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Establishing SME Innovation Management Services in the Austrian Enterprise Europe Network

Objective

The Horizon 2020 work programme names the lack of innovation management capacity as “…an important barrier to creating economic impact…” and accordingly as a significant challenge for innovative SMEs. The problem is exacerbated by the fact that consulting services to address these gaps are either not sufficiently available in certain regions, not affordable or not sufficiently tailored to the specific needs of SMEs. In the course of this action, the Austrian consortium will support SMEs in addressing these factors hindering successful innovation cycles.

Activities will be targeted at enhancing the innovation management capacity (EIMC) of SMEs and at providing substantial consulting and support services in the form of key account management (KAM) to beneficiaries of the Horizon 2020 SME instrument. The support will be delivered by experts well experienced in innovation related issues, working for the major innovation and research promotion agencies in Austria.

Services will be provided in close cooperation and coordination with the National Contact Points and major regional and national stakeholders, guaranteeing a holistic approach and a high quality of services promoting the successful introduction of Austrian innovations to the European and international market.

Coordinator

WIRTSCHAFTSKAMMER OSTERREICH
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Wiedner Hauptstrasse 63
1045 Wien
Austria

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Region
Wien Wien
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (6)

OSTERREICHISCHE FORSCHUNGSFORDERUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 40 768,00
Other funding
€ 40 768,00
STEIRISCHE WIRTSCHAFTSFORDERUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 11 760,00
Address
Nikolaiplatz 2
8020 Graz

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Region
Südösterreich Steiermark Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 11 760,00
BUSINESS UPPER AUSTRIA - OO WIRTSCHAFTSAGENTUR GMBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 16 660,00
Address
Hafenstrasse 47-51
4020 Linz

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Region
Westösterreich Oberösterreich Linz-Wels
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 16 660,00
Wirtschaftskammer Salzburg
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 7 862,00
Address
Julius Raabplatz
A-5027 Salzburg

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Region
Westösterreich Salzburg Salzburg und Umgebung
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 7 862,00
STANDORTAGENTUR TIROL GMBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 8 652,00
Address
Ing Etzel Strasse 17
6020 Innsbruck

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Region
Westösterreich Tirol Innsbruck
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 8 652,00
WIRTSCHAFTSKAMMER KARNTEN - CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF CARINTHIA
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 4 704,00
Address
Europaplatz 1
9021 Klagenfurt

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Region
Südösterreich Kärnten Klagenfurt-Villach
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 4 704,00