Periodic Reporting for period 1 - NORIMS (INNOWAY Key Account Manager and Innovation Specialists Services - NORIMS)
Reporting period: 2017-01-01 to 2018-12-31
The two distinct types of services under the “Establishing services enhancing the innovation management capacity of SMEs” a) Key account management under the SME Instrument in Horizon 2020 and b) Services to enhance the innovation management capacity of SMEs was in 2017 and 2018 offered as an integrated part of the general support services of the Enterprise Europe Network Business Cooperation Centre (BCC) in Norway.
Work performed from the beginning of the project to the end of the period covered by the report and main results achieved so far
During 2017 and 2018 49 (88) Norwegian SMEs received Key account management (KAM) services under the SME Instrument in Horizon 2020 while 6 selected SMEs received the services to enhance the innovation management capacity of SMEs (EIMC).
Progress beyond the state of the art and expected potential impact (including the socio-economic impact and the wider societal implications of the project so far)
The specific objectives of the NORIMS project in 2017-2018 was to enhance the innovation management capacity of Norwegian SMEs by reducing barriers to innovation and to ensure that more great ideas would reach the market.