How can the EU further support innovation?

The EU has launched a survey to SMEs to find out how it can support innovation. It’s been more than 10 years since the European Commission conducted a public consultation on the effectiveness of innovation support in Europe in 2009.

The new consultation is launched to collect updated evidence on the still existing barriers affecting innovation and SMEs satisfaction with EU innovation initiatives. 

The EU invites SMEs and actors supporting innovation in enterprises (e.g. universities, incubators, research centres, etc.) views to make public support for innovation in the EU more effective.

The survey will close on 31 May 2020. 

The survey was commissioned by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) under the powers delegated by the European Commission, Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) within the context of a study on the effectiveness of public innovation support for SMEs in Europe (contract number: EASME/COSME/2019/SC/02).