European Liaison Office of the German Research Organisations

Innovation in SME

Enhancing the innovation capacity of SMEs

"Enhancing the innovation capacity of SMEs" has the aim to develop innovation support activities for SME. This includes for example projects to support interdisciplinary cluster initiatives, networking platforms, conducting studies and develop information material or projects aiming at improving advising services in the field of IPR. The programme furthermore provides funding for the IPR Helpdesk and the support of SME through the  Enterprise Europe Network (EEN).

Most calls are implemented through Coordination and Support Action (CSA) or service contracts. The calls do not address SME, but agencies and service providers working with SME.