Euro-Australian Co-operation Centre for Continuous Improvement and global Innovation MAnagement

Start date: September 1997
End date: August 1999
Duration: 24 months

Consortium partners

  • MIP-Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
  • ETASS European Trends Association, Seregno, Italy
  • CENTRIM, University of Brighton, Brighton, United Kingdom
  • CORE, Chalmers University, Göteborg, Sweden
  • University of Twente, Department Industrial Engineering & Management, Enschede, The Netherlands
  • Trinity College, School of Business Studies, Dublin, Ireland
  • InCITe - University of Western Sydney, Campbelltown, Australia
  • Monash University, Quality Management Research Unit, Melbourne, Australia

Aim of the project

CIMA was a 4th Framework ESPRIT project. The CIMA project consisted of two interlinked activities:

  • The first was to establish Euro-Australian cooperations centres for creating networks of companies to facilitate knowledge transfer between the continents.
  • The second was to help firms identify actions they might take to foster and sustain continuous learning and knowledge transfer within and between product innovation cycles. This second activity, was called trial project. Its objective was to develop, test and disseminate a methodology to support continuous improvement (CI) and knowledge transfer in new product development (NPD).


Upcoming events

rome19th PhD Workshop
6-10 September 2019
Odense, Denmark

rome10th CIYA Workshop
8 September 2019
Stockholm, Sweden

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Odense, Denmark

rome16th PhD Seminar
20-24 April 2020
Stockholm, Sweden


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