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enhancing Innovation and Key Account Management by sme2EU

Objective

The proposal aims at providing the two new Enterprise Europe Network services:
1) Enhancing SME’s Innovation Management Capacity (EIMC) for innovating SMEs, and
2) Key Account Management (KAM) for SME Instrument beneficiaries
in the three Italian regions covered by the EEN consortium “SME2EU”: Tuscany, Marche and Umbria.
These new services will be provided in an additional but integrated way to the usual EEN activities related to the SME competitiveness and innovation.

The objective of the I-KAM2EU proposal is to improve the innovation management capacity of SMEs in order to enhance their competitiveness.
The establishment of an internal innovation management system will allow the SMEs to become more innovative and to achieve more success with their product, service and process. This would foster SME’s results, value and competitiveness. SMEs are often not able to adequately develop their management innovation systems and there are no local available services that help them to go in this direction. The proposal will establish services to make available the opportunity for a SME to have a rational and structured support to develop and maintain an internal innovation management system
Moreover, I-KAM2EU will support the SME Instrument beneficiaries to enhance the probability of successful exploitation of their project and to leave a footprint for the their future sustainable growth.

The EICM service is targeted to a number of selected SMEs who are developing innovative products or services and with high potential for international competitiveness, but who have poor knowledge or skills or ability to manage the innovation processes. The partners agreed to make use of “IMP³rove” as core tool for the assessment phase of the service.
The KAM service is reserved to SME Instrument Phase 1 or Phase 2 beneficiaries located in the three Italian regions covered by the proposal.

I-KAM2EU will provide 83 EIMC and 13 KAM services for a total of 96 services in 2015-2016.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/innovation management
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

H2020-Adhoc-2014-20
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Funding Scheme

H2020-EEN-SGA - Specific Grant Agreement Enterprise Europe Network (EEN)

Coordinator

PROMOFIRENZE AZIENDA SPECIALE DELLACAMERA DI COMMERCIO INDUSTRIA ARTIGIANATO E AGRICOLTURA DI FIRENZE
Address
Piazza Dei Giudici 3
50122 Firenze
Italy
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 0

Participants (6)

CONFINDUSTRIA TOSCANA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 59 241
Address
Piazza Della Repubblica 6 Palazzo Levi
50123 Firenze
Activity type
Other
EUROSPORTELLO CONFESERCENTI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 44 173,50
Address
Via Pistoiese 155
50145 Firenze
Activity type
Other
CAMERA DI COMMERCIO INDUSTRIA ARTIGIANATO E AGRICOLTURA DELLE MARCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 33 388,60
Address
Largo Xxiv Maggio 1
60123 Ancona
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
ASSOCIAZIONE COMPAGNIA DELLE OPEREDI PESARO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 22 533
Address
Via Barignani 30
61100 Pesaro
Activity type
Other
CENTRO PER LA PROMOZIONE DELL INTERNAZIONALIZZAZIONE DELLE IMPRESE UMBRE

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 27 689,20
Address
Via Cacciatori Delle Alpi 42
06121 Perugia
Activity type
Other
SOCIETA REGIONALE PER LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO DELL UMBRIA - SVILUPPUMBRIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 38 327,80
Address
Via Don Bosco 11
06121 Perugia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)