Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have an important role in the economy. However in the Republic of Moldova the SMEs still exploit to a limited extent the innovation opportunities and propects available at European level. To link EEN fully with H2020 support to innovation, and future promotion of the SME instrument, research active SMEs and research institutions will also be targeted, together with students and scientists (with special focus a women in science and research).
Our approach is designed to ensure, therefore, that Consortium members, reinforce their cooperation with Horizon 2020 National Contact Points and develop their own relations with European specialists in innovation projects management, in preparation for more in-depth support to the SME Instrument (and other relevant Horizon 2020 action) in future.
Through this, the project partners would be well positioned in future to facilitate the participation of SMEs in the SME Instrument coaching process by informing and convincing the potential beneficiary on the advantages of participating in the coaching facility, identifying the suitable coach from a central database, supporting the selected SMEs establish contact and develop trust with the selected coach and create conditions for the complete involvement of SMEs in the complete range of innovation support available at national or regional level.
Field of science
- /social sciences/economics and business
Call for proposal
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Funding SchemeH2020-EEN-SGA - Specific Grant Agreement Enterprise Europe Network (EEN)