Many innovations that have taken place in the workfield of facility management find their origin in research that was initiated and performed by Ifmec.
Ifmec has as a knowledge centre in the field of facility management in the broadest sense, a private research firm and a research agenda. For more than 20 years Ifmec spent much of its resources to research. The accumulated knowledge is used to continuously develop educational programs and for dedicated consultancy. Ifmec Research & Innovation is a driving force behind developments in the market.
Ifmec is monitoring practical developments in the market to detect -potential- novel innovations and is ready to support organizations to improve. At the same time, such practical knowledge will be probed, systemized and further investigated and substantiated by scientific research. This way, Ifmec contributes to the reduction of the gap between practice and theory. Fortunately Ifmec can rely upon a wide circle of professors/researchers of different backgrounds and different universities in The Netherlands as well as abroad. E.g. , Ifmec collaborates with experts from UK (John Moores Uni, Liverpool). France (IPE, Paris), Spain (ESERP, Madrid, Barcelona). The other way around, the acquired and refined knowledge is offered to the FM sector (the market) in publications, masterclasses, conferences, publications, etc. This way an option is created to improve the application of developing knowledge for the benefit of the professional FM managers and other professionals .
On special demand, Ifmec Research & Innovation can execute dedicated research on a variety of FM (related) topics, like customer experience, logistics, information streamlining, strategy building, etc. The rich library, built up over a long term, of research results is the welcome resource for that kind of assignments.