FCIA MISSION - TO PROMOTE OUR MEMBERS' INTERESTS AND TO INVEST IN THEIR SUCCESS

Membership of the FCIA means recognition and respect from your professional peers in the sector, increasing the value and status of your business on the market, and providing new opportunities for brand-building.
The phenomenon of globalisation and the open competition it brings to the field of innovation represents both a challenge and an opportunity for the sector. The significance of these processes makes the FCIA's mission of uniting key players all the more important.
The growing importance of transparency in business has led to a shift from closed compliance procedures to publicly recognised industry standards. Professional associations are playing an ever-increasing role in image promotion and product marketing.
This is a result in the first instance of a significant increase in the availability of highly qualified specialists on the market post-crisis, as a result of which the sector's knowledge base is no longer held within global companies. The volume freely accessible knowledge has increased drastically as a consequence of a large number of employees taking their sectoral knowledge and skills onto the open market. At the same time, the availability of investment capital has significantly decreased, leading to a reduction in the R&D budgets of large companies and the resourcing of the general innovation sphere, to the extent that now the principal drivers of innovation are small start-ups, which can provide solutions faster and at much lower cost. This new format of competition between the in-house cost-centres of large companies and SMEs is playing a defining role in the development of industry standards and how companies measure their own effectiveness.
As a result, the vast majority of companies have seen the value of constant innovation. The implementation of "smart" technology, the appraisal of unorthodox ideas, and new alliances with both partners and competitors is attracting ever greater interest. Public sector institutions at both national and local level are taking an active part in this process.
FCIA PRINCIPALS
Human-Centered
Human-Centered
Shift our lenses and develop a rich understanding
Not all the smart people in the field work for us. So you can tap into the FCIA community expertise of bright individuals
Gold in the Grey Space
Gold in the Grey Space
Design capabilities across and combine them
External R&D can create significant value: we discover and develop, but you ship it yourself
Co-Creation
Co-Creation
Co-creation generates more relevant and engaging models
We should profit from our competitors intellectual property and their ideas
Story-telling
Story-telling
Create the will to invest in new opportunities
If we discover it ourselves, we will get it to the market first to profit from it
Systems Thinking
Systems Thinking
Avoiding the tendency to introduce point solutions
If we make the best use of internal and external ideas, we will win
Experim
entation
Experim
entation
Move faster from the whiteboard to the real world
Building a better business model is better than cost cutting. The company that gets an innovation to the market will win
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