Innovation in Services
The Toolkit Benefits The Entrepreneurship & Innovation Exchange â€“ the EIX - has been set up by the ACHIEVE MORE Partnership to deliver a practical channel for enhancing early stage business support. The toolkit helps SMEs and their coaches to develop solutions to many of the classic problems faced by young businesses. The EIX operates by bringing together major players in the incubation and cluster world in annual events and it also provides them with a platform for virtual online exchange of challenges, solutions and access to better practice.
The EIX, which is free to join, can be found at: www.eandix.ning.com
Join this free open community to find out what are the hot topics in building and supporting an ICT business today.
On target a toolkit for ICT business incubators and clusters ACHIEVE MORE is a partnership of 50 business incubators and 15 clusters focusing on the ICT sector in over 20 countries across the EU and beyond.
a toolkit for ICT business incubators and clusters
The aim is to identify better practice in the best organisations and to help transfer that to others in a continuous virtuous circle of improvement, supporting start-up and early stage business. The ACHIEVE MORE Partnership also focuses on identifying novel methods for funding innovation in the ICT segment, helping to accelerate the growth of SME ventures and increasing their chances of successful market entry through a business development toolkit.
Innovation in Services ACHIEVE MORE
For more information go to www.europe-innova.eu/achieve-more
The ACHIEVE MORE Partnership also provides access to tested business acceleration tools, which meet strategic and practical needs to understand and support start-up product development, discovery of profitable markets, building core team capabilities and assessing investment readiness. These are the great challenges for any young company as they strive for national or international success.
This European project is part of the European Innovation Platform for Knowledge Intensive Services (KIS-IP) that aspires to accelerate the take-up of services innovations.
This project is financed under the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) which aims to encourage the competitiveness of European enterprises.
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