In-Business Growth Project, funded by the European Union under the Horizon 2020 - Enhancing SME Innovation Capacity by Providing Better Innovation Support, with specific objective of stimulating sustainable economic growth by increasing the levels of innovation in SMEs, creating new innovative methodologies to address the growing needs of innovative SMEs, to its further growth and internationalization.

Within the "Twinning advanced" methodology, four innovation agencies are cooperating to review each other's practices and benchmark their own, related to the design and delivery of innovation support programs for SMEs and will also compare them to those of third parties, collaborating in the present initiative. On a strategic level, the project will focus on designing and updating clear, demand-driven methodologies to improve/create processes to be efficient in the delivery mechanisms to the SMEs. The operational objectives are based on:

  1. Exchange of experiences & common analysis of the State of Art (experiences, projects, trainings, programs, methods, procedures) in the participating regions to identify the best practices and the lacks detected in term of entrepreneurial growth, using the Twinning process, and in reference to nine (9) innovation services categories described in the present proposal (see section 3.1 Work plan),
  2. Sharing of the results obtained and identification of the most efficient solutions for the design of the guide of best practices and the establishment of an innovative methodology.
  3. Transfer of good practices to SMEs and third parties.

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