The link between small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and culture
2/ Support for innovation
Policy cooperation: Innovation Cooperation (PRO INNO Europe ®)
- an initiative which aims to become the focal point for innovation policy analysis, learning and development in Europe, with the view to learning from the best and contributing to the development of new and better innovation policies in Europe.
Cultural and creative industry related projects:
ADMIRE: Award for Design Management Innovating and Reinforcing Enterprises
The Innovation Circus: Challenge and Illuminate Regional Creators and Unfold Societal Strength
Partnership platforms between European innovation professionals
Innovation Acceleration (Europe INNOVA)
- an initiative which aspires to become the laboratory for the development and testing of new tools and instruments in support of innovation with the view to help innovative enterprises innovate faster and better.
The KIS (= knowledge intensive services) Innovation Platform
Here are examples of cultural and creative industry related projects:
B Creative: Business kit for Creative start-ups in IPR, Venture capital and Entrepreneurial skills
Project ImMediaTe: Improving the Value of Digital Media and Creative Industries through Innovative Business Models and Services
Enterprise Europe Network (EEN)
- provides a wide range of services to SMEs and entrepreneurs, helping them to access market information, overcome legal obstacles and identify potential business partners across Europe, including innovation support and transnational technology transfer services.