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  1. INSME INTERNATIONAL NETWORK FOR SMEs INSME THINK TANK 1st INSME Promoting Committee Meeting Milan 7-8 July 2003

  2. INSME THINK TANK WHAT IS THE INSME THINK TANK? Group of expertswhich will provide the INSME Secretariat with innovative INFORMATION , PROPOSALS and ADVICE in order to generate new ideas about: related to innovation and technology transfer (TT) which will support intermediaries’ and SME’s competitiveness 2

  3. INSME THINK TANK METHODOLOGY FOR THE INSME THINK TANK START-UP • The INSME Think Tank will be set up by recruiting skilled persons directly known by the INSME Secretariat or INSME Members and by accepting new candidatures • The INSME Think Tank Members will be independent international experts in innovation and TT • The INSME Think Tank will follow a “variable geometry approach” 3

  4. INSME THINK TANK “VARIABLE GEOMETRY APPROACH” • Approach which will allow the INSME Think Tank to: • Change its dimension and composition following the needs of a specific situation • Carry out a specific initiative so as to enable increased flexibility 4

  5. INSME THINK TANK CANDIDATE SELECTION CRITERIA • Profile of INSME Think Tank Members: • Proven long term experience and expertise in innovation and TT fields (i.e. innovation and TT theory and methods, policies, type of intermediaries and their management, network management, on-the-job experience, etc); • Very good creative skills in suggesting brilliant and innovative ideas; • Very good problem solving skills; • Strong and proven team work and communication skills, in order to be able to listen, build-up and share ideas with others, so as to obtain high value added debates and proposals. 5

  6. Phase 1: Design & Start-up Phase 2: Testing & Validation May-June July-Aug Sept-Oct Nov-Dec Jan-Feb Mar-Apr May-June Jan-Feb Mar-Apr … Think Tank best practice analysis INSME THINK THANK DESIGN PHASE Think Tank Performance Evaluation Method. Fine- tuning Prom Com Input Think Tank Perform. Evaluat. Think Tank Project Detail Design Evalu & Select Application Collection CANDITATE SELECTION PHASE Training ACTIVITY Think Tank Sessions Think Tank Knowledge Base System Feeding KNOWLEDGE BASE SYSTEM & THINK TANK SERVICE Think Tank Knowledge Service on Demand for INSME Members Project start The first Promoting Commitee Meeting July 2003 INSME THINK TANK PROPOSED SCHEDULE Phase 3: Consolidation & Service The fourth INSME Steering Group meeting (2004) 6

  7. INSME INTERNATIONAL NETWORK FOR SMEs THEMATIC WORKING GROUPS (TWGs) 1st INSME Promoting Committee Meeting Milan 7-8 July 2003

  8. THEMATIC WORKING GROUPS WHAT ARE THE TWGs? • The Thematic Working Groups (TWG) will gather INSME Members who are interested in sharing experiences on specific vertical or horizontal topics or with respect to a limited geographical area. 8

  9. THEMATIC WORKING GROUPS CHARACTERISTICS OF TWGs • The set up is on a voluntary basis • They will be characterised by a “variable geometry approach” • The Groups will have a dedicated common discussion area in the portal • Participants could also meet in person or via conference call when necessary • The INSME Secretariat will support the coordination and TWGs activities, if needed 9

  10. THEMATIC WORKING GROUPS TWG’s ACTIVITIES • The TWG’s activities will be developed at variable speeds, recognising that each Country and geographical region has different objectives, conditions and resources. • They can pave the way for launching joint INSME pilot projects among INSME Members 10

  11. THEMATIC WORKING GROUPS TWGs WITHIN THE INSME ASSOCIATION STRUCTURE INSME ASSOCIATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE GENERAL ASSEMBLY Thematic Working Group1 (e.g. on the Textile sector) President and Vice President Thematic Working Group2 (e.g. for the EUMED region) INSME BOARD Secretary General Thematic Working Group3 (e.g. “Fashion Med“) INSME SECRETARIAT INSME Think Tank Thematic Working Groupn ……….. Focal Point1 Focal Point2 Focal Point3 Focal Pointn 11

  12. INSME INTERNATIONAL NETWORK FOR SMEs INSME AWARD 1st INSME Promoting Committee Meeting Milan 7-8 July 2003

  13. INSME AWARD WHAT IS THE “INSME AWARD”? • It is a prize which will be assigned to acknowledge the success or the importance of the activities and initiatives at international, regional, national or sub-national level undertaken by intermediaries or their networks which are Members of the INSME Association 13

  14. INSME AWARD WHAT IS THE AIM OF THIS INITIATIVE? • To motivate INSME Members to achieve a higher level of performance in the provision of services to SMEs • To promote the visibility and diffusion of success stories 14

  15. INSME AWARD WHOM WILL THE PRIZE BE AWARDED TO? • CATEGORY A: A.1 Intermediariessupplying innovation and technology transfer services to SMEs A.2 International, regional, national and sub-national networks of intermediaries which supply innovation and technology transfer services to SMEs ONLY INTERMEDIARIES AND THEIR NETWORKS THAT ARE ASSOCIATE OR FULL MEMBERS OF THE INSME ASSOCIATION WOULD BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THE INSME AWARD 15

  16. INSME AWARD WHOM WILL THE PRIZE BE AWARDED TO? • CATEGORY B: B.1 Initiatives, programmesandprojects carried out by intermediaries or their networks in the field of innovation and technology transfer B.2 INSME Pilot Projects ONLY INTERMEDIARIES AND THEIR NETWORKS THAT ARE ASSOCIATE OR FULL MEMBERS OF THE INSME ASSOCIATION WOULD BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THE INSME AWARD 16

  17. Intermediaries and their networksas a recognition of their remarkable efficacy in the socio-economic situation they are operating in, based on compliance with the selected requirements. Initiatives, programmes and projectscarried out by intermediaries or their networks which have produced outstanding innovative results in terms of products, processes, applications, methodologies, services, networks, etc. INSME AWARD CRITERIA TO ASSIGN THE AWARD 17

  18. INSME AWARD THE PRIZE: WHEN and WHAT • It could be conferred either annually or biannually (to be defined) • The award could be composed of 2 types of prizes, accordingly with the category set: • CATEGORY A: or or … • CATEGORY B: (amounts to be defined) 18

  19. www.insme.info secretariat@insme.it secretariat@insme.it 19