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KEY ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT AND ENHANCING INNOVATION MANAGEMENT CAPACITY SERVICES FOR LITHUNIAN SMEs

Objective

The aim of SME Coach LT 2018 is to increase effectiveness and efficiency of investment in R&D and Innovation by enhancing innovation management capacity of the Lithuanian beneficiaries of the funding schemes SME Instrument, Fast Track to Innovation ( FTI) and Future and emerging technologies (FET Open) under H2020 and SMEs with significant innovation activities and a high potential for internationalisation.

Specifically, the project will support beneficiaries of the SME instrument in identifying project-specific barriers and weaknesses and gaps in their innovation capacities that hinder realization of growth opportunities and point to suitable coaches to address the identified weaknesses. The Key Account Manager will support SMEs SME Instrument beneficiaries in identifying critical issues and gaps with regards to their innovation idea and guide them to relevant lead coach who will support the company throughout their innovation journey. To identify SMEs challenges, the Key account Manager will use a holistic and dynamic business innovation model, supported by Business Innovation Roadmap Tool, available under Creative Commons License from smE-MPOWER network. The second specific objective aims at SMEs that have significant innovation activities and a high potential but lagging innovation management capacities. To assess the performance of their innovation management system, we will use IMP3rove Academy’s diagnostic tool or similar tools. Further action plan will be developed. In supporting SMEs we will use action- based (and case-driven) learning approach to addressing identified gaps in the innovation system. smE-MPOWER tools will help support the coaching process.

Field of science

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

Call for proposal

H2020-EEN-SGA3-2018
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

VIESOJI ISTAIGA LIETUVOS INOVACIJU CENTRAS
Address
T. Sevcenkos 13
LT-03223 Vilnius
Lithuania
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 38 333,75

Participants (3)

Kauno prekybos, pramones ir amatu rumai
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
K Donelaicio Street 8
LT-44213 Kaunas
Activity type
Other
VILNIAUS PREKYBOS PRAMONES IR AMATU RUMAI
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
T Kosciuskos G 30
LT-01100 Vilnius
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KLAIPEDA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INDUSTRY AND CRAFTS
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Danes 17
92117 Klaipeda
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)