A knowledge Alliance in Eco-Innovation Entrepreneurship to Boost SMEs Competitiveness
|Priority axis||Enterpreneurship and Innovation|
|Specific Objective||Territories of Knowledge|
|Call||1st Call for Project Proposals|
|Lead Partner||University of Macedonia, Department of Economics|
Agency for Promotion of Entrepreneurship
Bulgarian Industrial Association, Union of the Bulgarian Business
Cypriot Enterprise Link
Cyprus University of Technology
Federation of Industries of Northern Greece
Trakia University - Stara Zagora
University "St. Kliment Ohridski" – Bitola, Faculty of Economics-Prilep
Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Ioannina
Youth Entrepreneurship – NE
The SMecoMP’s main outputs are:
- SMecoMP Transnational Network of academics, SME’s staff and other stakeholders, that strengthens their collaboration and improves their capacities,
·development of a learning-outcomes based curricula and 4 training modules, focusing on Eco-Innovation and Entrepreneurship (EIE) knowledge and skills, catering to the needs of SMEs' staff and young entrepreneurs;
- vestablishment of the SMecoMP pre-Incubator program for individual entrepreneurs to receive training, coaching and mentoring;
- customization of an ICT training platform to deliver blended learning courses on EIE.
HEIs’ participation in SMecoMP will improve their understanding of actual markets’ needs and thus their curricula and enhance cooperation with businesses. SMEs will benefit from receiving training for their staff in sustainable practices, improving economic performance and competitiveness. SMEs’ staff will improve their skills and competences, enhancing their performance at current occupation and also their employment opportunities. Young entrepreneurs will be supported to develop their ideas by receiving services such as management training, mentoring, coaching and networking connections
SMecoMP activities will be implemented by a well-balanced and -structured partnership including 4 HEIs, 2 SMEs' umbrella organizations with VET centers and 2 entities promoting and supporting innovation and entrepreneurship. SMecoMP partnership comes from Greece, FYROM, Bulgaria and Cyprus and incorporates 2 observer partners, one with a permanent delegation in Albania.
All SMecoMP activities will be implemented, jointly by all partners, within the framework of 6 Work packages. The SMecoMP’s communication and dissemination plan ensures the effective implementation of project’s information and publicity goals and the necessary provisions have been foreseen for the project’s sustainability.