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Services enhancing the innovation management capacity of SMEs in the Enterprise Europe Network

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 674822

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2015

  • End date

    31 December 2016

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 457 345

  • EU contribution

    € 457 345

Coordinated by:

Tillväxtverket

Sweden

Objective

Lack of innovation management is one of the most important barriers to create economic impact (competitiveness, growth and jobs) from innovation activities in SMEs. The objective of this project proposal is to address these problems by providing services enhancing the innovation management capacity of SMEs.

Four partners in the Swedish Enterprise Europe Network (SweNet) took part in the 2014 pilot action IS/KAM where 25 Swedish SMEs were coached. The target for this project is to deliver 105 7-day service packages to two SME target groups:

1) SME beneficiaries of the SME Instrument in Horizon 2020 – to be supported by Key Account Managers (KAM), and
2) SMEs with significant innovation activities and a high potential for internationalisation – to be supported by innovation specialists (IS).

The specific objectives related to the first target group of 42 SMEs are to identify weaknesses in their innovation capacities, to identify suitable business coaches for them, and to accompany them through Phase 2 of the SME instrument project.

The specific objectives related for the second target group of 63 SMEs are to carry out diagnostic audits of selected SMEs, to set up action plans to address bottlenecks, and to implement the action plans.

The partner IVF, Acreo, Centek and SP will cover all of Sweden (all three Nuts 1 regions). The coordinator, The Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth will not be involved in any service activities. The tools to be used to assess the innovation management capacity will be IMP3rove and Innovation Health Check.
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Coordinator

Tillväxtverket

Address

GÖTgatan 74
102 61 Stockholm

Sweden

Activity type

Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)

Participants (13)

RISE ACREO AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 130 670

STIFTELSEN DALARNA SCIENCE PARK

Sweden

ALMI FORETAGSPARTNER KRONOBERG AKTIEBOLAG

Sweden

BRG, BUSINESS REGION GOTEBORG AB

Sweden

LTU BUSINESS AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 65 335

RISE IVF AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 130 670

UMINOVA INNOVATION AB

Sweden

INVEST IN SKANE AB

Sweden

ALMI FORETAGSPARTNER MALARDALEN AB

Sweden

ALMI FORETAGSPARTNER JONKOPING AB

Sweden

RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 130 670

FORETAGARNA STOCKHOLMS AB

Sweden

ALMI FORETAGSPARTNER MITT AB

Sweden

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 674822

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2015

  • End date

    31 December 2016

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 457 345

  • EU contribution

    € 457 345

Coordinated by:

Tillväxtverket

Sweden