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NEW study on the effectiveness of public innovation support for SMEs in Europe

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The European Commission, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, has published a new study on the effectiveness of public innovation support for SMEs in Europe. The final report is the result of a project involving CSIL (EBN Associate Member). 
The research aimed to gather evidence to determine whether the situation regarding the effectiveness of the delivery of public innovation support in Europe has improved since 2009. To this end, the study investigated the main factors hampering innovation in SMEs, particularly in light of the recent technology and market developments in certain sectors and countries; the forms of innovation support received by SMEs; the level of satisfaction of SMEs regarding the support received; gaps in existing SME innovation support; and, the effectiveness and impact of the INNOSUP actions funded under H2020. The study considered the wide range of instruments (direct and indirect) supporting innovation in SMEs at European, national and regional levels.
About CSIL 
CSIL specialises in applied economic research with specific expertise in SME competitiveness and market analysis, industrial and innovation policies, and regional development.
CSIL’s mission is to provide tailor-made solutions to private and public clients, relying on sound analytical capacity and ensuring a global and independent perspective. CSIL’s ultimate goal is to provide the most up to date, valuable, and practical knowledge base for effective strategic decision-making.
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