Periodic Reporting for period 1 - EEN SACHSEN (Specific activities in the context of innovation support (HORIZON 2020) in the Free State Saxony 2019)
Reporting period: 2019-01-01 to 2019-12-31
a) Identified bottlenecks to the creation of economic impact in companies benefitting from grants by Horizon2020's SME instrument and EIC Accelerator Pilot, respectively, and addressed these bottlenecks with the help of capable coaches. This service to beneficiaries of the SME instrument in the context of a given project is called “Key account management”' (KAM).
b) Increased the efficiency and effectiveness of innovation processes in small and medium sized enterprises with significant innovation activities that could potentially become beneficiaries of European support to research and innovation but would not have effective access to consulting services for innovation management. This service, which has been provided independently from a specific innovation project and focusing on a company's innovation management system, is called “Enhancing the innovation management capacity of SMEs” (EIMC).