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Mission to accelerate innovation by Small- and Medium-sized Business

eLearningworld News SMEs’ are identified as today’s and even more the future’s main engines of the economy. But a bottleneck in this development is that SMEs’ not have the same capability as big companies to prepare and perform research and development project. Especially in the beginning of a project when there is a lot of risk involved. In this perspective the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is launching the initiative “Innovative SMEs”.… Continue reading

Entrepreneurship on all levels while integrating in the Digital Age

The term “Industrie 4.0” originates from the high-tech strategy of the German government, which promotes the digitization of manufacturing. The term after the introduction in 2011 rapidly became generally acknowledged and used all over the world. Industrie 4.0 has been followed by SME 4.0 and Teaching 4.0 in Germany, and the terms has gained ground and flourished from a more general active entrepreneurial spirit. A favourable mood that call for an active (and successful) integration of new citizens, a… Continue reading

Latest News: SMEs make best use of EU research funding for ICT

eLearningworld News from EU Innovation Radar survey shows that 41% of all organizations behind high potential innovations that is receiving EU research funding are small- and medium-sized enterprises. Despite that SMEs only accounting for 14% of the total funding. The survey also shows that when taking innovations to the market. Projects tend to focus on technology-related steps over business-related ones. There is a strong geographic concentration of innovators that receive EU research funding for ICT.… Continue reading