Call for proposals
Innovating SMEs - segmentation along lifecycle and sectors
The European Commission launched a call for proposals on Innovating SMEs - segmentation along lifecycle and sectors with the aim of analyzing new approaches to provide better and more efficient support services for SMEs taking the regional economic environment and smart specialization strategies into account.
Throughout an extensive analysis of existing and potential new approaches for the benefit of SMEs, this call intends to upgrade the skills of national and regional ministries, innovation agencies and providers of innovation support, such as cluster organisations, science and technology parks or development agencies that will gain a deeper understanding of the features of the innovation opportunities in diverse segments of SMEs and a panorama of existing measures supporting those SMEs that have a high-growth potential and may impact considerably on a country’s economy and society. In addition, the call will enable SMEs to diversify their portfolio of activities through the design of new services for specific segments of SMEs.