability Model – innoSPICETM

  • Jeremy Besson
  • Tanja Woronowicz
  • Antanas Mitasiunas
  • Michael Boronowsky
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 290)


The constant technological improvement of products, services, processes and work environment is a critical factor for the development of our economy and society. It strongly depends on the ability to develop knowledge and technology, to transfer it from the point of generation to the site of adaptation and application and to put the technology into use for the benefit of the acquirers and transferors. So far, there is no widely accepted, reliable, predictable and efficient method to evaluate to what extent an organization performs such activities, i.e., innovation, knowledge- and technology transfer (IKaTT). To cope with this problem, we propose to adopt a process-oriented point of view where outcome quality is achieved by the means of process quality. This paper introduces a SPICE conformant innovation, knowledge and technology transfer process capability model that reuses the existing capability dimension of ISO/IEC 15504 to assess knowledge and technology development, transfer and innovation.


Knowledge & technology transfer (IKaTT) innovation capability model SPICE 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeremy Besson
    • 1
  • Tanja Woronowicz
    • 2
  • Antanas Mitasiunas
    • 1
  • Michael Boronowsky
    • 2
  1. 1.Vilnius UniversityVilniusLithuania
  2. 2.TZIBremen UniversityBremenGermany

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