The Path we Took
The central axis of the smE-MPOWER approach is a learning community of SME coaches and intermediaries, strategically sharing proven operational know-how.
The community worked with individual SME, and groups of SME, as they developed their R&D proposals and
made applications for funding.
A team of experts was also on hand to guide, coach and facilitate
the SME during all stages of the application process. This means that
SME were provided with a broad support package that included technical
support to help them realise their innovation potential and practical
support to ensure the funding application process was as painless as
The smE-MPOWER approach is built as a standardised system and takes into account the complexity of innovation systems which include various actors such as industry, intermediaries and regional policy makers.
For more details ask us to send you the "smE-MPOWER Reader".