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COaching and Mentoring of sMEs for Research CommercIALISation and Exploitation

Objective

The Commercialise project will be to provide knowledge to the European Commission, enabling them to implement an efficient and effective coaching and mentoring scheme to increase the commercialisation of R&D results from the dedicated SME instruments in Horizon 2020. Despite high demand, existing programmes to support SMEs have not delivered the impact on Europe expected. As stated in the 2013 Research for SME Work Programme, “Too many good ideas and research results are not commercially exploited because companies lack the skills, competencies and capabilities to develop and to implement strategic business plans ensuring deployment and commercialisation of innovation.” Growth coaching has been shown across Europe to effectively eliminate the barriers to growing through innovation, and many lessons can be learned and applied to the EC's dedicated SME instrument. Commercialise will take a structured approach to assessing existing coaching and mentoring programmes of relevance, using this knowledge to design best-in-class support, and piloting the support in challenging environments across Europe to ensure the model is robust and ready to be applied. As shown in this proposal, we believe a well-designed coaching and mentoring programme could increase the European GVA generated by the dedicated SME instrument by up to €1.7 billion.

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2013
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

PERA CONSULTING (UK) LIMITED
Address
Nottingham Road
LE13 0PB Melton Mowbray Leicestershire
United Kingdom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 407 398
Administrative Contact
Rebecca Littlewood (Mrs.)

Participants (6)

TURKIYE TEKNOLOJI GELISTIRME VAKFI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 105 668
Address
Cyberpark Cyberplaza B Blok Kat 5-6
06800 Ankara
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mine Küçükkiremitçi (Mrs.)
POLSKA AGENCJA ROZWOJU PRZEDSIEBIORCZOSCI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 28 246
Address
Panska 81-83
00834 Warszawa
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Monika łuczak (Ms.)
CENTRO PARA EL DESARROLLO TECNOLOGICO INDUSTRIAL.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 38 594
Address
Calle Cid 4
28001 Madrid
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Javier Ponce (Mr.)
ACCELERACE MANAGEMENT AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 74 204
Address
Fruebjergvej 3
2100 Kobenhaven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Morten Jensen (Mr.)
INNOVAATIORAHOITUSKESKUS BUSINESS FINLAND
Finland
EU contribution
€ 35 096
Address
Po Box 69
00101 Helsinki
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Aira Korva (Mrs.)
THE EUROPEAN MENTORING & COACHING COUNCIL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 50 076
Address
Scepterstraat 63A
1050 Brussel
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Irena Sobolewska (Mrs.)