INSPIRE

What are we planning to do?

Analyze a wide pool of OI cases undertaken by SMEs across the EU
270 SME OI cases and 120 good practices identified;

Design and develop an Integrated OI Toolbox, including:

  • Sets of OI indicators to help an SME in the decision making and action planning involved in OI projects;
  • Management support modules to cover all phases of an OI project and support both internal innovation activities and external collaboration activities with partner(s);
  • Good practice case studies of OI in SMEs illustrating the points raised by the modules via actual real-life stories.

Test and validate the OI Toolbox

  • The Integrated OI Toolbox is to be embedded in a web plat-form and validated through focus groups and pilot testing in real-life OI projects carried out by SMEs across the EU.
  • Training materials for the OI management modules and the use of the INSPIRE platform are also to be developed.

Mobilize the participation and engagement of innovation stakeholders with a view to encouraging the widespread adoption of OI
A set of targeted workshops and outreach activities are to be implemented, including a feasibility study and a deployment roadmap that secures the exploitation of INSPIRE’s outcomes in the long term.


pdf Brochure Inspire v02 (1.03 MB)

Who we are

INSPIRE is run by a multidisciplinary consortium of ex-perienced organizations working in Open Innovation and SMEs and coordinated by the University of Brighton:

  • UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON (COORDINATOR) (UK)
  • LAPPEENRANTA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY (FINLAND)
  • INSTITUTE FOR MANAGEMENT OF INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY (SWEDEN)
  • VERHAERT NEW PRODUCTS & SERVICES NV (BELGIUM)
  • KINNO CONSULTANTS LTD (GREECE)
  • LITHUANIAN INNOVATION CENTER (LITHUANIA)
  • TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION INTERNATIONAL (LUXEMBOURG)
  • SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL (UK)
  • ESADE (Spain)

For further information:
Dr George Tsekouras This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Dr Kevin Wyche This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


pdf Brochure Inspire v02 (1.03 MB)