Title Competitive Intelligence in Trade and Export (CITEX)
Project Number 504146-LLP-1-2009-1-ES-LEONARDO-LMP
Project Type Development of Innovation
Country EU-Centralised Projects
Marketing Text EU companies critically need a new professional profile in order to outperform their competitors: an Intelligence analyst. CITEX will contribute to provide European companies with highly qualified and competent professionals in the Competitive Intelligence field.
Summary Better knowledge of the corporate environment and the global market is crucial to survive in today’s global economy. In this context, Competitive Intelligence (CI) has proven to be effective in helping organizations develop successful strategies. Nevertheless, organisations, particularly SMEs, often lack the resources to hire or train CI professionals. CITEX will fill this gap by designing, producing, and making available to SME professionals, the academic and educational materials needed to enhance their CI related skills and knowledge. CITEX's end-goal is to endow workers and organizations with the necessary tools to face today's economic challenges.
CITEX’s will generate ICT-based content based on appropriate state-of-the-art pedagogies. Specifically, our approach will incorporate new approaches such as ‘social learning’, knowledge sharing mechanisms, on-demand learning, organisational cooperation and exchange, management of cultural/linguistic diversity and so forth. Our ICT approach will also see that staff training on e-tool operability is successful as this will determine the success of the CITEX innovative approach.
The working packages are the following:
WP1: EU Benchmarking on training initiatives in Competitive Intelligence and Business Support Centres.
WP2: Design of global training method: professional profiles, learning methodology, training pathways, tools and modules content.
WP3: Pilot experience, testing, adjusting and validating training process.
WP4:Dissemination and transference.
WP5: Management and evaluation.
Open and distance learning
Activities of Extraterritorial Organisations and Bodies
Activities of Households as Employers; Undifferentiated Goods- and Services-Producing Activities of Households for Own Use
Real Estate Activities
Financial and Insurance Activities
Transportation and Storage
Wholesale and Retail Trade; Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles
Water Supply; Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation Activities
Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning Supply
Mining and Quarrying
Accommodation and Food Service Activities
Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities
Information and Communication
open and distance learning
description of new occupation profiles
material for open learning