Call for Regional Development
and Innovation Agencies’ Participation

The OaSIS project is seeking to establish cooperation agreements with regional development and innovation agencies to help improving their innovation support activities for SMEs.

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Basic Level

Basic Level
Participate to benefit from OaSIS’ results. Test software and receive support to use OaSIS’ methodology and software.

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Standard Level

Standard Level
Participate in expert interviews and transnational benchmarking with peers. Benefit from OaSIS’ results.

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High Level

High Level
Participate by sharing your expertise and data to improve your SME innovation support. Benefit from OaSIS’ results and European benchmarking with peers.

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Third Party Level

Third Party Level
Receive a budget (travel, collaboration) to participate and share your expertise & data as official project partner. Benefit from OaSIS’ results, European benchmark with peers, and Big Data analyses of your SME innovation support.
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Why OaSIS?

Bottom-up approach: A thorough analysis of segmentation & support measures for innovating SMEs based on regional development and innovation agencies insights.

Benchmarking study: Assessing the effectiveness of multiple support mechanisms currently used in regional development & innovation agencies across Europe.

Performance-based methodology: Allowing the regional development agencies to segment and support SMEs with the instruments that have statistically proven to produce the highest impact for similar types of companies.

About the OaSIS project

Optimizing Support for Innovating SMEs

Performance-based methodology for regional development and innovation agencies to segment & support innovating SMEs.

The OaSIS project will provide thorough analyses of the existing approaches to the segmentation of innovating SMEs and the assessment of the effectiveness of regional support mechanisms currently used in Europe. Unique Big Data analyses will uncover patterns and correlations among innovating SMEs and spot (early) “success metrics”. This allows to develop new, optimized funding schemes and target enterprises with the highest growth potential.

Budget

549,750.00 EUR

Duration

24 months

Type of Project

Research and innovation

Call for regional development agencies’ participation open until July 13 2018. Apply by clicking: here

Input

Access to historic and/or future innovation support instruments data. Data mining approach based on actual data gathered by regional development agencies.

Processing

OaSIS performs a personalized analysis of the effectiveness of your funding instruments, grants and other support measures for different SME segments, and compare it with European benchmarks

Output

Recommendations and evaluation on which support instruments are performing best, which seem promising, and which work best in similar environments for SMEs.

The collaboration is secure due to legal frameworks established for benchmarking collaboration (Non-Disclosure Agreement) and for data sharing (Database Licensing Agreement). Depending on the level of collaboration we will offer the adequate legal framework. For regional development agencies becoming Third Party participants in the OaSIS project, we guarantee royalty free access to the software tool which gets developed during the project. For all applicants and participants in the OaSIS project, data protection is guaranteed by the Data Protection Policy in place.

Should you have any questions, please kindly contact the project coordinator.

Please submit your expression of interest to participate in the OaSIS project until July 13 2018 via

this online application form – click HERE!

For all applicants and participants in the OaSIS project, data protection is guaranteed by the Data Protection Policy in place. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to get in touch.

Are you an innovative SME?

Just complete a report profiling your company, then compare it with similar players, and receive tailored suggestions for funding (grants, loans, investments).

Focus on what really works. An analysis of the recipe of those companies who made it to sustainability and achieved incredible growth, so that you can learn from their real paths.

Facilitate connections with the institutions responsible for funding instruments you can apply for, with other companies participating in this project, and with market leaders.

Consortium

To successfully serve the OaSIS project’s needs, the consortium comprises entities acting as:
data provider, technical data analysis expert, and business analysis expert.

Cracow University of Technology
(Poland)

We will develop the optimized OaSIS methodology to help companies in unlocking their growth potential. Our University is “one stop shop” for innovative entrepreneurs, with nearly 20 years of experience in assisting SMEs in innovation and enhancing their growth. Enterprise Europe Network Office and Regional Contact Point for Framework Programmes are embedded in our structure which gives us a constant SMEs presence in our actions.

Jakub Kruszelnicki – Project Coordinator

Linknovate
(Spain)

We will perform a unique “Big Data” analysis that will lead to the discovery of hidden patterns and correlations among innovating SMEs.
We are a dynamic Spanish startup awarded with 4 EU projects and employing Stanford alumni specialists in Data Mining.
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Manuel Noya – CEO

The European Association of Development Agencies (Belgium)

We will provide access to the regional databases to improve the OaSIS methodology and involve regional authorities in the project.
Our institution is gathering people working on economic development through a large network of 75 members throughout 22 countries in the European Union and beyond. We connect our members with other regional development agencies, business partners and European authorities.

Esteban Pelayo – Director