Work Package 3

The task objectives are:

  • to define the state of the art of methods and tools currently used by universities in each partner countries for the interaction HEIs/SMEs, comparing strengths, areas of improvement and best practices, by HEIs and SMEs perspectives;
  • to define the most effective way to stimulate HEI/SME interaction and to establish long term collaborative research towards higher TRL and innovations;
  • to develop effective strategies and methods for optimal long term relations and collaborations with win-win situations for HEI and SMEs;
  • to define the best methodological approach (method and tools) to be used in the testing phase (WP4), focused on detecting the key processes for innovation in SMEs and the key competence/skills to equip industrial researchers and company staff to more effectively support innovation processes in SMEs.
WP3 ActivitiesShort DescriptionOutputsProgress
 3.1 QUESTIONNAIRES AND INTERVIEW GUIDELINESDevelopment of questionnaires and interview guidelines that used by all the university partnersOutput1: web-based questionnaires & interview guidelines
Output 2: Database of Pilot SMEs
Overview of the activity can be found here
Completed
 3.2 ANALYSIS OF METHODS AND TOOLS OF INTERACTION HEIs/SMEs: HEIs PERSPECTIVEAnalysis of methods and tools used by universities in partner countries for the interaction HEIs/SMEsOutput 1. Analysis for the interaction HEIs/SMEs
The SWOT analysis for Greek HEIS can be found here
Completed
 3.3TECHNICAL ASSESSMENT REPORT: HEIs PERSPECTIVEFormation of a report, highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of the methods and tools detected by HEIs perspective

Output1. Technical Assessment Reports

Main Findings from the first round of Greek HEIs can be found here

Elaborative results from the Greek HEIs’ Perspective can be found here

Completed
3.4 ANALYSIS OF METHODS AND TOOLS OF INTERACTION HEIs/SMEs: SMEs PERSPECTIVEThe analysis includes tailored questionnaires addressed to SMEs aiming to record their interaction and collaboration statusOutput1. Analysis of 10-20 SMEs/country
The SWOT analysis for Greek SMEs can be found here
Completed
 3.5 TECHNICAL ASSESSMENT REPORTS: SMEs PERSPECTIVEReports/country, highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of interaction detected by SMEs perspective

Output1. Analysis of 10-20 SMEs/country

Main Findings from the first round of Greek SMEs here

Elaborative results from the Greek SMEs’ Perspective can be found here

Completed
 3.6 TECHNICAL WORKING GROUPTechnical Meeting for the defining of the best methodological approach and the number and characteristics of SMEs participating in the testing phase for each country

Output1. Joint Technical Assessment Group (JTAG)
Output2.  Current methods and tools for interactions HEI/SMEs

The press release from the WP3 Second Joint Technical Meeting in London, UK, can be found here

Completed
 3.7 FINAL REPORT AND GUIDELINESFormation of two reports: – final report of the technical meetings & guidelinesOutput 1 White Paper
In Progress
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