Using Eduzines – interactive, transmedial learning materials for smartphones – to build strategic innovation skills of SMEs

While most organizations innovated rapidly during the COVID-19 pandemic, in the next phase they will need to be more strategic rather than reactive. Innovation at the beginning of the crisis was fast and focused on employee safety as well as continuing company operations.

Over the next several months as restrictions ease, organizations will have an opportunity to consider innovative ways forward that are focused on core business models. The expectation will be to define ways to recover from the crisis. 

INNOVADE, in collaboration with partners from 7 EU countries participate in the project SIS-SME, under the ERASMUS+ KA2 programme of the European Commission. SIS-SME will develop a comprehensive strategic innovation training programme for business owners and managers to support a progressive recovery from the impact of Covid-19. It will pursue its objectives by presenting all training materials in a series of SIS-SME EduZines which are designed to support mobile learning on smartphones. In doing so it will seek to address the low uptake of education and training in the SME sector. The project will focus on building Strategic Innovation Skills of SMEs to ensure that they are informed and equipped to harness the potential of emerging opportunities in today’s digital world. The project will also provide essential in-service training for VET tutors to ensure that they are, in the first instance, knowledgeable about strategic innovation in the SME sector and more importantly, build their pedagogic and digital skills to help them harness the potential of online learning to deliver a high-quality VET service in the current Covid-19 context where traditional institution based provision is no longer viable.

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01/04/2021 - 31/03/2023