Internationalisation of innovation in SMEs: Case Studies, Exemplary Support Practices and Policy Implications
The publication features twelve case studies of innovative SMEs with insightful international activity and a comprehensive analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) of European policy measures and infrastructure seeking to enhance such internationalisation. It is the first EU official study exploring explicitly and exclusively international cooperation in the field of innovation from a European SME perspective.
- Posted on: 05.09.2016
- Year of publication: 2016
The study identified four principal challenges when internationalising innovation: having to stay at the top end of international technological and knowledge development; establishing contacts to foreign countries; dealing with foreign cultures; and dealing with governmental policy, regulation in particular. Dedicated national and European policy measures may help in tackling these challenges.