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Establishing Services Enhancing the Innovation Management Capacity of SMEs in the Enterprise Europe Network

Objective

A lack of innovation management capacity represents an important barrier to creating economic impact from innovation activities in SMEs. The H2020 Work Programme “Innovation in SMEs” foresees support services via the Enterprise Europe Network dealing with this issue. The Austrian consortium will support SMEs in addressing factors hindering successful innovation cycles. Activities will aim at (1) providing substantial consulting and support services in the form of Key Account Management (KAM) to beneficiaries of the H2020 SME instrument and at (2) enhancing the innovation management capacity (EIMC) of SMEs. Services will be provided in close cooperation and coordination with the National Contact Points and regional and national stakeholders. KAM and EIMC services will be carried out by experienced innovation experts that are all also involved in the provision of EEN services. This guarantees a seamless support via the services provided under H2020 and COSME, using synergies but avoiding the duplication of services.
(1) Within the frame of the SME instrument partners will conduct company assessments, identify weaknesses in the SMEs’ innovation strategies and subsequently help SMEs to assign professional coaches. Coaches and SMEs will then develop a coaching plan and address these weaknesses. The process will be facilitated and accompanied by the EEN expert. Further support (e.g. the link to additional financial resources) will be provided and so the SME receives a vital service throughout the SME instrument project.
(2) EEN experts will also directly support a selected number of high-potential SMEs in improving their innovation management. This will be achieved through targeted innovation management consulting. SMEs in need of this specific type of consulting will be reached, which may not benefit from the H2020 SME instrument while showing a high potential for successful market introduction of innovations and international growth.

Call for proposal

H2020-EEN-SGA2-2017-2018
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

WIRTSCHAFTSKAMMER OSTERREICH
Address
Wiedner Hauptstrasse 63
1045 Wien
Austria
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 0

Participants (10)

OSTERREICHISCHE FORSCHUNGSFORDERUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 134 264,38
Address
Sensengasse 1
1090 Wien
Activity type
Other
WIRTSCHAFTSKAMMER OBEROESTERREICH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Hessenplatz 3
4020 Linz
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
BUSINESS UPPER AUSTRIA - OO WIRTSCHAFTSAGENTUR GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 50 595
Address
Hafenstrasse 47-51
4020 Linz
Activity type
Other
INNOVATIONS UND TECHNOLOGIETRANSFER SALZBURG GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 6 647,50
Address
Suedtiroler Platz 11
5020 Salzburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ICS INTERNATIONALISIERUNGSCENTER STEIERMARK GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Lindweg 33
8010 Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STEIRISCHE WIRTSCHAFTSFORDERUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 41 500
Address
Nikolaiplatz 2
8020 Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WIRTSCHAFTSKAMMER KARNTEN - CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF CARINTHIA
Austria
EU contribution
€ 29 950
Address
Europaplatz 1
9021 Klagenfurt
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
WIRTSCHAFTSKAMMER TIROL
Austria
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Wilhelm-greil-strasse 7
6020 Innsbruck
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
STANDORTAGENTUR TIROL GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 41 505
Address
Ing Etzel Strasse 17
6020 Innsbruck
Activity type
Other
WIRTSCHAFTSKAMMER VORARLBERG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Wichnergasse 9
6800 Feldkirch
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)