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Innovation management: Building competitive skills in SMEs

Funded under: FP5-INNOVATION-SME


Innovation Policy Studies - Innovation Management

This study is based on experience gained from the Innovation programme of the European Union¿s Fourth Research Framework Programme (FP4). It offers a practical guide not just for SMEs, but for innovation agencies, technology institutes, Innovation Relay Centres, consultants and other bodies concerned with innovation.

This report identifies ten types of Innovation Management Technique (IMT) which have been judged particularly suitable for use by SMEs. They all have a proven track record, focus on improving competitiveness, require no more than ten days of consultancy time and have been widely used in 24 projects in the Innovation programme¿s ¿Promotion of Innovation Management Techniques¿ action line.

A summary of the study is contained in the publication \"Building an innovative economy in Europe\", which summarises the first 12 studies in the Innovation Policy Studies series (

The summary can also be downloaded below.

The full study is available for sale from EUR-OP sales agents ( for ¿16 euros.

ISBN: 92-828-4650-4
Catalogue number: CD-17-98-160-EN-C

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Record Number: 1811 / Last updated on: 2002-04-26
Category: STUD