An independent company with fewer than 250 employees (ECC).
A newly formed company usually based around a novel product or process (ECC).
Involving more than one country; having power or authority, which is greater than that of single countries.
A model of innovation process based on an awareness that successful innovation depends on interactions between many individuals, organisations and environmental factors. Within this model, R&D is no longer viewed as the 'source' of innovation but as one of a number of essential elements (ECC).