Development and testing of the European Innovation Audit tool for Social Innovation
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AUGUST 2021. / NEWSLETTER
Summary of August events regarding DepoSIt Project.
Bringing Social Innovation
concept near SMEs and Innovation
What is DepoSIt?
DepoSIt is a 30 months EU-funded project which includes a Coordination and support Action established with the aim to develop and test European Innovation Audit tool for Social Innovation. Deposit will bring the Social innovation concept more near to the SMEs and Innovation Agencies.
It has been funded by Horizon 2020 under Grant Agreement No 824226 with the specific objectives to:
- Develop, test (and validate) significantly improved Innovation Audit tool, to boost the exploitation of the innovation potentials with the inclusion of Social Innovation aspects
- Apply Randomised Control Trials (RCTs) in a real environment (by delivering service to SMEs) as a method for testing the effectiveness of the developed Innovation support scheme
- Helping innovation-driven SMEs to better recognise market opportunities, understand competing innovative solutions but also foster exploitation of their Social Innovation capacities
- Serve a as best practice example and encourage other Innovation agencies to perform policy experimentations and related upscaling of the tested schemes