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Good practices in SME innovation support

Objective

Throughout the EU, the fragmentation of innovation ecosystems and the lack of interconnection between public national and regional agencies appear to be one of the main obstacles to securing support for the most promising SMEs. The GO-SME project responds to the need to provide financial support to SMEs and start-ups for the development of their innovative ideas. The aim of GO-SME is to share the best practices of participating research funding organisations (RFOs) and their mutual learning in designing programmes which would support SMEs and start-ups in an initial assessment of their innovative ideas so that they can progress to more advanced stages of innovation development.
To achieve this aim, a combination of the following activities will be used:
1/learning from best practices already applied in support schemes for innovative SMEs and startups,
2/motivation of agencies from widening countries to design innovation support schemes for SMEs and start-ups,
3/cooperation in the setting up of comparable support schemes and sets of selection criteria,
4/sharing of best practices in the work with (international) experts and sharing of their pools
5/learning from best practices in providing coaching and mentoring services to innovative SMEs and start-ups
6/mutual opening up pools of coaches and mentors
7/offering of special services to running projects which will be selected as the most promising by an independent international panel.
The added value of the project rests in its ambition to design national and regional programmes supporting innovative SMEs which could act as a pipeline for the EIC Accelerator and be part of the “plug-in” mechanism. At the same time, it can serve as a pilot project for a possible partnership co-funded from innovation ecosystems in the Horizon Europe programme.

Call for proposal

H2020-EIC-Mutuallearning
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Coordinator

TECHNOLOGICKA AGENTURA CESKE REPUBLIKY
Address
Evropska 1692/37
160 00 Praha
Czechia
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 96 756,25

Participants (14)

SERVICE PUBLIC DE WALLONIE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 23 875
Address
Place Josephine Charlotte 2
5100 Jambes
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
STARTUP EUROPE REGIONS NETWORK
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 5 375
Address
Avenue Des Arts 24
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
ETTEVOTLUSE ARENDAMISE SIHTASUTUS
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 23 875
Address
Lasnamae 2
11412 Tallinn
Activity type
Other
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 12 875
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
NEMZETI KUTATASI FEJLESZTESI ES INNOVACIOS HIVATAL
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 31 375
Address
Kethly Anna Ter 1
1077 Budapest
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER L'ATTRAZIONE DEGLI INVESTIMENTI E LO SVILUPPO D'IMPRESA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 23 875
Address
Via Calabria 46
00187 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MOKSLO INOVACIJU IR TECHNOLOGIJU AGENTURA
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 38 875
Address
A. Gostauto 12-219
LT-01108 Vilnius
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
LUXINNOVATION GIE
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 23 875
Address
5 Avenue Des Hauts Fourneaux
4362 Esch Sur Alzette
Activity type
Other
MINISTRY FOR EQUALITY, RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
Malta
EU contribution
€ 23 875
Address
185, Melita Street
VLT 1129 Valetta
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
ANI - AGENCIA NACIONAL DE INOVACAO, SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 23 875
Address
Rua De Sagres 11
4150 649 Porto
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MINISTERSTVO HOSPODRSTVA SLOVENSKEJ REPUBLIKY
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 31 375
Address
Mlynské Nivy 44/A
827 15 Bratislava
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
CENTRO PARA EL DESARROLLO TECNOLOGICO INDUSTRIAL.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 12 875
Address
Calle Cid 4
28001 Madrid
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
AGENCIA PER A LA COMPETITIVITAT DE LA EMPRESA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 43 368,75
Address
Passeig De Gracia 129
08008 Barcelona
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDAD DE NAVARRA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 83 875
Address
Campus Universitario Edificio Central
31080 Pamplona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments