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CIP-HELLAS SERVICES TO ENHANCE THE INNOVATION MANAGEMENT CAPACITY OF GREEK SMEs

Objective

The project aims to support the innovation management capacity of Greek SMEs as a mean for advancing competitiveness and ensuring growth. Four partners of the Enterprise Europe Network-Hellas will provide mentoring and coaching services on all stages of the innovation management system, including the innovation process from idea generation to innovation results, leadership, management skills and other enabling factors, such as collaboration with R&D partners, clients and suppliers.
The service is of particular significance for Greek SMEs that have been seriously affected by the lasting financial recession and need support activities directly aiming at boosting their competitiveness and growth. The proposal addresses the specific objectives of the work programme, namely: a) Identification of bottlenecks in the innovation management process of SMEs benefitting from grants by Horizon 2020’s SME instrument and address these bottlenecks with the help of capable coaches, b) Increase the efficiency and effectiveness of innovation processes in SMEs with significant innovation activities that could potentially become beneficiaries of European support to research and innovation.

The service will be delivered by nominated experts of the Enterprise Europe Network-Hellas consortium. 51 service packages (7-days each) are foreseen to be delivered by the end of December 2014, to: a) Beneficiaries of the SME Instrument, b) SMEs with significant be selected based on a multi-parametric process, incorporating both geographical and sectorial criteria. National priorities for research and innovation in Greece and priorities of the Smart Specialization Strategy of each region will be taken into consideration. Common high level quality standards and predefined procedures will be developed for all partners to maximize the efficiency of the service.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/innovation management

Call for proposal

H2020-Adhoc-2014-20
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

ETHNIKO IDRYMA EREVNON
Address
Vas Konstantinou 48
11635 Athina
Greece
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 25 161

Participants (3)

IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 31 909
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio
Activity type
Research Organisations
ANONYMI ETAIREIA VIOMICHANIKIS EREVNAS, TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS KAI ERGASTIRIAKON DOKIMON, PISTOPIISIS KAI PIOTITAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 6 805
Address
A Viomichaniki Periochi (Industrial Area Of Volos)
38500 Volos
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SYNDESMOS VIOMICHANION ELLADOS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 9 587
Address
Plateia Morihovou 1
54625 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Other