The project aims at managing directors and senior employees of SMEs and supports them in recognizing the need for innovation management and innovation processes introduce even the smallest companies, and to make practical usable.18 experienced partners from Europe, including 6"core partners”, will introduce the results of the project in six EU countries(AT,ES,HU,IE,IT,SI).

 

Whereas multinational companies are supported by specialists (via their R&D departments, innovation assistants or other experts in the field), SMEs/MEs risk to be excluded from implementing important innovation measures. There is a huge amount of tools, methods and theoretical material available on the theme Innovation (Management). All this knowledge is easily accessible. But why is it – especially for small businesses – so difficult to put "innovation" into practice?

 

The way we suggest in the 2inno.eu project is the DUI-mode: "learning by doing, using and interacting mode". Small businesses should learn very practical, in just a few weeks, how they can start concrete innovation projects and further implement them successfully. In customized workshops on "Innovation Management" we want to help them to close the gap between theory and practice, so they can find their own "culture of innovation". All according the motto „DO innovation now!“

 

The 2inno methodology – outlined below – has been jointly developed by 6 project partner institutions across Europe:

 

 

The consortium consists of six institutions from the countries AT, ES, HU, IE, IT and SI, which act as the main partner and are supported by further 12 associated partners. As the initiator, Hafelekar is entrusted with the overall coordination of the project.

Project Website:
www.2inno.eu

Project Duration:
October 2013 – September 2015

Partners:
Hafelekar Unternehmensberatung Schober GmbH (AT) – http://www.hafelekar.at
Instituto de Formación y Estudios Sociales - Madrid (ES) - http://www.ifes.es
PROMPT- Ltd. – Gödöllő (HU) - http://www.prompt.hu
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Chamber – Co.Dublin (IE)-  http://www.dlrchamber.ie
Camporlecchio Educational Srl – Bergamo (IT)-  http://www.ambergroup.org
Korona plus d.o.o. – Ljubljana (Sl) - http://www.innovation.si
 

 

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.