Presentation of good practices to strategic stakeholders
- Oct 25, 2016
The Technology Park of Andalusia, in Spain, is currently leading a European project from the program Horizon 2020 which aims to review practices related to the design and implementation of programmes to support innovation in SMEs. The first phase of the project In-Business Growth focused on the analysis of the current situation in the participating countries in the field of support programs for SMEs and the results are now available. Seventeen good practices have been selected and analyzed, focusing on nine themes defined previously, (1) Adaptation to the real needs of SMEs, (2) Demand-led approaches (e.g. KET applications to SMEs), (3) Easy access to the existing supports, (4) Promotion and Dissemination of the information, (5) Technology transfer; (6) Commercialization of innovation, (7) Follow-up of the progress of the SMEs, (8) Establishment of constant means of improvement, (9) Access to resources through networked development.
Indeed, after a year of work with various European partners, a manual of good practices has been delivered in terms of support to entrepreneurship at European level.
And next 15th of November 2016, several innovation agents from local and regional level including city council, regional government, University, European Business and Support Centre will meet to know these initiatives and discuss the potential for transfer of these initiatives.
For more information on the project, have a look in http://www.pta.es/es/documents/In-BusinessGrowth_web.pdf