INNOPLATFORM (Innovations Platform and Tools for increasing the innovation capacity of SMEs in the Balkan Mediterranean Area), is a project selected for financing on the 1st call of The Balkan Mediterranean Program.

INNOPLATFORM was the best evaluated project under Lot 1: Enterprnuership and Innovation. It is implemented by 6 project partners from 5 countries. The Center for Knowledge Management is the Lead Project Partner.  

INNOPLATFORM begun August 1st, 2017 and is expected to end July 2019.

The project aims at improving the competitiveness of the region by advancing existing knowledge on business model innovations and developing a set of tools (InnoTools) and services (InnoScorecard and InnoRegion) for improving SMEs opportunities, capacities, and knowledge in introducing product and process innovations. Its specific objectives are:

  • to assess the current national and regional environment and its challenges to innovation, growth and internationalization of business;
  • to advance existing knowledge and develop common understanding on business model innovation with a focus on internationalization;
  • to develop expertise, tools, and guidelines to strengthen SMEs capacity to introduce product and process innovations;
  • to establish a supporting network of Centres of Excellence in Innovations, foster transnational cooperation and provide support to SMEs in introducing innovations; and
  • to raise awareness on the importance of innovations for the survival, growth and internationalisation of SMEs.
Lead Partner Center for Knowledge Management
Partners UET Centre
Burgas Free University
Computer Technology Institute and Press "Diophantus"
Limassol Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Association of Information Technology Companies of Northern Greece
Observer Partners University of Bedfordshire Business School
Yasar University