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

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.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/innovation management

Call for proposal

H2020-Adhoc-2014-20
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Funding Scheme

H2020-EEN-SGA - Specific Grant Agreement Enterprise Europe Network (EEN)

Coordinator

Tillväxtverket
Address
Götgatan 74
102 61 Stockholm
Sweden
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 0

Participants (13)

RISE ACREO AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 130 670
Address
Box 1070
164 25 Kista
Activity type
Other
STIFTELSEN DALARNA SCIENCE PARK
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Box 760
781 27 Borlange
Activity type
Other
ALMI FORETAGSPARTNER KRONOBERG AKTIEBOLAG
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Kungsgatan 10
352 33 Vaxjo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BRG, BUSINESS REGION GOTEBORG AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Ostra Hamngatan 5
404 23 Goteborg
Activity type
Other
LTU BUSINESS AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 65 335
Address
Aurorum 1A
97775 Lulea
Activity type
Other
RISE IVF AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 130 670
Address
Argongatan 30
431 53 Molndal
Activity type
Other
UMINOVA INNOVATION AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Tvistevagen 47
907 19 Umea
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INVEST IN SKANE AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Dockplatsen 26
205 25 Malmo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ALMI FORETAGSPARTNER MALARDALEN AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Stora Gatan 16
722 12 Vasteras
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ALMI FORETAGSPARTNER JONKOPING AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Klubbhusgatan 13
553 03 Jonkoping
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 130 670
Address
Brinellgatan 4
501 15 Boras
Activity type
Research Organisations
FORETAGARNA STOCKHOLMS AB

Participation ended

Sweden
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Nytorgsgatan 17A
116 22 Stockholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ALMI FORETAGSPARTNER MITT AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Hamngatan 15
831 27 Ostersund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)