SMEs are the driving force of economic growth and job creation in Europe: 20.7 Million SMEs in the non-financial business
economy make up ~99% EU enterprises. 85 % of new jobs in the private sector created by SMEs provide more than two
thirds of total jobs (more than 87M). And SMEs account for more than 58% of the total gross-value added in Europe. For
SMEs, the backbone of the European Industry, H2020 is looking into completely new funding measures and project types.
The new SME instrument, which is used by the various industrial and societal program lines in H2020, offers not only a new
3-phase project development and implementation - from idea validation to market. It also offers those SMEs, which win the
race and receive funding, a new form of accompanying support: key account managers and coaches, which are meant to
help SME to keep track on their target of growth through innovation.
By providing key account management and enhanced innovation services, the overall objective of the BW-KAM project is to
enhance the innovation management capacity of SMEs in the geographical area of Baden-Württemberg, Germany, which is
also the geographical area covered by the EEN –BW. BW-KAM will target SME beneficiaries in the SME Instrument, which
are located in Baden-Württemberg as well as high potential SME with strong innovation activities and high potential for
internationalization and growth. SEZ will deliver up to 30 service packages.
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