European research and innovation (R&I) projects are an excellent framework for GFT to integrate innovation management . We do this by using internal and external resources through projects and partnerships. GFT’s goal with European R&I projects is to create new value through innovation, starting with innovative ideas to develop a sellable (new or improved) product or service based on innovative technologies and techniques.
Taking into account the GFT corporate strategy and marketing, the R&I team is working on new ideas for project proposals, identifying potential partners and funding opportunities. GFT often play the role of project coordinator in large European consortia, managing the whole life cycle of R&I projects.
The key thrusts of GFT’s innovation strategy with R&I projects are
- big data
- technology related to the internet of things
- major projects with a focus on smart cities.