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Networking Innovation Room for Added Value Networking Alliances

Objective

The use of online collaboration platforms facilitates the access of SMEs to Open Innovation environments where they can collaborate, co-create and co-participate in innovation projects.

Despite these benefits, European SMEs have so far failed to embrace the use of online platforms to facilitate open innovation.

The Europe Enterprise Network, the most widespread innovation support service in Europe, is successfully addressing this challenge mainly by organising brokerage events or clusters around interested stakeholders.

However, EEN support services are very labour intensive, and the resources available are small, meaning many agents are unable to offer the level of support they believe is necessary. This often results in collaborations being set up, but then failing to realise their potential due to the lack of ongoing monitoring, support and management.

The NIR-VANA project will tackle these drawbacks through the design of a new service that will be provided by innovation agents. This service will promote the online collaboration for SME during the entire innovation process using an innovative approach based on ICT solutions, training and novel methods to support SMEs. Three members of the EEN a two other innovation organisations will collaborate in the design of the services that will be later tested by other 10 EENs and innovation agencies.

The project will develop an ICT-based layer that will facilitate the work of the innovation agents and will also promote a change of mentality of the SME. Some services will be provided online using a novel Networking and Innovation Room (NIR) where the innovation agents and the SMEs interact to develop innovation partnerships.

These services will allow direct and ongoing support provided by the innovation agents to the SMEs, links to other platforms/social networks, increased efficiency for the management and monitoring, and services aimed at encouraging SMEs involvement.

Call for proposal

H2020-INNOSUP-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-INNOSUP-2015-2

Coordinator

FRIEDRICH-SCHILLER-UNIVERSITAT JENA
Net EU contribution
€ 113 319,19
Address
Furstengraben 1
07743 Jena
Germany

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Region
Thüringen Thüringen Jena, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 113 319,19

Participants (7)

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 108 811,25
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 108 811,25
AGENCE BRUXELLOISE POUR L'ACCOMPAGNEMENT DE L'ENTREPRISE
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 87 455,68
Address
Chaussee De Charleroi 110
1060 Bruxelles

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 87 455,68
RISE IVF AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 148 750,00
Address
Argongatan 30
431 53 Molndal

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Region
Södra Sverige Västsverige Västra Götalands län
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 148 750,00
VENETO INNOVAZIONE SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 96 470,68
Address
Via Ca Marcello, 67/d
30172 Venezia Mestre

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Region
Nord-Est Veneto Venezia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 96 470,68
ISTANBUL CHEMICALS AND CHEMICAL PRODUCTS EXPORTERS' ASSOCIATION
Türkiye
Net EU contribution
€ 61 455,68
Address
Dis Ticaret Kompleksi, Cobancesme Mevki Yenibosna Bahcelievler
34197 Istanbul

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Region
İstanbul İstanbul İstanbul
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 61 455,68
FUNDACIO PRIVADA UNIVERSITAT I TECNOLOGIA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 119 437,50
Address
Calle Sant Joan De La Salle 42
08022 Barcelona

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 119 437,50
EASY INNOVA S.L.

Participation ended

Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 53 297,44
Address
Avenida Lluis Santalo S/n
17071 Girona
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Este Cataluña Girona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 53 297,44