European project DepoSIt
Development and testing of the European Innovation Audit tool for Social Innovation
In order to help SMEs to fully realise their potentials and overcome market failures specific to them, public support to innovation in SMEs is available with a wide range of instruments and support services. Innovation support agencies play a substantial role as intermediates for SME innovation by designing and delivering the innovation support programmes.
DepoSIt Project aims at developing an improved innovation support scheme that focuses both on economic and social aspects. By the application of Randomised Control Trial (RCT) method, six DepoSIt Project partners from six EU countries, active and experienced in design and delivery of innovation support programmes, will test the scheme by engaging min. 60 SMEs and in this way examine its effectives.
As the project coordinator, Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum is responsible for establishing a project management structure and for the application of the RCT method during the first planning phase. At a later stage, SEZ will develop the new innovation support scheme and test it in the Baden-Württemberg context.
The implementation phase will start in summer 2020. Are you a SME developing solutions in the fields of smart health, smart mobility or smart living? Then do not hesitate to contact us to find out how your company can benefit from a free innovation audit in the scope of this project.
Project duration. 09/2019 – 02/2022
Participating countries: Croatia, Germany, Italy, Romania, Spain, the Netherlands