When it comes to discovery or development projects where skill sets and resources are in short supply and there is urgency, outsourcing is an established business practice. Assessment of Innovation capabilities, Research Infrastructure, Project Management Practices, Talent pool (qualification, skills, and training) becomes vital for ensuring success.
In both the above instances InnovaSMART® can contribute in selecting the right vendor. The process involves a detailed discussion with the client on their exact requirement and their value systems. It is then followed by creation of a “Criteria for Vendor Selection” document, which gets signed off by the client. Potential vendors are then shortlisted based on the vast network of InnovaSMART® team and evaluated as per the Criteria defined, agreed and signed off with the client. Subsequent meetings, site visits and collection of various relevant information about the potential vendor will enable client to make an informed decision. Local knowledge is essential in assessing the capabilities, culture, and reliability of any Vendor and InnovaSMART® team can provide it and help our client to select the most appropriate Vendor.