Information technology is a key driver for innovation in enterprises. Especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are facing the challenge to optimise their business and achieve process and product innovations utilising information technologies. INNOTRAIN IT will increase the innovation capacity of SMEs in Central Europe by raising the awareness of new and innovative IT service management (ITSM) tools. SMEs will be trained to use these services effectively and to implement strategic ICT process, product or service innovations. Further, a transnational exchange of knowledge, tools and methods about ITSM will be fostered.

Project name INNOTRAIN IT
Duration 01.04.2010 – 31.03.2013
  • Heilbronn University of Applied Science
  • Beatrix Lang GmbH
  • Chamber of Commerce and Industry Cracow
  • Cracow University of Economics
  • European Projects & Management Agency
  • Westmoravian College Trebic
  • Slovakia University of Technology
  • Austrian Computer Society
  • University of Vienna, Faculty of Computer Science
  • Innova Eszak-Alföld Regional Development and Innovation Agency Nonprofit Ltd.
  • University of Debrecen
Project aim INNOTRAIN IT enhances the innovation capability of SMEs in Baden-Württemberg and strengthens the position of the regional IT industry in international competition. Additionally, a cluster to improve conditions for an atmosphere of innovation and to reduce regional differences will be developed.
MFG's part MFG Baden-Württemberg is project coordinator and responsible for the overall project management of INNOTRAIN IT. MFG establishes close contact to the regional SMEs and is further responsible or the execution of the trainings in Baden-Württemberg.
Contact Dr. Christian Förster
Project Manager Research Funding/ Trend Monitoring
Telefon: +49 711/90715-312

This project is implemented through the CENTRAL EUROPE Programme co-financed by the ERDF.