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Peer learning on ways to enhance good practices in SME innovation support using the Seal of Excellence

Objective

The recent EC decision to rely on a “Seal of Excellence” to recognize Horizon 2020 proposals with outstanding (but non-funded) projects, caused significant constrains for national agencies responsible for managing Structural Funds.

To address this issue, we propose a “Peer learning on ways to enhance good practices in SME innovation support using the “Seal of Excellence” (PEER FOR EXCELLENCE)”.

PEER FOR EXCELLENCE aims to produce a Design Options Paper for the implementation of financing mechanisms (public and/or private), that will help all European, national and regional funding agencies to harness the potential of the distinction provided by the “Seal of Excellence” to successfully fund high impact innovation projects.

PEER FOR EXCELLENCE will be based in the sharing of experiences and practices analysis supported by the twinning advanced methodology. This will allow the leveraging and systematization of the knowledge, not only of the members of the consortium, but also of all of the relevant European process stakeholders.

This work will be supported by an initial assessment of existing practices in European countries, and will compare them with the ones adopted by the national/regional authorities in each of the participating countries. This comparison will be made based on both the explicit and the tacit knowledge that exists in the participating organisations, thus enabling a process of peer learning among them (and with other interested parties that have similar challenges).

The submitting organizations have a relevant stake in the national/regional funding mechanisms in their country, where they also play a significant role as host organizations of the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN), supporting several SMEs that were already distinguished with the “Seal of Excellence”. This enables privileged first-hand knowledge of both parties perspective (funding entities and SMEs) on this subject.

Call for proposal

H2020-INNOSUP-05-2016-2017
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Funding Scheme

CSA-LS - CSA Lump sum

Coordinator

ANI - AGENCIA NACIONAL DE INOVACAO, SA
Address
Rua De Sagres 11
4150 649 Porto
Portugal
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 50 000

Participants (3)

CCI REGION BOURGOGNE FRANCHE-COMTE
France
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
2 Av De Marbotte
21070 Dijon
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
VLAAMSE GEWEST
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Avenue Du Port 88
1000 Brussel
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
FBCD AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Niels Pedersens Alle 2
8830 Tjele
Activity type
Other