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 partners

Output1: The distributed questionnaires can be found  here
Output 2: Database of Pilot SMEs

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 analyses for  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 ReportsMain Findings from the first round of 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
Some first results based on statistical analysis for the interviewed 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/countryMain Findings from the first round of  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 countryOutput1. Joint Technical Assessment Group (JTAG)
Output2.  Current methods and tools for interactions HEI/SMEsSome first results that highlight the similarities and differences of interaction models among countries can be found here
Completed
 3.7 FINAL REPORT AND GUIDELINESFormation of two reports: – final report of the technical meetings & guidelinesOutput 1:Technical Assessment Integrated ReportA summarised description of the included results in Final Report can be found here
Completed
 
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