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Support to micro and SMEs to adopt innovative services

Title of measure
Full title in national language:
Aiuti alle micro, piccole e medie imprese per acquisire servizi innovativi
2015 to 2017
Policy objectives Plus
4.2. Organisational, process and other non-R&D innovation
4.5. Knowledge transfer and cooperation between firms (incl. technology acquisition)
5.4. Innovation management and advisory services
Presentation of the measure:

The initiative aims at contributing to enhance the competitiveness of the regional economic system and consists of direct aids for enterprises, aimed at supporting investments such as asquisition of qualified services, introduction of organisational innovations and ICT adoption.
This measure targets micro, small and medium-sized enterprises operating in extractive, manufacturing and services industries.

Budget, source and type of funding
National public funds 133333313333331333333
Regional public funds
EU Structural Funds 666666666666666666
Private funds
Form of funding provided
Policy learning
To what extent the measure can be considered as a success and worthy of policy learning?:
There has been a positive response by beneficiaries to the measure (e.g. over-subscribed in terms of requested versus available budget) but it is too early to judge results or impact
Evidence of outcomes based on evaluation and other evidence:

The beneficiaries showed interest in this kind of measure.

What are the most important “Do’s and Don’ts” that regional stakeholders should be aware of when launching a similar measure?:

An evaluation of the outcomes and value added of the initiative is essential to provide guidance to similar aid schemes which may be launched in the near future.

Would you recommend this measure as an example of regional good practice to policy-makers from other regions ?: