Path:  Home > About

About this portal

Business development is driven by innovation. Innovative products, processes and services are the key to success in the market. Innovative approaches and structures can improve motivation and results for staff and management. We need to be innovative in order to compete on the market. But do we know how to develop innovative products and services and how to bring them to market?

The ‘Guide to Support Innovation in SME’ not only helps business start-ups but also staff in established companies (managers, employees and trainees) who have to develop innovative products and services to suit their own circumstances and are looking for some tools that may assist them. We address people who do not have overall knowledge of the many-facetted innovation processes but who wish or indeed need to know more about it.

>> read more about ‘Who is the guide for?’ and ‘What is the scope of the guide?

Beside the InnoSupport Guide this website has been enlarged and turned into an online community on innovation management allowing users (experts, consultants, trainers, users in the companies) to contribute and share their knowledge.

>> create your own account and provide additional resources

With a collection of web based tools that offer brilliant support for collaborative work via the web this portal is also an entry point for collaborative and distributed innovation processes like idea generation using specific creativity techniques explained in the InnoSupport Guide.

>> find out more about in the ‘Innovation Rooms

>> watch the video tutorial ‘How to use the portal?’

This portal is maintained and will be continuously updated by its community which is currently supported by 22 European organisations in 13 different countries. So far, four European projects under the framework of the Lifelong Learning Programme supported by the European Commission helped to improve this portal with hopefully more to follow.

>> read more about the ‘Supporting Projects’