We continue presenting results from our projects working on the competitiveness of SMEs this week.

Check with us the interview below about the ESSPO project and find out how they improved the efficiency of SME support in their access to innovation in Poland.

What have they achieved?

The ESSPO lead partner influenced the ERDF Operational Programme in Wielkopolska Region. The project contributed to the design of a new instrument for the incubation of start ups, supported by the Wielkopolskie ROP in the call open in autumn 2017.

The concept was to provide support services to newly established companies through incubators, the  direct beneficiaries of the call. Thanks to the ESSPO project, the lead partner prepared a detailed model of the service provision, including the quality requirements.

Want to know more?

Read about an ESSPO good practice on the start up support, featured during the Platform thematic workshop on fostering entrepreneurship in Sofia in 2018. Or about another one in the Platform policy brief on Public-private startup accelerators in regional business support ecosystems (12/2018).

You might also want to have a look at the ESSPO partner from Estonia presenting a good practice on regional business support ecosystems during a webinar on digital transformation organised by the Policy Learning Platform in 2018.

Or visit our results page.

Don’t forget to come back tomorrow for another result on SME competitiveness.

Consider signing up for a webinar held by the Policy Learning Platform about creative hubs on 5 December.

More results

Have you read about the other results of projects working on SME competitiveness? Maybe you can start with the RaiSE project.

If you are also interested in research and innovation, have a look at the series of articles from last week, starting with a story of RESET project.