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InnoSME: A project to support Innovation in SMEs from the new Member States

The InnoSME project intends to identify potentially innovative SMEs from the different ICT subsectors located in the new Member States

The InnoSME project intends to identify potentially innovative SMEs from the different ICT subsectors located in the new Member States, assess their capabilities, and improve their conditions in order to make them fitter for participation in RTD and Innovation projects of the FP7 and the CIP. To reach this objective the first step is to set-up national and regional networks of organizations interfacing with SMEs, such as business associations, chambers of commerce, local development agencies, public authorities or education and training institutions. InnoSME is looking for Stakeholder Organisations located in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Malta and Cyprus, integrated by or working with SMEs in the ICT sector, that can help the project identify existing SMEs and organizing events with SMEs (Workshops, Seminars…). InnoSME can offer a set of services (self diagnostic tools, training materials, and personalised assessment) available to the SMEs related with the organisations, events aiming to disseminate information and advice about SMEs participation in FP7 & CIP, as well as a collaborative workspace to share information and best practices with other organisations working in the same fields. The involvement in the InnoSME project will provide the SMEs with clear advantages such as learning about their innovative position and capabilities through self diagnosis tools. SMEs from the new Member States also have the opportunity to improve their innovation skills through personalised assessment and training, or to benchmark results and sharing best practices and experiences. To sum up, InnoSME provides a basis to boost SME’s Business: keeping them at the top of their potential. Accordingly SMEs can participate in FP7 & CIP Calls for proposals through advice and matching. The project is a chance for the stakeholder organisations to team up with experts on EU programmes and projects, as well as address SME members with high research and innovation potential with valuable funding information. The InnoSME project’s managers have a passion for concrete results, and are always ready to go and meet partners wherever they can be found. For more information, please see www.innosme.eu or send an e-mail to: francisco.loras@teleregionsnetwork.org maxime.bouillard@teleregionsnetwork.org

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Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czechia, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, United Kingdom