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EmpoweriNg (European) SME business model InnovatiON

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).
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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)

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TURUN YLIOPISTO

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 366 250

INNOVALOR BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 352 500

EVOLARIS NEXT LEVEL GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 373 750

UNIVERZA V MARIBORU

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 108 750

UNIVERSIDAD DE MURCIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 121 875

ACROSSLIMITS LTD

Malta

EU Contribution

€ 127 500

BGATOR OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 155 603,15

KAUNO TECHNOLOGIJOS UNIVERSITETAS

Lithuania

EU Contribution

€ 122 500

LEF MARKETING & EVENTS BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 75 810,94

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 645791

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2015

  • End date

    31 January 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.6.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 095 250

  • EU contribution

    € 3 095 250

Coordinated by:

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands