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What is the KISPLATFORM? KISPLATFORM is a horizontal support measure of the European Knowledge Intensive Services Innovation Platform (KIS-IP) intended to guarantee the effective promotion of the results of the KIS-IP sectoral partnerships. Its aim is to facilitate collaboration and coordination among all sectoral partnerships in the platform, both those launched in 2008 and those that kicked off their activities at the end of 2009. The overall objective of the KISPLATFORM is to become the key reference point for innovation in Knowledge Intensive Services at the European level, to help identify key successful companies in Europe in this area and to provide them with an opportunity to network and learn from each other and to share best practices through the KIS100 Club. It will also identify the key issues and barriers to innovation in the service sector and distil better practices for innovation support in this area as well as identify issues and approaches emerging from the sectoral partnerships of the KIS-IP, disseminate them and put them at the centre of the innovation support policy debate in the Knowledge Intensive Services area.

Innovation in Services KISPLATFORM

The Repository of Better Practices One of the objectives of the KISPLATFORM project is to compile knowledge and better practices on technological and organisational or business model innovations in services. This is being done by aggregating results, insights and material generated through the work of the KIS-IP as a whole.

Ensuring promotion of KIS-IP results and networking the European KIS Community

This material will become useful instruments not only for SMEs active in Knowledge Intensive Services, but also for the entire business community, innovation practitioners, academics, researchers and policy makers. This activity will generate two key outputs:  A repository of videos that will be accessible via the Europe INNOVA website. This repository will be populated with company presentations coming from the KIS100 Club regional events .  A booklet with analyses of the experiences of some 20 successful KIS SMEs in Europe focusing on the type of services innovation they performed and the resulting impact on the companies. For more information go to www.europe-innova.eu/kisplatform 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.

Innovation in Services KISPLATFORM

KISPLATFORM

Knowledge Intensive Services Europe’s Sustainable and Competitive Business Community


Innovation in Services

Knowledge Intensive Services Innovation Platform

Innovation

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Platform

The Horizontal Steering Group

The four events which will take place throughout 2010 reflect a new approach for the Club geared at identifying members by actively involving innovation support providers at local level.

The HSG is responsible for assessing and commenting on the methodologies and processes employed by the KIS-IP, analysing and validating the main results that are being obtained and identifying areas where further work should be undertaken. It will also encourage active communication of the partnerships’ results to a wide group of stakeholders with the aim to increase the overall impact of the initiative.

Innovation

Knowledge Intensive Services Innovation Platform

Knowledge

The KIS 100 CLUB aims to bring together the most interesting and successful companies in Europe with high growth potential in the area of Knowledge Intensive Services. New members of the Club will be recruited through the organisation of four trans-regional events across Europe.

The Horizontal Steering Group (HSG) is composed of representatives of various stakeholders and the sectoral KIS partnerships.

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The KIS100 Club

The Annual Partnering Event The Annual Partnering Event offers an opportunity for all stakeholders in the KIS-IP to come together and to discuss, debate and exchange best practices and build partnerships. It brings together innovation support providers, academics, SMEs, corporations, advisors and policy makers to discuss issues and problems relating to services innovation. Annual Partnering Events:  Brussels, February 2009  Rome, February 2010

The events will be organised as half-day sessions during which the hosts will get an opportunity to discuss the Knowledge Intensive Services sector, its importance for their regional economy and what they do to create the best eco-system for knowledge intensive services companies to flourish and grow. Local companies that have achieved the status of success stories will also be showcased.


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