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Supporting Innovation actions in SMEs

Objective

The project aims to establish services enhancing the innovation management capacity (EIMC) of SME's of the Enterprise Europe Network.

Lack of innovation management capacity is recognised as an important barrier to creating economic impact (competitiveness, growth and jobs) from innovation activities in SMEs.

Horizon 2020’s SME-instrument foresees offering mentoring and coaching services to beneficiaries to address the need of SMEs of consulting service offers enhancing the innovation management capacity.

Moreover, in a survey undertaken in 2011 for DG Enterprise and Industry, SME´s and SME support organisations considered the inability to manage innovation processes efficiently and effectively as the second most important barrier to SME innovation (after 'lack of financial resources').The two partners of the consortium for the present project, IVACE and INFO MURCIA have both more than 20 years’ experience in providing services of Enhancing innovation capacity to SMEs in their regions.

More recently as members of EEN-SEIMED Network they have both been leading in their Region the provision of services in order to help small business to make the most of the European marketplace. Specifically services provided are supporting:

• Technology transfer
• Access to finance
• Advice on EU law and standards
• Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs)
• Research funding
• Going international

The Enterprise Europe Network SEIMED is therefore a suitable structure to introduce services “Enhancing the innovation management capacity of SMEs” and make available to SMEs higher quality innovation support services where these are absent or unaffordable on local markets.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/innovation management
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

H2020-EEN-SGA3-2018
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

INSTITUTO VALENCIANO DE LA COMPETITIVIDAD EMPRESARIAL
Address
Calle De La Democracia 77
46018 Valencia
Spain
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 110 533,75

Participants (7)

INSTITUTO DE FOMENTO DE LA REGION DE MURCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 47 375
Address
Avenida De La Fama 3
30003 Murcia
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
CONSEJO DE CAMARAS OFICIALES DE COMERCIO, INDUSTRIA Y NAVIGACION DE LA COMUNIDAD VALENCIANA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Plaza Alfonso El Magnanimo 12
46003 Valencia
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
CAMARA OFICIAL DE COMERCIO INDUSTRIA, SERVICIOS Y NAVEGACION DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Calle Poeta Querol 15
46002 Valencia
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
RED DE INSTITUTOS TECNOLOGICOS DE LA COMUNIDAD VALENCIANA REDIT ASOCIACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Avenida Leonardo Da Vinci 48 - Parque Tecnologico De Paterna
46980 Paterna
Activity type
Other
AINIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Calle Benjamin Franklin 5-11 Valencia Parc Tecnologic
46980 Paterna Valencia
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE
Spain
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Campus De San Vicente Raspeig
03690 Alicante
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRO EUROPEO DE EMPRESAS E INNOVACION DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Avenida Benjamin Franklin 12 Parque Tecnologico
46980 Paterna
Activity type
Other