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Study on the effectiveness of public innovation support for SMEs in Europe: Clusters can help!

  • European Commission

The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (EASME) is involved in implementing parts of the H2020 programme on behalf of the European Commission. They have recently launched a study on the effectiveness of public innovation support for SMEs in Europe.

The study aims to understand:

•       the main factors hampering innovation in SMEs, particularly in the light of recent technological and market developments;
•       the forms of innovation support received by SMEs over the last three years;
•       the level of satisfaction of SMEs regarding the support received;
•       gaps in existing SME innovation support;
•       effectiveness and impact of the INNOSUP actions funded under H2020.

As part of the study, CSIL - Centre for Industrial Studies (Italy) is launching a survey to investigate the views of SMEs and innovation support intermediaries (including industrial clusters) concerning innovation activities and related public support for SMEs in Europe.

Therefore, we are inviting you to complete the on-line questionnaire which can be accessed at the following link: https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/Public_Innovation_Support_SME  

The survey will remain open until 12th June 2020.

Before starting, please select your favourite language in the box on the right of the page. The questionnaire will require around 15 minutes to complete. All the information provided will be anonymised for analysis and will be treated confidentially.

Ms. Francesca Monaco is available as your direct contact point for any specific questions ([email protected], +39 02 84 14 60 89).

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