Periodic Reporting for period 1 - INNO-HUN2015-16 (Providing services under Horizon 2020 enhancing the innovation management capacity of Hungarian SME's within the framework of the Enterprise Europe Network - 2015-16)
Reporting period: 2015-01-01 to 2016-12-31
For an organization, most importantly for SMEs, innovation means both risks and opportunities. The risks are obvious - the innovation may fail and the organization's investment spent on it could be easily wasted. Innovation audits weave together threads of organizational research; namely studies of innovation, implementation, and organizational learning. Measurement of the project impact has been and will be done with constant follow-up via email and telephone. Moreover, questionnaires 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.
Enterprise Europe Network consultants held presentations all over Europe, including several Hungarian conferences, disseminated all results and introduced the innovation services to the broad public. Several newspaper articles promoted the Network and its innovation services.
Within Enhancing Innovation Management Capacity service package, the innovation experts of the Hungarian consortium assessed a total of 46 SMEs, out of which 4 cases are still ongoing.