Knowledge management and eco-innovation: Issues and organizational challenges to small and medium enterprises

DS 87-4 Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 17) Vol 4: Design Methods and Tools, Vancouver, Canada, 21-25.08.2017

Year: 2017
Editor: Anja Maier, Stanko Škec, Harrison Kim, Michael Kokkolaras, Josef Oehmen, Georges Fadel, Filippo Salustri, Mike Van der Loos
Author: Cherifi, Ahmed; Gardoni, Mickaël; M'Bassègue, Patrick; Renaud, Jean; Houssin, Rémy
Series: ICED
Institution: 1: L'École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal, Canada; 2: École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada; 3: INSA Strasbourg, France
Section: Design Methods and Tools
Page(s): 119-128
ISBN: 978-1-904670-92-6
ISSN: 2220-4342


the generation of new knowledge. To help SMEs in the development of their product, we propose a methodological approach that will allow to respect eco-innovative goal. As a starting point, a qualitative multi-criteria matrix will allow prioritization of all impacts for environment. A customized application of the inventive TRIZ principles (Russian acronym for theory of solving inventive problems Teorija Reshenija Izobretateliskih Zadatch) will help to choose eco-innovative solutions. To this aim, we have created a new approach: Eca TRIZ, based on new contradiction matrix. It was tested in various situations presented during the “24 Hours of innovation” competition. Some of them are presented in this research paper.

Keywords: Ecodesign, Innovation, Knowledge management, TRIZ, LCA


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