CASE STUDIES

Here you can find several case studies with examples of startups that recently implemented innovation in their workplaces. These case studies will enable a better understanding of the drivers and barriers to workplace innovation. Also, they will provide ideas and recommendations on how to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the ‘Start-at-best’ project.

 

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Altronix is a technological company established in 2004 in Portugal and dedicated to the manufacture of personalized labels and tags and the distribution of technological solutions for automatic identification through Bar Codes or RFID. 

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ART-ER is the Emilia-Romagna Joint Stock Consortium that was born from the merger of ASTER and ERVET on 1st May 2019,
with the purpose of fostering the region’s sustainable growth by developing innovation and knowledge, attractiveness and
internationalisation of the region system.

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Cork City Council  is the authority responsible for local government in the city of Cork in Ireland with 211,000 inhabitants and 10,000 people on its social housing application list.

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Coffe Circle is a coffee roasting company constantly searching for exceptional coffees, even if it means to explore remote areas of the world, investing in coffee communities around the world to improve the lives of farmers and their families.

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Cpl is a Global provider of people to start-up companies, massive multinationals and SMEs in every sector. With services that adapt to the needs of each of these unique organisations, we provide the people that make business work.


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The “Distretto della Felicità” born in 2013 in Emilia-Romagna, to be precise in the area of the footwear district in the south of the Region, in Romagna, on the initiative of a Labour consultant with aims to promote the balance of work and life times. It is a valid and consolidated best practice, a new way of life.

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INAIL, the National Institute for Insurance against Accidents at Work, is a public non-profit organisation safeguarding workers against physical injuries and occupational diseases.

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Inova DE GmbH is a German software and project management company, founded in 2013.

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JanssenJanssen Pharmaceutical Company case study is a pharmaceutical company of the Johnson & Johnson group which has been operating in Portugal for over 35 years. This pharmaceutical company is supported by the research, development and production of medicines provided by the group on a global scale.

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A traditional yet innovative player in the Romanian textile fashion sector, Katty Fashion is an SME with over 50 employees working to innovate their business model and transition to digital delivery and circular economy.

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KvadratKvadrat case study is an international company with 500 + employees that produces fabrics for different customer groups (retail, hotels, furniture manufac-turers etc.). The company headquarter is placed in Denmark with beautiful surroundings that inspire creative design.

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Mars (Mars Iberia & Royal Canin)Mars Ibérica Royal Canin is established in Portugal since 1989. The company operates in two categories: the human food category, such as chocolates, sweets and ice cream; and the animal food category, such as the Royal Canin.

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Metrica6 is an R&D company specialised in product development and innovation business consultancy that create, manufacture and market patented technologies in support to public and private entities.

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Morgan McKinley has the end goal of successful recruitment of the best talent for your business. It is a global company, with offices in eight countries across the world. It is this global reach teamed with their specialist knowledge which enables them to deliver the exceptional results they offer today.



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In the heart of the old Oliva Factory, a hallmark of Portuguese heavy metallurgy that marked the economic, industrial and architectural history of our country, a hub for creative industries is born, a hub for creative character that aims to introduce new ideas, creativity, culture and economic value the region.

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Our Public Service 2020 is the framework for development and innovation in Ireland’s public service. It was preceded by two public service reform plans beginning in 2011.

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PetComPetCom case study logo is a high-performance producer of pet food in the private label segment and convinces with high-quality dry food for dogs and cats founded in 2006 as a subsidiary of the PHW group, benefitting from their extensive experience in the areas of animal health and nutrition and valuable knowledge from around 30 years of mixing and grinding.

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Philip Morris Italy, based in Rome, is the leading tobacco company in Italy and manages the commercialization of Philip Morris International’s brands in the country. Philip Morris Manufacturing & Technology Bologna, based in Bologna, is the multinational’s worldwide center of excellence for staff training, prototyping and large-scale production of smoke-free products.

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UCBUCB study case logo, formerly Schwarz Pharma, is a leading manufacturer of API pharma products mainly for the treatment of angina pectoris and related conditions. UCB Shannon is one of the leading global facilities in its product field.

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UNIPLACESlogo uniplaces is an online platform for accommodation for university students, with thousands of verified properties.

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Visionary Analytics (VA) is a private research institute providing applied research, evaluation and technical assistance services for the European Union institutions, international organisations and national governments. VA services focus across three domains: education, innovation, and development of state-of-the-art research methods.

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WowWee.ie is an online gift business bringing joy to people’s special occasions and events.

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