The Innovative Training Networks (ITN) aim to train a new generation of creative, entrepreneurial and innovative early-stage researchers, able to face current and future challenges and to convert knowledge and ideas into products and services for economic and social benefit.
Entrepreneurship and SMEs; Innovation; Higher Education; Horizon2020; Research; Fellowship;
Proposals are expected to define an outreach approach for identifying and attracting SMEs whose innovation potential and competitiveness could be increased as users of advanced HPC services, and a mechanism involving financial support to third parties, which will adequately stimulate such innovation potential of SMEs participating in the action. The focus of the action should preferably aim at European engineering and manufacturing SMEs.
This SME-led pilot is an innovation capacity building action to provide a grant at European level to visionary SMEs that can demonstrate that the skills required for a particular innovation idea are not within reach for them at national level (for example because the required skills are not available or not affordable for SMEs). SMEs are supported to employ a highly skilled experienced researcher (referred to as an 'innovation associate') for a continuous period of one year. The innovation associate's task will be to explore, during the course of his/her contract, the potential of their innovative idea and turn it into an innovation project.
Entrepreneurship and SMEs; Innovation; Capacity Building; Environment; Gender Equality; Aerospace Technology; Horizon2020; Research; Business Management; Translation;