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Services enhancing the innovation management capacity of SMEs in the Enterprise Europe Network 2019

Objective

Successful growth companies tend to be significantly better at innovation management than average. However, most SMEs and SME support organisations consider the inability to manage innovation processes efficiently and effectively as one of the most important barriers to create European economic impact (competitiveness, growth and jobs) from innovation activities in SMEs.

The objective of this project proposal is to address these problems by providing services enhancing the innovation management capacity of SMEs wishing to develop innovation projects with a strong European or international potential.

There are two SME target groups that will receive 74 7-day work packages.

1. 37 SME beneficiaries of the funding schemes SME Instrument, Fast Track to Innovation (FTI) and Future and Emerging Technologies Open ( FET-Open) under H2020 will be supported by Key Account Managers (KAM); and

2. 37 SMEs with significant innovation activities and a high potential for internationalisation will be supported by EIMC experts to ensure that the innovation management capacity of the SME is increased

The specific objectives related to the first target group are to ensure that SME beneficiaries of H2020 can exploit their full innovation potential. A KAM will identify weaknesses in the innovation capacities of the SME, identify suitable coaches who will address the identified weaknesses and facilitate the SME- coach interaction.

The specific objectives related to the second target group are to ensure that the innovation management capacities of the SMEs increase. An EIMC export will carry out innovation management capacity assessments, set up an action plans to address identified bottlenecks and implement the action plans.

Five partners: IVF, Acreo, RISE, LTU Business AB and Invest in Skane will carry out these services and all of Sweden will be covered (i.e. all three Nuts 1 regions). The coordinator, Tillväxtverket, will have the overall responsibility.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/innovation management
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

H2020-EEN-SGA3-2018
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

Tillväxtverket
Address
Götgatan 74
102 61 Stockholm
Sweden
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 0

Participants (12)

STIFTELSEN DALARNA SCIENCE PARK
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Box 760
781 27 Borlange
Activity type
Other
ALMI FORETAGSPARTNER KRONOBERG AKTIEBOLAG
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Kungsgatan 10
352 33 Vaxjo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BRG, BUSINESS REGION GOTEBORG AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Ostra Hamngatan 5
404 23 Goteborg
Activity type
Other
LTU BUSINESS AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 54 801
Address
Aurorum 1A
97775 Lulea
Activity type
Other
RISE IVF AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 102 100
Address
Argongatan 30
431 53 Molndal
Activity type
Other
UMINOVA INNOVATION AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Tvistevagen 47
907 19 Umea
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INVEST IN SKANE AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 51 050
Address
Dockplatsen 26
205 25 Malmo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ALMI FORETAGSPARTNER MALARDALEN AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Stora Gatan 16
722 12 Vasteras
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ALMI FORETAGSPARTNER JONKOPING AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Klubbhusgatan 13
553 03 Jonkoping
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 204 200
Address
Brinellgatan 4
501 15 Boras
Activity type
Research Organisations
ALMI FORETAGSPARTNER MITT AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Hamngatan 15
831 27 Ostersund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FORETAGARNA STOCKHOLM MALARDALEN EUROPA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Radmansgatan 40
113 57 Stockholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)