About InnTense Project
Smaller businesses are still facing a spectrum of specific challenges when accepting and implementing open innovation model: organizational and cultural barriers, limited resources in terms of available funds, time and skills, misinterpretation of the market/customer requirements are some of the main barriers why SMEs are not encouraged to easily accept this approach.
Furthermore, the opportunities for upgrading the businesses by application of open inovation usually remain unexploited due to the additional circumstances including insufficient knowledge of the existing innovation supporting policies and initiatives, difficulties in accessing the existing funding schemes supporting the innovation management, lack of awareness/know-how, as well as lack of possibilities in accessing/joining the open inovation partner networks. For these reasons, it is still the common case that SMEs are relying on their internal-oriented practices and acting only in limed ranges (frequently only in the own business sectors), where the potentials for innovation related information flows and collaboration opportunities are usually limited in all terms.
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