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IMP³rove Research

IMP³rove Research particularly focuses on the empirical evaluation of organisations' performance and its impact on competitiveness and growth.

Lighthouse Examples to Foster the Innovation Ecosystem

2017

Case Collection

Managing innovation effectively has become a common topic in many countries. Best practices in developing innovation management skills in enterprises across different countries and industry sectors are presented in the “Lighthouse Examples to Foster the Innovation Ecosystem”. It is not only the innovation management capacity of enterprises that makes a difference, it is also the level of innovation management knowledge of business advisors, policy makers, academia and investors that are mandatory to manage innovation for future sustainable growth…

Lighthouse Examples to Foster the Innovation Ecosystem
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Effective Innovation Management Support

2016

Case Examples of IMP³rove Innovation Management Support Services

This collection of case examples of IMP³rove innovation management support services to gain in competitiveness illustrates both the needs of the key stakeholders in the innovation eco-systems and how they are addressed with a wide variety of effective support services utilizing the IMP³rove offerings. Overall the knowledge about innovation management and its impact on competitiveness and future sustainable growth has increased in the past. However, SMEs still lack awareness of the benefits of a strong innovation management capacity…

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Provoking Thoughts on Fostering Cohesion with Innovation

2015

International IMP³rove Roundtable

Europe’s diverse landscape is perceived as a key driver for successful innovation but can form an obstacle to cohesion and growth as well. During the International IMP³rove Roundtable 2015, experts have discussed how to leverage this diversity to rather foster cohesion with innovation than allow diversity to drive Europe apart. Innovation has the potential to foster cohesion. However, an inclusive regional governance of innovation needs to be established to fully achieve it…

Fostering Cohesion with Innovation
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IMP³rove Innovation Management Support Services in Hungary

2015

Operative programme analysis

The Hungarian Government completed the Operative Programme financed by the European Union 2007 – 2013. Companies received extra points in the evaluation phase if they submitted the IMP³rove Assessment report as part of their application. The high-level feedback focuses on the participating companies, IMP³rove trained consultants and business advisors that benefited from the IMP³rove services in the period from 2012- 2013…

IMP³rove Services in Hungary
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IMP³rove: High-Impact Innovation Management – Consulting Services for SMEs

2012
Europe INNOVA Paper n° 18

Innovation in times of economic challenges means taking risk in a risky environment. With systematic Innovation Management and true entrepreneurial skills these risks can be prudently managed for value creation. If Innovation Management is geared to tangible business impact it helps companies to grow faster than their competitors that do not innovate at all or do not manage their innovation projects effectively…

IMP³rove: High-Impact Innovation Management – Consulting Services for SMEs
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Gaining Competitiveness with Innovations beyond Technology and Products: Insights from IMP³rove

2011
IMP³rove II Study

This IMP³rove Study provides more transparency on the innovation success of both low- and high-tech SMEs. The “myth” that mainly high-tech companies contribute with their product innovations to Europe’s competitiveness is refuted with this study. High-tech companies can learn from low-tech companies how to to strengthen their competitive position and achieve sustainable and profitable growth…

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Response to the Consultation on the European Commission’s Green Paper on Changes to EU Research and Innovation Funding

2011

IMP³rove‟s experience with EU and national public funding of R&D, innovation and competitiveness also strongly suggests further developing Innovation Management as a key success factor for achieving the objectives of the Innovation Union. The successful up-take of research results by organisations that lack effective Innovation Management is at risk…

Response to the ECs Green Paper
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Innovation Management in High-Growth SMEs from the Knowledge-intensive Services (KIS): Setting the Pace for Growth in Europe

2010
IMP³rove II Study

If the KIS sector shall develop its full potential as the growth engine in Europe those companies that are lagging behind need to become aware of the benefits of a systematic innovation management and learn how to successfully implement it.With the IMP³rove Approach a European “ready-to-use” standard is at hand to master the crisis with innovation driven high growth companies as role models to bring many other SMEs up to the same growth path…

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IMP³rove – A European Project with Impact – 50 Success Stories on Innovation Management

2010

EuropeInnova Paper 14

The IMP³rove project has delivered the results that were promised in 2005 when the contract was signed. “Innovation is an interminable process that has the power to develop the enterprise” — and innovation management is the engine that drives this process. This is true for the companies that have successfully applied IMP³rove and it is also true for IMP³rove itself…

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Tangible Results from IMP³rove – Insights on Innovation Management in Europe

2008

EuropeInnova Paper 10

The IMP³rove project, short for Improving Innovation Management Performance with sustainable IMPact project, was initiated to accelerate Europe’s global competitiveness through innovation. Because small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the main source of jobs and employment in Europe, the European Commission DG Enterprise launched IMP³rove to support Innovation Management…

Insights on Innovation Management in Europe
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European Innovation Management Landscape

2006
EuropeInnova Paper Nr. 2

Assessment of current practices in innovation management consulting approaches and self-assessment tools in EUrope to define the requirements for future “best practices”…

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