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PROSME-INN Report Summary

Project ID: 643316
Funded under: H2020-EU.2.3.

Periodic Reporting for period 1 - PROSME-INN (PROSME SME- Improving management of innovation processes in SMEs)

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

Summary of the context and overall objectives of the project

The objective of the action is to contribute to smart growth in the European Union by increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of investments in research, development and innovation and by contributing to a better and more efficient connection of actors along the innovation chain by:
a) identifying bottlenecks to the creation of economic impact in companies benefiting from grants by Horizon2020's SME instrument and address these bottlenecks with the help of capable coaches;
b) increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of innovation processes in small and medium sized enterprises with significant innovation activities that could potentially become beneficiaries of European support to research and innovation but would not have effective access to consulting services for innovation management.

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

The main results of the action were:
- capacity and competence building for the two members of the consortium for delivering “Enhancing innovation management capacity and processes in client SMEs” services, using IMPROVE approach;
- actual delivery of the “Enhancing innovation management capacity and processes in client SMEs” service for 8 companies.

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)

The Impact of the action in terms of the service packages delivered can be generally described as follows:
- for the service package on “Key account management” for the beneficiaries of the SME instrument the impact cannot be recorded - this service package was not provided due to the lack of potential beneficiaries of the service in the geographical area covered by the action – NUTS 1 - RO3 area;
- for the service package on “Enhancing SME innovation management capacity” for innovating SME a general positive impact may be described, directly for the competitiveness and specific managerial and consulting knowledge of the actors involved, PROSME consultants and client companies and indirectly for the RO3 SMEs, as potential beneficiaries of PROSME services.

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