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Innovation capacity building in Ukrainian SMEs and enhancing cooperation with European SMEs

Objective

The overall / general objective of this proposal is to increase innovation potential and innovation management skills within SMEs in the all regions of Ukraine and to assist SMEs with potential for international growth via product, process, service or business model support. The project will follow a defined methodology to help regional businesses to increase their innovation capacity, to innovate profitably and also to successfully implement their innovative ideas on the competitive market. The EEN-Ukraine Consortium intends to enhance innovation capacity of SMEs by encouragement their participation in Horizon 2020 projects and provision of key account manager services to SMEs which implement H2020 SME Instrument projects. The secondary target group will be R&D organisations that will benefit from EEN services as well. The specific objectives for reaching the overall / general objective are as follows:
- promote and support SMEs from Ukraine in participation on the H2020 SME Instrument and other H2020 programmes;
- identify weaknesses in the innovation capacities of the beneficiary that hinder the realization of growth opportunities and of
the full commercial potential of SME Instrument participants;
- identify suitable coaches to address the identified weaknesses and moderating the coach-client relationship;
- increase the innovation potential of SMEs lacking professional support in the field of innovation management;
- help SMEs to select the most appropriate coach;
- explain and sell the benefits of the SME Instrument's coaching service to potential beneficiaries;
- facilitate the SME- coach relationship and ensure the effective teamwork and co-operation between the SME;
- secure close cooperation links between the Consortium and the H2020 National Contact Point, regional stakeholders and
other business and research support institutions;
- accompany the beneficiary through the SME instrument project;
- make the innovation system of Ukrainian SME more effective.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/innovation management

Call for proposal

H2020-EEN-SGA2-2017-1
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS OF NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCE OF UKRAINE
Address
Prospect Nauky 46
03680 Kyiv
Ukraine
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 24 500

Participants (6)

UKRAINIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
Ukraine
EU contribution
€ 24 500
Address
Velyka Zhytomyrska Str 33
01601 Kyiv
Activity type
Other
NEW INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION LTD
Ukraine
EU contribution
€ 9 000
Address
Vandy Vasilevskoy 7 Str Of 703
03055 Kiev
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TARAS SHEVCHENKO NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF KYIV
Ukraine
EU contribution
€ 17 750
Address
Volodymyrska St 60
01033 Kyiv
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Ukraine
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Mykhailivska Square 1
01018 Kyiv
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
DNIPROPETROVSK'S REGIONAL PUBLIC ORGANIZATION DNEPR ASSOCIATION SPOZHYVACH
Ukraine
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Chicherina Street 74
49006 Dnipropetrovsk
Activity type
Other
MINISTRY OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND TRADE OF UKRAINE
Ukraine
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Hrushevskoho St 12/2
01008 Kyiv
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)