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Innovation capacity building in Ukrainian SMEs and enhancing cooperation with European SMEs

Innovation capacity building in Ukrainian SMEs and enhancing cooperation with European SMEs

Objective

The overall / general objective of this proposal is to increase innovation potential and innovation management skills within SMEs in the all regions of Ukraine and to assist SMEs with potential for international growth via product, process, service or business model support. The project will follow a defined methodology to help regional businesses to increase their innovation capacity, to innovate profitably and also to successfully implement their innovative ideas on the competitive market. The EEN-Ukraine Consortium intends to enhance innovation capacity of SMEs by encouragement their participation in Horizon 2020 projects and provision of key account manager services to SMEs which implement H2020 SME Instrument projects. The secondary target group will be R&D organisations that will benefit from EEN services as well. The specific objectives for reaching the overall / general objective are as follows:
- promote and support SMEs from Ukraine in participation on the H2020 SME Instrument and other H2020 programmes;
- identify weaknesses in the innovation capacities of the beneficiary that hinder the realization of growth opportunities and of
the full commercial potential of SME Instrument participants;
- identify suitable coaches to address the identified weaknesses and moderating the coach-client relationship;
- increase the innovation potential of SMEs lacking professional support in the field of innovation management;
- help SMEs to select the most appropriate coach;
- explain and sell the benefits of the SME Instrument's coaching service to potential beneficiaries;
- facilitate the SME- coach relationship and ensure the effective teamwork and co-operation between the SME;
- secure close cooperation links between the Consortium and the H2020 National Contact Point, regional stakeholders and
other business and research support institutions;
- accompany the beneficiary through the SME instrument project;
- make the innovation system of Ukrainian SME more effective.
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INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS OF NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCE OF UKRAINE

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Prospect Nauky 46
03680 Kyiv

Ukraine

Activity type

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EU Contribution

€ 24 500

Participants (6)

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UKRAINIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY

Ukraine

EU Contribution

€ 24 500

NEW INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION LTD

Ukraine

EU Contribution

€ 9 000

TARAS SHEVCHENKO NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF KYIV

Ukraine

EU Contribution

€ 17 750

MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

Ukraine

DNIPROPETROVSK'S REGIONAL PUBLIC ORGANIZATION DNEPR ASSOCIATION SPOZHYVACH

Ukraine

MINISTRY OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND TRADE OF UKRAINE

Ukraine

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 770686

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 May 2017

  • End date

    31 December 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EC

  • Overall budget:

    € 75 750

  • EU contribution

    € 75 750

Coordinated by:

INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS OF NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCE OF UKRAINE

Ukraine