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Enhancing the innovation management capacity of SMEs in Bavaria

Project description

How SMEs in Bavaria are getting an innovative boost

SMEs play a major role in Europe’s economy, which is why their ability to remain competitive and innovative is of grave importance. However, many of them struggle with this, limiting their capacity to contribute to Europe’s growth. With a focus on Bavaria, the EU-funded InnoBavaria_4 project set out to increase the innovation efficiency and effectiveness of SMEs, from their ability to generate ideas and incorporate them into projects to the production of successful projects. To do this, the EU-funded InnoBavaria_4 will deliver well-defined service packages to SMEs, helping them to enhance their innovation management capacity and remove possible innovation gaps and bottlenecks.


Overall objective of this proposed project is to contribute to smart growth in the European Union by increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of investments in research, development and innovation (both private or public), and by contributing to a better and more efficient connection of actors along the value chain. Specifically, this proposal will contribute to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of innovation projects in SMEs in the region of Bavaria. This will be achieved by the delivery of well-defined services packages to the SMEs, targeting specifically the enhancement of their innovation management capacity and the removal of potential innovation gaps and bottlenecks.Target groups of the service packages will be
1) SME beneficiaries in Bavaria participating in Phase 1 and/or Phase 2 of the Horizon 2020 SME Instrument (“Key Account Management” KAM)
2) Other internationally oriented SMEs in Bavaria with strong ambitions in innovation and growth (“Enhancing Innovation Management Capacity” EIMC).
'Innovation management’, as addressed by this project comprises a company’s complete innovation process from idea generation to innovation result. It includes internal enabling factors like leadership, management skills, financial situation, market knowledge etc, as well as external cooperation with third parties like suppliers, R&D partners, potential clients, and investors. This understanding of innovation management follows the specifications of innovation management systems provided by the European Committee for Standardisation in CEN/TS 16555-1.For implementation, KAM case tracker and IMP³rove assessment will be used for delivering KAM services and IMP³rove as well as IHC tool will be used for delivering EIMC services, respectively.


Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
80333 Muenchen

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Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Total cost
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