INNOSUP trials and pilots

Trials and pilots funded by the European Commission through the INNOSUP-06-2018 programme to help innovation agencies design and test new innovation support programmes.

This project was a collaboration of seven regional innovation agencies across Europe, led by Hub Innovazione Trentino (Italy), and evaluated by Fondazione Bruno Kessler (Italy).

This trial, conducted by the Austrian research promotion agency (FFG), aims to evaluate the impact of providing feedback generated from funding application evaluation scores to firms that successfully applied for R&D grants.

Crowdfunding is increasingly used to finance innovation projects, especially those with a social component. Sim Crowd, led by the Austrian research promotion agency (FFG), focuses on introducing crowdfunding campaigns for social innovation projects.

The Create4Value project examines whether a co-creation process can be used to encourage first-time innovators.

This pilot explored the potential of a new innovation support scheme to enhance SME utilisation of ‘Design thinking’.

This project, delivered by the Austrian research promotion agency (FFG), tests an intervention offering innovation support tools to SMEs.

This trial brings together six organisations across Europe (the Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum, the Croatian Chamber of Economy, the South Muntenia Regional Development Agency, the Fomento San Sebastian, the Business Development Friesland and the Friuli Innovazione) to develop and test a novel version

This collaboration between the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce and researchers at Aston Business School, Bergische University Wuppertal and the Kienbaum Institute involves scaling up a pilot programme that has shown promising initial results in preventing and even reversing the adverse im

The Regional Development Agency of the Region of Murcia in Spain aims to explore and test a new demand-driven business model based on co-creation patterns between business customers and SMEs.