On Friday 13th 2016, the SME Innovation Associate Initiative of EASME (Executive Agency for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises) was presented at the common Representation of the European Region Tyrol-South Tyrol-Trentino. As part of the Horizon 2020 Programme the new pilot action will support SMEs hire a researcher to bring their innovative ideas to life. Alessandro Quadri di Cardano of EASME presented the objectives and the conditions of participation for SMEs and researcher. Innovation in SMEs is often affected by a lack of access to specialised skills and knowledge. At the same time, many companies find it difficult to manage innovation processes effectively and struggle to recruit specialised knowledge as they don't tend to have extensive international Networks, the well-known brand names of large enterprises or their peripheral location. Knowledge that would be crucial to realize the innovative ideas of SMEs and that would allow opening up opportunities for innovation and growth for SMEs.

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In our recent issue of €uroflash (IT/DE) you find a detailed description of the Programme and how to apply. The Application deadline for SMEs is on 30/06/2016.

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