MAKEOVER: Innovation Management Support and Key Account Services for Triveneto Small and Medium Enterprises
MAKEOVER project aims at improving the competitiveness of small and medium enterprises in the Triveneto macro-region (Veneto, Trentino, South Tyrol, Friuli Venezia Giulia), in North Eastern Italy, in order to achieve the targets fixed by the Europe 2020 strategy for a smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. MAKEOVER project fully addresses the challenges of part 7 – Innovation in small and medium sized enterprises – of HORIZON 2020 Work Programme 2016-2017. It will offer services to SME’s to enhance their capacity in managing innovation. It promotes the importance of Innovation Management and SME Instrument among small and medium enterprises, providing innovation-oriented companies with two types of professional services:
(i) Key Account Management (KAM) for SME’s beneficiaries of SME Instrument
(ii) and support in establishing Innovation Management Systems (EIMC) for companies with high propension to innovation.
The KAM service helps selected companies to benefit from the advantages of SME Instrument by accompanying them in finding a suitable coach as wella as identifying and implementing their own exploitation plan. The EIMC support service helps innovation-oriented companies in identifying and establishing their own system of Innovation Management as a strategic asset for company growth on the market. The MAKEOVER consortium is made up by five Enterprise Europe Network partners that manage, technology transfer, internationalization and innovation management projects, according to their mission, and possess a database of over 10.000 client SME’s.