WEBINAR: Better SME’s for Better Innovation

Updated: Jul 24, 2020

The webinar will introduce participants to the improved methodology of segmenting innovative SMEs for innovation support. The speakers will discuss the issues of SME innovativeness and innovation support systems developed by public institutions. You will learn about the significance of the central topic of the SMEthod project, that is segmentation of SMEs by supporting organizations to properly match relevant instruments such as tax relief, loans, subsidies etc to different segments of firms. You will become familiar with the project’s new approach, which takes account of industry sectors, lifecycles, innovation cycle, and social and regional aspects, and enables stakeholders to tailor the framework to their specific needs. Last but not least, the speakers will review a decision support tool, currently under development by SMEthod, which will assist supporting organizations in data management and their decision-making process.

Project outputs will help European support agencies to better harness the power of SMEs by funding their innovation capacities in a more efficient and socially desirable way. The ultimate objective is the implementation of a decision support tool based on the SMEthod methodology.