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SME Innovation Training Course

Are you a small or medium-sized enterprise interested in initiating a collaborative partnership with a Higher Education Institution? However, are you lacking relevant knowledge and skills to get you started?

The Innovation Alliance invites you and your team to enroll in a newly launched, free, and a self-paced online SME Innovation Training Course to effectively engage with Higher Education Institutions for long-term business productivity and growth. You can visit the learning portal at

The course aims to build on and expand your abilities by assisting you through the systematically arranged content, while offering you the flexibility to learn anywhere, at any time. The self-paced and online nature of the course ensures it is easy to fit the program into your schedule.

What is in it for you?

The SME Innovation Training Course is structured in five modules, complemented by case studies and SME Horizon 2020 Readiness Database that is easily accessible through the alliance website. The course contains the following modules:

  • Module 1. Understanding Academia
  • Module 2. Understanding and Presenting your Needs
  • Module 3. Growing your Collaborative Competences
  • Module 4. Understanding Horizon 2020 Funding
  • Module 5. How to initiate Contact with a Higher Education Institute (HEI) and Demonstrate Capacity

The modules are structured in a number of units, each of which uncover different areas of focus in the learning package. Course content is enriched by informative infographics, videos, questions and exercises to deepen understanding, and references after each module for further reading. As the course modules provide a wealth of information by covering the tools and strategies for initiating successful business-academia collaboration, module six includes an optional final exam with 10 questions, after which you receive the free Certificate of Completion.

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