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EmpoweriNg (European) SME business model InnovatiON

Objective

Reaching the ambitions of the Europe 2020 and the Innovation Union requires much more than just technological innovations. In the academic community, Business Model Innovation (BMI) has for a long time been recognized as the key to improved competitiveness and innovativeness. However, BMI does not reach SMEs yet nor is there knowledge on how SMEs conduct BMI in practice.
Empowering SMEs to conduct BMI requires new approaches. By leveraging existing networks and communities, we will gather examples, best practices and insights into Business Models (BM) from case studies from each and every European region or industry, complemented with insights from other leading countries worldwide. The BM vortex will thus generate an enormous and rich library of business models patterns and managerial structures, provided on a platform, to support SMEs in these communities. We will also develop innovative tooling and provide them on the platform to makes it easy for SMEs to develop, evaluate and plan new business models.
The ENVISION consortium covers Northern, Western, Central, Eastern and Southern Europe. In each region a top-ranked academic institution in the field of BMI is present as well as innovative businesses that deliver smart and tailored BMI tooling and reach out to SMEs. We build on over a decade of joint work on BMI and BM tooling. We will build and maintain regional and thematic communities. In the communities, support is delivered to help SMEs transform and improve their BMs.
The consortium also includes partners and associated partners that will realize our pan-European reach to SMEs: on a pan-European level (e.g., UAEPME and female entrepreneurs’ network), on a national and regional level (e.g., chambers of commerce, family business organizations and statistical offices). The consortium also has linkages to EIT/ICT Labs and the European Service Innovation Centre (ESIC).

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/business model
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

H2020-INSO-2014
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 290 710,91

Participants (9)

TURUN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 366 250
Address
Yliopistonmaki
20014 Turku
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INNOVALOR BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 352 500
Address
Brouwerijstraat 20
7523 XD Enschede
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EVOLARIS NEXT LEVEL GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 373 750
Address
Hugo Wolf Gasse 8 8A
8010 Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERZA V MARIBORU
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 108 750
Address
Slomskov Trg 15
2000 Maribor
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE MURCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 121 875
Address
Avenida Teniente Flomesta S/n - Edificio Convalecencia
30003 Murcia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ACROSSLIMITS LTD
Malta
EU contribution
€ 127 500
Address
Hilltop Gardens, Triq L-inkwina
NXR 2641 Naxxar
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BGATOR OY

Participation ended

Finland
EU contribution
€ 155 603,15
Address
Korkeakoulunkatu 7
33720 Tampere
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KAUNO TECHNOLOGIJOS UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 122 500
Address
K Donelaicio 73
44029 Kaunas
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LEF MARKETING & EVENTS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 75 810,94
Address
Rijksweg 55 B
4529 JB Eede
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)