Strategic support & consultancy

Improving educational activities and ensuring the sustainability of the project services for ATHIKA – an Advanced Health Innovation Knowledge Alliance enhancing IoT and AI, 2021

  No. 601106-EPP-1-2018-1-ES-EPPKA2-KA Implementation period 2019-01-01 – 2021-12-31 Client: European Commission, Erasmus+ The development of novel healthcare systems based on ICT requires greater collaboration between healthcare professionals and patients, as well as technological experts, in order to identify those data and information that provide value in the provision of health services, ruling out what is harmful, not validated…

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Joint STEM lab facility

The National Industrial Research and Development Agency (NIRDA) is leading a initiative to establish a joint STEM Industrial Product Development Facility which will act as an industrial technology incubation hub for Rwandan based industrial innovators drawing on STEM to develop industrial products, access advanced technologies, acquire and upgrade technical industrial skills and improve business capabilities….

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Why SMEs default in Sub-Saharan Africa: the example of ARIZ

Using the example of ARIZ, a guarantee scheme financed by the French Development Agency / PROPARCO, this study determine the reasons for payment defaults on bank loans taken on by SMEs, and distinguish perception from reality on the ground. This study is the first to undertake an in-depth analysis into the reasons behind SME loan…

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Social Business Initiative (SBI) follow up: Cooperation between social economy enterprises and traditional enterprises

This study aims to analyse business cooperation between social economy enterprises and traditional enterprises. It also provides validated recommendations to support this kind of cooperation. The study investigated the different patterns of cooperation explored 16 specific aspects in greater detail identified best practice in EU countries and at an enterprise level The study also compared…

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Innovatives Wien 2020 Evaluierung

The strategy “Innovative Vienna 2020” (IW2020) is the second innovation strategy of the city of Vienna. It was drawn up in the years 2014-2015 and defines three goals: Innovation Goal 1 – Vienna as a City of Opportunities: Vienna creates optimal conditions for developing the innovation potential in the metropolitan region. Innovation Goal 2 –…

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Research careers at universities and large companies

This report presents a qualitative study of research careers; how early career researchers as well as recruiting managers and managers on strategic decision-taking level perceive the research career, and what experiences they have. Related issues such as recruitment of researchers, career support, and sectoral mobility between academia and industry are also dealt with. The study…

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Support to EU-India Innovation cooperation

This project focus on strengthening cooperation between European and Indian start-up ecosystems and reinforcing European presence in India in the area of innovation.  The project has two separate initiatives. The first activity under this project aims at connecting incubators, including coaches and mentors, and start-ups. Connecting coaches and mentors will allow connecting incubators which will…

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Supporting the WATIFY Campaign

WATIFY is an awareness-raising campaign funded by the EU Programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and small and medium-sized enterprises (COSME) (2014 – 2020 and managed by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) of the European Commission.   A core objective of the WATIFY campaign is to stimulate the digital transformation of European…

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