Skip to main content

Enhance innovation management capacities in Andalusian SMEs.

Periodic Reporting for period 1 - CESEAND INNO-ASES (Enhance innovation management capacities in Andalusian SMEs.)

Reporting period: 2014-07-01 to 2014-12-31

"The European Commission has placed a firm wager on an ""industrial renaissance"" in which SMEs are to play a leading role. Within this context, the role the new Community instruments have assigned to the Enterprise Europe Network, as a European-wide network of entities integrated into regional innovation systems, is that of being the lever and driving force for innovation management capacities in SMEs and, in the near future, as the organisation directly responsible for the provision of advanced services.
According to this call, this project has achieved the following objectives:
• To enhance the innovation capacities of SMEs in Andalusia in order to make them more competitive through the provision of advanced services.
• To drive forward non-technological catalysts for innovation in SMEs.
• To develop on behalf of the entities which comprise the Enterprise Europe Network new ways and tools to provide services to SMEs that contribute to enhancing their competitive capacities.
• To provide support to beneficiaries of SME Instrument, accompanying them in their transition through Phases 1 and 2.
• To identify future potential applicants to successfully take part in SME Instrument.
• To develop methodologies that can be enhanced through their integration into the Andalusian Innovation Ecosystem."
Evaluation of the existing methodologies focus to enhance the innovation management into the SMES and develop two different services more valuable to the Andalusian companies despite this regional Smart Specialization Strategy, taking into account the three main pillars of the Horizon 2020: Excellent Science, Competitive Industries and Societal Challenges.
Identification of the different target groups: SME Instrument beneficiaries among others with significant innovation activities and high potential for internationalization.
Description of the innovation management tools used in the project's implementation. More specifically, using the national 166002 standard adapted to the CEN/TS 16555 standards and the IMP3ROVE Tool: SWOT Analysis; Innovation Management system; Innovation capacities: (Ideas Management, Projects developments, IPR Markets needs and Financial and Non-Financial Indicators) and other specific techniques take into account despite each diagnostic.
Develop and assessment of both seven days services: Enhance SME innovation management capacities (EIMC) and Key Account Management (KAM) over the region covered despite both target groups.
Some of the following capacities and know-how have been transferred to participating SMEs through this intervention:
• Tools to gain an understanding of their organisation's context, especially the innovation ecosystem in order to turn it into a business ally.
• Help to establish the leadership and the commitment of the SME's management in innovation process.
• Techniques to successfully plan an innovation.
• To identify and encourage internal and external factors that support innovation as an enhancement of the business.
• To develop the innovation management process.
• A balanced scorecard that allows innovation management to be piloted and enhanced.
• An exhaustive analysis, including recommendations and improvement proposals, for its possible successful participation in SME Instrument.
• A tailored proposal of services managed by Enterprise Europe Network, which contributes to the enhancement plan's development.
Enhancing SME Innovation Management capacity.
Key Account Management.