Title Successful Innovator - Prosperous Business - Effective Innovation Practices for Modern EU SMEs Sector
Project Number 2010-1-SK1-LEO05-01564
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text Main task of the project was to create an attractive and effective training tool for people working on various levels of organisation in SMEs, that have a direct influence on the innovation processes and innovation of products. Value added of this project is in "best practicies from the whole world", that can be used and successfull implemented by all employees with the goal to create an "successfull inovator" and together successful co-adventure.
SMEs provide over 100 million jobs in Europe. SMEs regard four factors as constituting equally important barriers to innovations: problems in access to finance, scarcity of skilled labour, a lack of market demand and the high cost of human resources. The main problem is, that the people are not educated in the field of innovation possibilities, innovation methods and techniques, that can help they radically to improve their qualification and jobs quality. The main aim of the project INNOBUSINESS is the 50% reduction of teaching time and 30% growth of innovation efficiency through the better knowledge and organization of innovation processes in SMEs. The people must be in SMEs as "successfull innovators and entrepreneurs by their own jobs. We want to offer for Slovak, Czech and German SMEs simple and effective tools for innovations. These tools will support the work of trainers - educators and people who apply knowledge of the innovation processes and systems (production staff, production managers, managers).
The improvement of innovativeness is perceived in joining the tools that were previously separate into one package. The project joins traditional training materials like trainer´s and trainee´s handbooks with a physical model which reflects innovation process and innovation methods, the PP-presentations, e-learning and simulations.
Project include 3 partners: (P0) IPA Slovakia Žilina, Slovakia, (P1) WOIS Institute Coburg, Germany, (P2) CPI, Frenštát pod Radhoštěm, Czech. All partners are active in the field of innovation and have primary interest to disseminate the innovation methods and tools knowledge and skills into SMEs with the goal to sustain employment and to raise competitiveness of SMEs (transfer of innovation in SMEs).
There are expected and was achieved the following outcomes of this project:
1. Competence profile and training needs on the national and European level for innovation transfer into SMEs
2. 5 multimedia training modules concerning innovation processes, co-operation with min. 50 enterprises
3. Tools for training of trainers - dissemination of innovation knowledge from training modules through in project educated trainers
The impact of this project is: the SMEs staff and innovators are more interested on innovation processes, increase the efficiency and effectiveness of enterprise processes, increase the competitiveness of enterprises and sustain the employment of staff.
In project was realised:
- research questionnaire in selected SMEs - oriented on the innovation, innovation processes
- definition of training needs, competence profile of successfull inovator in SMEs
- completely preparation of 5 training modules that were tested in selected SMEs
- development and realisation of 2 training games in the area of innovation and innovation processes.
In project was realised:
- training of selected employees in SMEs as innovator trainers for their own factory
- finalisation of training materials
in EN, FR, DE, CZ version
- certification process of training programme by Ministery of Education in SK
Open and distance learning
Recognition, transparency, certification
Transportation and Storage
program or curricula
description of new occupation profiles
Innovation - 5 training modules in slovak, czech, english, german and polish language
Training licenses for WOIS certified trainer
Research report about training needs by SMEs in the area of innovation and innovation processes