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Innovation in Non Destructive Testing

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Today innovation is no longer an activity that is performed by a dedicated department in a company, or left to knowledge institutes. Being innovative is now a core competence of successful companies. In many established companies, however, the pace of innovation is low. The Non-Destructive Testing sector is an example of a sector where the pace of innovation is very slow.

Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) refers to the set of non-invasive activities used to determine the condition of objects or installations without causing any damage. Many of the technologies used in NDT are also used in medical diagnosis, for example X-Ray photos and ultrasonic echoes. In NDT, however, they are used on plants, pipelines, bridges, aeroplanes, etc. While the medical sector is struggling with the fact that innovation is slow, innovation in NDT is even slower. On average, it takes 30 years to bring a new technology from idea to a commercial success.

Executive summary
1. Introduction: Innovation in Non-Destructive Testing
2. Structure and methodology of the thesis
3. The Non-Destructive Testing Industry
4. Cases of Technological Innovation in NDT
5. Model selection
6. Interviews in the Innovation Network of NDT
7. Analysis of the NDT Innovation System using CIM
8. Conclusion
Appendix A. Company profiles
Appendix B. Interview protocol
Appendix C. Concepts in innovation management
Curriculum Vitae

Author Details
"door Casper Harm Philip WASSINK"

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