MONDRAGON Corporacion Cooperativa S. Coop. (MCC) is an SME that represents the headquarters of the big holding group MONDRAGON Corporation. One of its main roles is the management of innovation and technology and the promotion of new technology based companies, services and businesses opportunities.
MCC is one of the biggest Spanish business groups, with more than 83,000 workers, revenues above e15bn and 281 independent companies and co-operatives, it is one of the leading reference points in terms of the co-operative movement worldwide. Present in the industrial, financial and retail sectors, it also pursues important initiatives in the fields of knowledge, education, training and entrepreneurship (Mondragon Corporation has its own Promotion Center/incubator for launching new companies). MCC has a network of 14 technology centres dealing with complementary and industry oriented areas of activity, conforming a team of 822 people dedicated exclusively to R&D deeply involved in several projects of the EU Framework Programs. MCC is a competitive and successful business project, which has become a benchmark worldwide in terms of social responsiveness, work based on co-operation and entrepreneurship.
It is also a model in which people play a true leading role in the company and in which commitment, social responsibility, participation and transparency form part of its co-operative DNA. MONDRAGON has its own university (Mondragon Unibertsitatea) that plays a key role in the preparation of new engineers on the most advanced technologies for the industrial companies and at the same time facilitates the transfer of research results to the industries.
Relevant Expertise for the project:
MCC has large expertise on defining and identifying business strategies and exploitation procedures having developed an exhaustive methodology to track key factors along the different business creation stages, creating value-chain co-operation and bringing technologies to the market.
Role in the project:
MCC will focus its activity in the active coordination and management of exploitation strategies and the business cases development. This exploitation activity will be made along with the partners responsible of the industrial scenarios defined in MANTIS. MCC will also define the business models affordable by the different value chains actors and companies present in MANTIS and contributing to achieve project’s goals. The design of the new business models will take into account aspects of value proposition, interface with the end-users, servisitation (product+services) associated to predictive maintenance, infrastructures, and profit equation, taken into account the point of view derived from stakeholders of the complex business ecosystem.