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Enhancing the innovation management capacity of SMEs in West Poland

Project description

Enhancing innovation in West Poland

Several small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Europe have high potential to innovate and expand their activities into international markets. However, some of them lack the right skills and experience to do so. Other SMEs need consulting support to innovate and grow. The EU-funded KAM2WP_2020_2021 project will help SMEs in West Poland to increase their innovation potential and reach foreign markets. Two different service packages will be delivered to two distinct groups of companies. Key account management (KAM) services will be offered to SMEs that are beneficiaries of the SME Instrument programme under Horizon 2020. Services for enhancing innovation management capacity (EIMC) will be delivered to these SMEs that have real potential for international growth to help them develop their products and services.

Objective

The objective of the project is to contribute to and enhance the innovation potential and innovation management skills within SMEs in the West Poland area.

The project will follow a developed methodology to help the regional businesses to increase their innovation capacity and to innovate profitably.

The project will be implemented via 2 specific schemes:
1) Service ‘Key account management for SME Instrument beneficiaries’ of Phase II /EIC Pilot. This service will be aimed at SMEs which will be successful in applying for the SME Instrument Programme under the Horizon 2020 (Phase II). Upon the receipt of the information from the EC/ EASME, the project partner will contact the potential beneficiary in order to explain the service and convince the SME to apply for the coaching scheme.

2) Service: ‘Enhancing the innovation management capacity of SME’s’.
This service will be aimed at promising SMEs capable of growth and successful internationalisation that have real potential for innovation via proper development of their products, processes, services or business model but who lack the right skills, knowledge and experience to manage the innovation activities. The aim of this scheme is to first of all support those SMEs in order to make them unlock their potential for better management of
the processes linked to innovation.

Coordinator

POLITECHNIKA WROCLAWSKA
Net EU contribution
€ 23 750,00
Address
Wybrzeze wyspianskiego 27
50-370 Wroclaw
Poland

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Region
Makroregion południowo-zachodni Dolnośląskie Miasto Wrocław
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (8)