The Co-Innovate Programme is delivered in 5 Strands
A SMEs first formal engagement with the Co-Innovate programme will be to undertake a newly developed R&I diagnostic toolkit the ‘Innovation Ready Reckoner’. This will be conducted to assess the company’s current position in terms of innovation. A series of workshops will be delivered at different times and locations throughout the first 3 years of the programme. They will be delivered by Innovation Experts familiar with the challenges facing SMEs.
Successful companies will undertake a detailed Business Status Review. After a selection process, companies will progress to a comprehensive Innovation Audit.
Enterprise-specific action plans will be designed for each company progressing to Strand 3. These action plans will concentrate on developing Research & Innovation capabilities. Up to 10 days intensive mentoring will be provided to address specific challenges.
Companies will have the opportunity to engage in a cross-border R&I partnership involving their company, a research institute and an intern over a 12 month period; and
Sector-specific networks and partnerships involving enterprises and research institutes will be established.
To discuss the Co-Innovate programme and how your business might get involved please contact: