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Establishing in-depth services enhancing the innovation management capacity of South West of France SMEs in 2019

Project description

Increasing SME competitiveness in Southwest France

The EU-funded MAGIC SWF SMES 2019 project will increase the competitiveness of SMEs in Southwest France (Nouvelle-Aquitaine and the Midi-Pyrénées territory) by delivering support services in innovation management. The project will also develop efficient and effective innovation processes and high innovation management capacity assessment services. It will identify weaknesses in the innovation capacities of beneficiaries of the Horizon 2020 SME Instrument, Fast Track to Innovation, and Future and Emerging Technologies - Open programmes, select suitable coaches, and assist the beneficiary through the SME Instrument project. The project will develop a tailored action plan to improve the capacity of SMEs with significant innovation activities and a high potential for internationalisation to manage innovation processes.

Objective

The project involves 3 partners of the Enterprise Europe Network South West France consortium which covers the region Nouvelle-Aquitaine and the Midi-Pyrénées territory. The general objective is to contribute to raise the competitiveness of SMEs from this area by offering support services in the area of innovation management. The project will also contribute to develop more efficient and more effective innovation processes and higher quality innovation management capacity assessment and support services. The support will be delivered as service packages to 2 groups of SMEs:
a) Beneficiaries of the Horizon 2020 SME Instrument, Fast Track to Innovation and Future Emerging Technologies Open: to enhance the probability of a successful exploitation of the innovation project results and lead to the sustainable growth of the beneficiary beyond the participation in Horizon 2020. The support service will pinpoint weaknesses in the innovation capacities of the beneficiary, select suitable coaches to address the identified weaknesses and monitor the coach-client relationship and to accompany the beneficiary through the SME instrument project
b) SMEs with significant innovation activities and a high potential for internationalisation: to enhance their innovation management capacities to be able to gain new international markets and leaderships. The support service will consist in an in-depth innovation assessment in order to develop and implement a tailored action plan to improve the SMEs capacity to manage innovation processes. The partners will use dedicated assessment tools: IMP3rove, Check’Innov and Innovation Way.
The project will last 12 months and will provide 63 support service packages.

Coordinator

CHAMBRE DE COMMERCE ET D'INDUSTRIE DE REGION OCCITANIE
Net EU contribution
€ 18 232,00
Address
5 RUE DIEUDONNE COSTES
31701 BLAGNAC
France

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Region
Occitanie Midi-Pyrénées Haute-Garonne
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
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Total cost
€ 18 232,50

Participants (3)