Periodic Reporting for period 1 - INNO-HUN2014 (Establishing services enhancing the innovation management capacity of Hungarian SME's in the Enterprise Europe Network)
Reporting period: 2014-10-01 to 2014-12-31
The global objective of the services delivered under this project was to effectively contribute to the innovation-driven competitiveness and sustainable growth of the European economy via improving the innovation management processes of SMEs enabling them to get their products, services successfully on the market. The SMEs were accompanied through the SME Instrument projects and will have constant follow-up from the experts of Enterprise Europe Network. SME Instrument beneficiaries were thinking of handing in the Phase 1 projects for Phase 2 and two out of the three beneficiaries have already submitted their applications to Phase 2, as per our best knowledge.
With the Enhancing Innovation Management Capacity service, highly innovative companies were invited to participate in a thorough innovation audit. Numerous SMEs indicated their willingness to go through this audit in early 2015.
In the frame of Enhancing Innovation Management Capacity, innovation audits were carried out at selected companies which stated that they were capable of growth and internationalization. Possible gaps were identified between the SME’s innovation capabilities and goals and tailored action plans were developed and provided for implementation in order to improve the management of innovation processes within the given company.
Measurement of this impact has been and will be done with constant follow-up via email and telephone. Moreover questioners were filled out by the participants after each consultation regarding the quality of service and information provided and the expectation towards the possible results. Due to the information received from our clients we could summarize the impact of the service packages, i.e.: providing management with the information required to support a successful innovation process; motivating all employees to embrace innovation broadly and handle it as a priority, because they support the overall contribution to the organization and its customers. As an outcome of the service they cannot only identify “what” happened, but more importantly “why”, and which dimensions need more attention, improvement, and minor, or extreme change. This has direct impact on the decision-making process as well.