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1 Innovation Coaching Working Group
New Services for the Network 2014 & 15 Cédric “that nice man from Switzerland” Martin “that Brit guy with the odd sense of humor” Jasper “that bloody Dutch boy we will miss so much”

2 Agenda Future innovation services: framework and overview Cédric
Innovation Coaching Working Group | 16/10/13| 2 Agenda Future innovation services: framework and overview Cédric Dialogue with DG R&I and DG Enterprise moderated by Peter New innovation services – what it means for EEN partners Martin Dialogue with audience moderated by Peter Conclusion and next steps Jasper

3 The Team at Work Thank you  Working Group
Innovation Coaching Working Group | 16/10/13| 3 The Team at Work Thank you  Working Group WP leaders: Jasper Hemmes, Cédric Höllmüller, Caroline Gray-Stephens, Andrea Kindler, Martin McGurk, Monika Vrbková WG members: Maxine Adam, Hicham Abghay, Barbara Andreani, Søren Bjerregaard Pedersen, Nicolas Chehanne, Anna Kaminska, Nicoletta Marchiandi, Marjo Uotila, Antonios Viader, Gabriel Vladut EACI: Eric Koch and Gunnar Matthiesen DG Enteprise and Industry: Sven Schade DG Research and Innovation: Bernd Reichert and Igor Jelinski

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WG mandate Propose how to implement the future innovation services EEN will deliver under the remit of Horizon 2020, in particular the 5-7 day support packages for “Enhancing SME’s Innovation Management Capacity” and for “Key Account Management (broker coaches & facilitate coaching) for the SME instrument” Propose how to strengthen the embedding of EEN in the regional innovation ecosystem

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Nota Bene This presentation reflects the recommendations of the Working Group made to the Commission and EACI. Main focus: new innovation services delivered under remit of Horizon 2020, but the Innovation services under the remit of COSME are also integrated. Not included: Related Internationalisation services under the remit of COSME (but links are mentioned)

6 Strand A - Future innovation services

7 Future EEN Innovation Services - Framework
Informing SMEs on competitiveness For all SMEs interested in internationalisation and innovation General EEN information services, often 1 to many ` COSME provided by EEN adviser

8 Future EEN Innovation Services - Framework
` Helping SMEs for internationalisation and innovation For SMEs with a clear product, service, know-how, project or technology with potential for innovation & internationalisation Personalised advice and support services, Usually 1 to 1 COSME provided by EEN innovation adviser a sub group of EEN adviser

9 Future EEN Innovation Services - Framework
` Enhancing SMEs innovation management capacities For SMEs with real potential for international growth via clear product/service innovation but lacking innovation management capacities Personalised support services of several days, 1 to 1 Horizon 2020 provided by EEN innovation expert a sub group of EEN innovation adviser

10 Future EEN Innovation Services - Framework
` Facilitating SME coaching services in SME instrument For SME instrument beneficiaries Key Account Management of several days, 1 to 1 Horizon 2020 provided by EEN Key Account Manager a sub group of EEN Innovation experts

11 Future EEN Innovation Services - Framework
Informing SMEs for competitiveness For all SMEs interested in internationalisation and innovation General EEN information services, often 1 to many ` Helping SMEs for internationalisation and innovation For SMEs with a clear product, service, know-how, project or technology with potential for innovation & internationalisation Personalised advice and support services, usually 1 to 1 Enhancing SMEs innovation management capacities For SMEs with real potential for international growth via clear product/service innovation but lacking innovation management capacities Personalised support services of several days, 1 to 1 COSME funding, 60% Facilitating SME coaching in SME instrument For SME instrument beneficiaries Key Account Management of several days, 1 to 1 Horizon 2020 funding: xx service packages per country 1 service pack = 7 days

12 Dialogue with DG Research & Innovation and
Innovation Coaching Working Group | 16/10/13| 12 Dialogue with DG Research & Innovation and DG Enterprise and Industry

13 Signposting to non EEN services
Proposed levels of EEN services EEN baseline activities EEN level 1 activities Check entry level 2 / 3 EEN level 2 activities EEN level 3 activities Personalised SME advise on inter-nationalization & innovation (1 to 1) Exit Promotion of EEN support activities SME Feedback activities on EU matters Personalised partnering for SME’s internat. business & innovation expansion (1 to 1) Check SME’s need, commitment & capacity & for internationalisation& innova- tion Expert advice for Innovation Management Capacity Building (1 to 1) General SME advise on EU matters, inter-nationalisation & innovation (1 to n) Networking activities within and for EEN Expert Key Account Mana-gement for the H2020 SME instrument (1 to 1) Signposting to non EEN services

14 Current Services - awareness raising 1-n
` For all SMEs interested in internationalisation and innovation Funded via COSME Possible activities EEN promotion activities Internet pages Newsletter Articles Talks and presentations Info days Feedback activities SME Feedback SME Envoy Networking in the region Exchanges with regional stakeholder Exchanges with NCPs Networking within EEN Sector groups Best practice exchanges Training Working groups Annual conference provided by EEN adviser

15 Current Services: Advice and 1-1 Support
` For SMEs with a clear product, service, know-how, project or technology with potential for innovation & internationalisation Funded via COSME Possible activities Personalised advice Advice on markets, trends, regulations, IPR Advice on access to finance Advice on EU programmes Personalised assessment Potential of projects, new products/services, markets Innovation need, capacity & commitment audit Personalised partnering Business offers / requests Technology offers / request Research partner searches Brokerage events Personalised capacity building Training on innovation Training on EU funding provided by EEN innovation adviser

16 New service: 1-1 Innov. Manag. capacity building
For SMEs with real potential for international growth via clear product/service innovation but lacking innov. manag. capacities Enhancing Innovation management capacity Funded via Horizon2020 Step 1 Assess SME Innovation Management Capacity 0.5 day Step 2 Develop an Action Plan 1 day Step 3 Implement Actions to tackle Innovation Gaps 5 days Step 4 Final Report and initiate next steps 0.5 day Enhancing Innovation Management Capacity of SMEs Funded via xx service packages per country 1 service pack = 7 days to be delivered within 12 month max. provided by EEN innovation expert

17 Process for 1-1 Innov. Manag. Capacity Building

18 Innovation Management Capacity Building
` A new service to enhance SME’s Innovation Management Capacity A restricted number of packages are available, choose who to support wisely High level coaching provided by selected EEN “experts” (with the right CV, selected via call)

19 New service: 1-1 Key Account Management
` For SMEs with a successful project within the SME instrument of Horizon 2020 Facilitating SME coaching within the H2020 SME instrument Funded via Horizon 2020 Step 1 Assess SME Gaps and Needs 0.5 day Step 2 Identification and Selection of Coach 1 day Step 3 Facilitate Coach-SME-EACI interactions 5 days Step 4 Close coaching case and initiate next steps 0.5 day H2020 SME Instrument Key Account Management Funded via xx service packages per country 1 service pack = 7 days 2.5 days for SME instrument phase 1 4.5 days for SME instrument phase 2 provided by EEN Key Account Manager

20 Process 1-1 Key Account Management
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21 1-1 Key Account Management (KAM)
` The KAM will facilitate the coaching process for SME Instrument beneficiaries, coaching done by external experts To carry out a fast initial assessment KAM will need to be expert level (with the right CV, selected via call) KAM has a role in checking coach credentials helps the client choose a coach facilitates interaction during the coaching process supports closure of coaching assignment

22 WG recommends process to identify and select tools
` WG recommends having one tool for scoping coach assignment by the Key Account Manager to ensure common language WG recommends having an “agreed” group of tools to ensure a common language and to support the innovation expert to analyse the innovation Management Capacity of SMEs WG recommends criteria regarding usability, output, management and content according to latest European standards WG recommends process to identify and select tools

23 WG recommends to use existing performance indicators
“Strand B” - how to strengthen the embedding of EEN in the regional innovation ecosystem ` Local stakeholders act as local associated partners and the beneficiaries are SMEs The cooperation should be based on mutually favourable actions set out regularly, bringing measurable added value. WG recommends not to impose regional/local cooperation in the new EEN call, but to ask for an explicit strategy how to embed EEN in the regional innovation eco-system WG recommends to use existing performance indicators

24 Dialogue with the audience
Innovation Coaching Working Group | 16/10/13| 24 Dialogue with the audience

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Timeline Mid-Dec - Mid Jan. 2014: Call for the EEN under COSME April 2014: Deadline for the EEN Call Mid Jan. 2014: Invitation letter to EEN coordinators to submit “2014 proposal” for H2020 related EEN services March 2014: Deadline for “2014 proposal” 6 Feb. 2014: Information Day on the EEN Call under COSME 7 Feb 2014: Workshop on new EEN innovation services (recommended) New Innovation services for 2014, existing consortia “Normal” & New Innovation services for , new consortia

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And now? Report with recommendations will be published on Merlin Beginning of November WG Recommendations are under consideration by DG Enterprise & Industry and by DG Research & Innovation WG recommends transparency Merlin Forum / FAQ (to be set-up by EACI) Workshop back to back with Infoday on call WG members available (but we are not in the driver seat!) Yes, we KAM!

27 Contact: Someone else please

28 This has been a Desert Adventures and Bucket of Ice production
Innovation Coaching WG Thank you for Listening


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