SME Workshop: Supporting SMEs for new business opportunities 2018
The main objective of the SME workshop was a trend-driven innovation process around “sustainable food production”, to identify challenges and create solutions in an accelerate innovation process. The first step was a “creative problem solving" process to identify SMEs challenges and needs related to “sustainable food production” in Europe. The second step was to identify and study trends related with the challenge as growth opportunities, and apply this knowledge to create innovative solutions, discover niche markets, promote innovation ecosystems (networks) and improve competitiveness. In the final step “knowledge transfer”, 4 SME workshops were held in Germany, Spain, Poland and UK. Educational talks mixed with creative activities that fixed the objectives of the workshop: create new business opportunities to SMEs in the food sector in an inspiring, stimulating and accelerate way.