WP3 (ACCIO) – Support services to beneficiaries

Task 3.1 Sharing of best practises on support services for SME beneficiaries (MoE SR)

The partners of this consortium that have experience with supporting coaching activities for beneficiaries, will share their best practices with other partners. The consortium will also learn from the EU experience (for example SME Instrument). This task will prepare the best practices report on support services for SME beneficiaries by participating innovation agencies (the aim is to include also the information from not participating agencies/widening countries). The report will feed the tasks 3.2 and 3.3.

D 3.1 Report

Task 3.2 Design of support services (ACCIO)

Task 3.2 will use outputs from task 3.1 and the experience and gained knowledge from Workshop 1 for designing of a support service scheme. It will be described in detail how to select support service according to the specific needs of the project, how to find and select the coaches, experts and their management etc The ambition of this task is to use a common database of international coaches and mentors as well as opening up of respective national/regional databases.

All partners will be cooperating on this task.

D 3.2 Report

Task 3.3 Establishment of the International panel and additional services based on its review (CDTI)

Task 3.3 will focus on:

  1. Establishing an international panel which will rank the most promising running projects from national/regional programmes of the participating RFOs and will deliver a ranking list of projects. The panel will help to define the project needs in terms of additional services for their scale up for possible EIC Accelerator proposal submission. The consortium will set up the rules for the International panel (its scope, focus, functioning etc.). Guidance for panel experts will be prepared. The best experts will be chosen based experience of the consortium partners and discussions led within the consortium.

  2. Setting up Workshop 2 (2 days, organised together with International Panel meeting) in order to discuss, apply and gain the experience from the Panel. As well as to discuss and agree on the main characteristics for the support services.

  3. Defining the scope of the tailor – made services, their design, their suppliers (consultants, experts).

  4. Managing the additional services and delivering them to the best ranked projects.