The Co-Innovate Programme

The Co-Innovate programme is a transnational research and innovation (R&I) Programme. The programme aims to increase the proportion of SMEs engaged in international research and innovation. The programme brings together development agencies and university research expertise to deliver a programme aligned with the EU’s innovation strategy priorities.

It is widely recognised that innovation is a critical driver to competitiveness and growth. A survey we carried out showed that nearly 50% of SMEs were not innovation active. The Co-Innovate targets SMEs in the manufacturing and tradable services sectors. The Programme will run until 2022. Across its five key strands of activity 1,408 SMEs will be provided Archives with education and capability development support tailored to their needs.