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NESME Inn Report Summary

Project ID: 643338
Funded under: H2020-EU.2.3.

Periodic Reporting for period 1 - NESME Inn (NESME Inn)

Reporting period: 2014-07-01 to 2014-12-31

Summary of the context and overall objectives of the project

This project was to work through the North East England Information, Innovation & Technology Transfer Enterprise Europe Network to provide a specialised consultancy service to support 8 SMEs in developing their innovation management capacity and, therefore increase and accelerate the economic returns from innovation.

As key account managers, the partners planned to –
o Support 4 SME beneficiaries of Horizon 2020 during phase 1 of the SME instrument in identifying weaknesses in their innovation capacities which hinder the realisation growth opportunities and full commercial potential;
o Identify suitable coaches who will assist 4 SMEs to address weaknesses identified above in developing a coaching plan, to be delivered by coaches during phase 2 of the SME instrument;
o Provide a moderation service to ensure an effective coach-client relationship during phase 2;
o Support SMEs who do not progress to phase 2 of the SME instrument in sourcing alternative sources of funding to support innovation.

In support of SMEs with significant innovation activities and a high potential for internationalisation, partners planned to –
o Using an appropriate innovation assessment tool to assess the suitability of 4 SMEs to manage innovation processes;
o Provide client SMEs with support in developing a detailed action plan in order to address and identified needs and gaps which are a barrier to effective innovation management and exploitation;
o Coach client SMEs in implementing action plans.

Work performed from the beginning of the project to the end of the period covered by the report and main results achieved so far

Despite the availability of support and marketing of services through the Enterprise Europe Network, no SMEs requested any assistance during the reporting period.

Progress beyond the state of the art and expected potential impact (including the socio-economic impact and the wider societal implications of the project so far)

Despite the availability of support and marketing of services through the Enterprise Europe Network, no SMEs requested any assistance during the reporting period. No impacts are expected.

Related information

Record Number: 186427 / Last updated on: 2016-07-12