This project, delivered by the Austrian research promotion agency (FFG), tests an intervention offering innovation support tools to SMEs.
The projects funded by FFG are typically required to define a relevant and unresolved problem. However, with little experience in undertaking innovation projects, many lack the awareness or capabilities to adopt innovation management methodologies. For example, they are not sufficiently problem-orientated, are not using iteration loops or are not sufficiently involving users and experts throughout the process, if at all. This trial seeks to test two approaches to building firms’ capacity in managing non-technical innovation processes.