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Services enhancing the innovation management capacity of SMEs in the Enterprise Europe Network 2017 - 2018

Services enhancing the innovation management capacity of SMEs in the Enterprise Europe Network 2017 - 2018

Objective

Successful growth companies tend to be significantly better at innovation management than average. However, most SMEs and SME support organisations consider the inability to manage innovation processes efficiently and effectively as one of the most important barriers to create European 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 wishing to develop innovation projects with a strong European or international potential.

Four partners in the Swedish Enterprise Europe Network (SweNet) are taking part in the H2020 activities 2017-2018 where Swedish SMEs will be coached. There are two SME target groups that will receive 132 7-day work packages:

1. 66 SME beneficiaries of the SME Instrument in Horizon 2020 – to be supported by Key Account Managers (KAM), and
2. 66 SMEs with significant innovation activities and a high potential for internationalisation – to be supported by innovation experts.

The specific objectives related to the first target group of 66 SMEs are to identify weaknesses in the innovation capacities of the beneficiary that hinder the realisation of growth opportunities and of the full commercial potential of SME Instrument participants, to identify suitable coaches to address the identified weaknesses and moderating the coach-client relationship and to accompany the beneficiary through the SME instrument project.

The specific objectives related to the second target group of 66 SMEs are to carry out innovation management capacity assessments using agreed methodologies of selected SMEs, to set up action plans to address these 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 act

Coordinator

Tillväxtverket

Address

GÖTgatan 74
102 61 Stockholm

Sweden

Activity type

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

Participants (13)

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RISE ACREO AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 183 351,25

STIFTELSEN DALARNA SCIENCE PARK

Sweden

ALMI FORETAGSPARTNER KRONOBERG AKTIEBOLAG

Sweden

BRG, BUSINESS REGION GOTEBORG AB

Sweden

LTU BUSINESS AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 92 926,25

RISE IVF AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 183 350

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

€ 183 351,25

ALMI FORETAGSPARTNER MITT AB

Sweden

FORETAGARNA STOCKHOLM MALARDALEN EUROPA AB

Sweden

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 739577

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2017

  • End date

    31 December 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 642 978,75

  • EU contribution

    € 642 978,75

Coordinated by:

Tillväxtverket

Sweden