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Improving innovation in business processes management of Eastern Europe SMEs by using qualified process innovation managers

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 027427

  • Start date

    1 March 2006

  • End date

    31 July 2008

Funded under:

FP6-IST

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 217 853

  • EU contribution

    € 2 273 060

Coordinated by:

CONSORZIO PER L'INNOVAZIONE NELLA GESTIONE DELLE IMPRESE E DELLA PUBBLICA AMMINISTRAZIONE DENOMINATO ANCHE "MIP (MASTER IMPRESE-POLITECNICO)

Italy

Objective

PIM aims at promoting Process Innovation within East-European SMEs through the development and validation of an ICT-based system to support innovation managers in implementing really innovative solutions in local enterprises in order to increase their organisational performance and improve their competitiveness within the enlarged market.

The PIM idea springs from the successful results achieved by the DIGI-Q IST project (2001-38157) aiming at realising ad hoc courses for SMEs' internal personnel and postgraduate students or freelance workers willing to act as managers and specialised technicians in e-business and quality certification procedures.

PIM will use the DIGI-Q experience and extend the diffusion of process innovation contents in East-European countries. Process Innovations that PIM intends to promote are related to all the contents (information, best practice, tools, experiences, etc.) helpful in supporting e-business and quality procedures in SMEs. So, PIM will allow to design and develop completely a new customized ICT tool to support SMEs in dealing with process innovation in the digital era, helping PIMs already trained in DIGI-Q (150 people) and those that will be trained in the PIM demonstration activity, in providing more powerful actions to help East-European SMEs gain competitiveness through the use of information technology.

The development of an advanced technological infrastructure will provide PIMs with a highly innovative relational tool allowing them to act as enablers of wide process innovation diffusion among East-European SMEs in order to enhance the enlarged Europe's performance worldwide.

Thanks to the involvement of relevant Certification Bodies belonging to the International Certification Network, PIM will involve a large number of SMEs and Managers (at least 120, 20 within each Pilot site) within the Demonstration Activities that will test the PIM platform in implementing the envisaged Project Works (at least 80 in the project).

Coordinator

CONSORZIO PER L'INNOVAZIONE NELLA GESTIONE DELLE IMPRESE E DELLA PUBBLICA AMMINISTRAZIONE DENOMINATO ANCHE "MIP (MASTER IMPRESE-POLITECNICO)

Address

Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano

Italy

Participants (11)

CQS - SDRUZENI PRO CERTIFIKACI SYSTEMU JAKOSTI

Czechia

GFI BENELUX SA

Belgium

INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM HOUSE KERESKEDELMI ES SZOFTVERFEJLESZTO KORLATOLT FELELOSSEGU TARSASAG

Hungary

ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI GARANZIA DELLA QUALITA

Italy

MAGYAR SZABVANYUGYI TESTULET

Hungary

MISKOLCI EGYETEM

Hungary

QUALITY & RELIABILITY A.E.

Greece

REGION PODLASKI NIEZALEZNY SAMORZADNY ZWIAZEK ZAWODOWY "SOLIDARNOSC"

Poland

SINEURA S.P.A.

Italy

SLOVENSKI INSTITUT ZA KAKOVOST IN MEROSLOVJE, LJUBLJANA

Slovenia

SOCIETATEA ROMANA PENTRU ASIGURAREA CALITATII

Romania

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 027427

  • Start date

    1 March 2006

  • End date

    31 July 2008

Funded under:

FP6-IST

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 217 853

  • EU contribution

    € 2 273 060

Coordinated by:

CONSORZIO PER L'INNOVAZIONE NELLA GESTIONE DELLE IMPRESE E DELLA PUBBLICA AMMINISTRAZIONE DENOMINATO ANCHE "MIP (MASTER IMPRESE-POLITECNICO)

Italy