TRaining MAterial in Creativity and InnovaTion for EurOpean R&D Organisations & SMEs
A pilot Leonardo Da Vinci project
Welcome to the website of TRACTORS project
Numerous external and internal forces drive changes that organizations have to anticipate and manage in order to ensure their survival and success. Today, organizations need a constant flow of ideas while competing through added value factors like emergent technologies or fast new product development. The best solution for organizations to keep pace with all these changes is to find and implement creative ideas leading to innovative procedures, products and services. Despite the wide spread recognition of the need of creativity and innovation in industry, practical guidance and systematic approaches to managing the creativity process are still not available in an integrated training framework. This is exactly the gap TRACTORS partners are aiming to fulfil.
TRACTORS is a pilot Leonardo project aiming to develop training material, training methodologies, practices and tools (C & I self-audit tool) for creativity and innovation in the working place. It aims to support the European SMEs and R&D organizations to benefit from this knowledge and use it in a practical manner in their every day activities.
Finding the right information and tools to address your questions regarding Creativity and Innovation Management is often difficult. To offer a solution, 8 partners from Ireland , Greece , Italy , Spain , Austria and Lithuania , have created a Creativity and Innovation platform (portal). This platform will allow managers, employees and researchers interested in C & I to answer most of their questions regarding what creativity and innovation is, how to foster a climate of creativity, which the obstacles that block creativity are, where to look for new ideas and how to identify them etc.
In addition, this website is designed to inform you about the TRACTORS partners, project activities, the training services offered as well as about the other products (C & I audit tool, etc). Moreover, having being developed as a Creativity and Innovation portal, this site offers useful information on complementary issues such as C & I researchers, practitioners, consultants as well as creativity and innovation case studies from European organizations.
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.