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Enhancing INNovation management capacity of CATalan small and medium enterprises 2017-2018


Horizon 2020 call “Enhancing the innovation management capacity of SMEs” proposes advising services to SMEs with the
objective of increasing and accelerating the economic returns from innovation. The current proposal fully describes these
services and proves ACCIÓ’s capacity to successfully deliver them.
The services will be provided to two specific groups of enterprises: beneficiaries of the SME instrument and, SMEs with significant innovation activities and a high potential for internationalisation.
As the current coordinator of the Catalan node of the EEN (also for 2015-2020), ACCIÓ is specialised in promoting
innovation and internationalisation among SMEs and has implemented several successful programmes over the last 20
years; for instance it is currently providing advise services for the period 2015-2016 with IMPRove, Innovation Health Check (IHC) and KAM methodologies with an EU financed project called INNCAT.
The experience obtained, especially since the implementation of INNCAT, has given to our team of experts a deeper
knowledge of these services and therefore we are proposing that a minimum of 80 services will be provided in the period of
2017-2018 for enhancing the innovation management capacity of SMEs. It is 42% more services than INNCAT1516.
The proposed staff is fully committed to deliver the proposed services and is trained in IMPR3ove methodology and Innovation Health Check (IHC) and have a broad and extensive expertise in innovation and business support and, management. Moreover, 6 of the proposed 9 staff members have intervened in the implementation of INNCAT for the delivery of KAM and IMPR3ove services during 2014-2016.
Therefore they are fully capable to deliver the services described and successfully advise SMEs.


Net EU contribution
€ 243 410,68
Passeig de gracia 129
08008 Barcelona

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00

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