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Enhancing the Innovation Management Capacity of SMEs (by EEN), Slovenia

Enhancing the Innovation Management Capacity of SMEs (by EEN), Slovenia

Objective

"The EC has within its Survey of 2011, carried out on request of DG Enterprise and Industry (DG EI), realized that the main
barriers of innovation in the eyes of the SMEs, are lack of financial resources and inability to manage innovation process.
Since different understandings of the term ""Innovation Management System"" (IMS) have been noted the EC has supported
European Committee for Standardization to provide the stakeholders with a unified definition of relevant parts in the IMS.
According to this definition the most important parts of IMS include company's innovation processes from idea generation to
innovation result, but also leadership, management skills and other enabling factors, like the ability to cooperate with third
parties like RD partners, clients, and suppliers.
The objective of this project in Slovenia is to enable SMEs to bridge the knowledge gap in innovation management, get
aware of shortages and improve their internal innovation management system and/or focus on achieving market value with
their inventions. The consortium will achieve this objectives with providing:
1.) Enhancing the Innovation Management Capacity of SMEs. The beneficiaries will receive diagnostic of their innovation
system based on the standardized IMP³rove tool. This will lead to the formation of tailored action plan to improve the SME’s
capacity to better manage innovation.
2.) Key Account Managers – Facilitators for the H2020 SME Instrument. Key Account Managers will identify and source
appropriate lead coaches (from predefined pool of coaches), facilitate linking the SMEs to innovation support services and to
support the lead coach in delivering services to the SME. The SME Instrument participants will receive the most appropriate
services and support to enhance the probability of successful exploitation of the innovation project and to leave a footprint for
the future sustainable growth of these beneficiaries."
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Coordinator

INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN

Address

Jamova 39
1000 Ljubljana

Slovenia

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 24 307,50

Participants (6)

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RAZISKOVALNO-RAZVOJNO IN UMETNISKO SREDISCE UNIVERZE V MARIBORU

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 6 482,50

GOSPODARSKA ZBORNICA SLOVENIJE

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 9 723,75

OBRTNO-PODJETNISKA ZBORNICA SLOVENIJE

Slovenia

MARIBORSKA RAZVOJNA AGENCIJA P.O.

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 14 583,75

UNIVERZA NA PRIMORSKEM UNIVERSITA DEL LITORALE

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 9 722,50

JAVNA AGENCIJA REPUBLIKE SLOVENIJE ZA SPODBUJANJE PODJETNISTVA, INTERNACIONALIZACIJE, TUJIH INVESTICIJ IN TEHNOLOGIJE

Slovenia

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 674863

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2015

  • End date

    31 December 2016

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 64 820

  • EU contribution

    € 64 820

Coordinated by:

INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN

Slovenia