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Innovation Management Capacity Enhancement of SMEs in Saxony-Anhalt for the period 2019

Project description

Innovation management services to SMEs in Saxony-Anhalt

The EU-funded IMCESA2019 project will provide in-depth support services to SMEs in the region of Saxony-Anhalt to increase their innovation management capacity. Specifically, it will support the beneficiaries of the SME Instrument under Horizon 2020. It will identify the bottlenecks and help the beneficiaries to address them with key account management services. In addition, IMCESA2019 will deliver services designed to enhance the innovation management capacity of SMEs with significant innovation activities. The project will increase the efficiency and effectiveness of innovation processes in these SMEs with the potential to become beneficiaries of European support.


"The general objective of the described actions is to contribute to smart growth in the European Union by increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of investments in research, development and innovation and by contributing to a better and more efficient connection of actors along the innovation chain.
The specific action will deliver services designed to ""Enhance the Innovation management capacity of SMEs"" by providing indepth support services to SMEs. Furthermore, beneficiaries of the SME Instrument under Horizon 2020 will receive specific targeted assistance to support coaching assignments addressing specific innovation weaknesses.
To achieve the above mentioned objectives bottlenecks to the creation of economic impact in companies benefiting from grants by Horizon2020's SME instrument will be identified and these bottlenecks with the help of capable coaches addressed. This service to beneficiaries of the SME instrument in the context of a giving project is called 'Key account management'. In addition the efficiency and effectiveness of innovation processes will be increased 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, provided independently from a specific innovation project and focussing on a company's innovation management system, is called 'Enhancing the innovation management capacity of SMEs'.
Direct impact from the two actions will be a significantly enhanced growth and profitability of SMEs receiving the services as compared to a control group. Innovation processes will be conducted more efficient and more effectively.
Indirect impact will arise from the introduction of high quality innovation management capacity assessment and support services in the region of Saxony-Anhalt."


Net EU contribution
€ 39 407,00

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Sachsen-Anhalt Sachsen-Anhalt Magdeburg, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Total cost
€ 39 407,50

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