Periodic Reporting for period 1 - INNCAS4TH (Innnovation capacity analysis and services for SMEs in Thuringia)
Reporting period: 2015-01-01 to 2016-12-31
In the respective period we have provided dedicated services to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), which were aiming at contribute to smart growth in Thuringia (Germany) by
• increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of investments in research, development and innovation and
• contributing to a better and more efficient connection of actors along the innovation chain.
The SME instrument beneficiaries very appreciated our support regarding coach selection as well as the coaches, who have received extensive support as well during registration process and our assistance in case of further questions regarding the coaching scheme. Connection with actors alongside the innovation chain, has become closer, which is last but not least also resulting from our host organisation´s general stakeholder strategy and STIFT´s involvement in regional RIS3 implementation panels. In general the services regarding innovation capacity building have been established in Thuringia well, whereupon rising the number of beneficiaries as well as the number of SME instrument proposers will remain a priority also in the next project period.