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Practical Handbook for Companies 2021

Concept of technological innovation

Technological innovation shall be defined as as an activity resulting in a technological breakthrough in the development of new products or production processes or substantial improvements to existing ones.New products or processes are considered to be those whose characteristics or applications are substantially different from those that existed previously, from a technological point of view.

This activity shall include the materialisation of new products or processes in a plan, scheme or design, the creation of a first non-marketable prototype, initial demonstration projects or pilot projects, including those related to animation and video games, and samples of textiles, footwear, tanning, leather goods, toys, furniture and wood, provided that they cannot be converted or used for industrial applications or commercial exploitation.