Periodic Reporting for period 1 - WEST-MED Innovation (WEST-MED Innovation Services)
Reporting period: 2015-01-01 to 2016-12-31
This project is important for the society since it will help the SMEs having potential of growth and innovation get one step further to achieve successes in the business environment.
The overall objectives are
• to help SMEs to unlock their potential by better managing the innovation process by “Enhancing the innovation management capacities of SMEs” which will be performed with a diagnostic innovation management capacity audit followed by an action plan which is a mixed typed of different support activities. By our consortium, it was planned to deliver 12 packages of “enhancing the innovation management capacities of SMEs” services to SMEs in the 2 year time period.
• to help companies which pass the evaluation procedure for innovation projects supported by the SME Instrument on commercializing their ideas and thus providing support for turning innovative ideas/research to commercial successes by “Key Account Management Services”, which focus solely on the beneficiaries of the SME Instrument. That will be performed with a coaching programme on the basis of project realization and leveraging partnerships to acquire know-how and funding. By our consortium, it was planned to deliver 2 “Key Account Management Services” in the 2 year time period.