Message to Coaches
Business consultants of intermediary organisations can take various approaches to their task. Their
services range from
disseminating information over training offers, funding programmes and
one-time consultancy to longer-term client-centred coaching. SME demand
is access to practical information, specific to the task at hand.
Personalised coaching has been found to best support SME needs,
especially where coaches, who are themselves part of a peer-to-peer
learning network, can address gaps in SME specialised knowledge and
Innovation cooperation coaches of this kind are still a rare breed. Those that
pioneer the field are faced with limited access to best practice, expert knowledge and international support within their profession.