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FUNDITEC

FOUNDATION FOR DEVELOPMENT TECHNOLOGY AND


INNOVATION
Project Portfolio

INTRODUCTION
BARCELONA 2014
In the Foundation for Development and Technological Innovation, (FUNDITEC), we strongly
believe that economic and social development can only be achieved if our society manages to
build a befitting environment in which new ideas, innovative solutions and technology tools
can be generated.
For the last 10 years, Funditec as a national foundation has been committed to stimulating and
fostering innovation and technology advancement as key propellers for social and economic
promotion. Always bearing this objective in mind, Funditec has played an active role in the
development, management and coordination of a significant number of projects, acting in
close collaboration with Public Administration Agencies, enterprises, regional, local and
International entities, Research Centres, Universities and Third Sector actors.
You may see in this document the way in which Funditec, a dynamic and innovative
foundation, has devoted its activities to offer a new lead in shaping innovation policies and
practices.
We are very proud of our contribution to economic and social development and we hope to
continue increasing our level of activity, launching new initiatives and deepening our
knowledge of those factors that trigger, most effectively, innovation economic and social
development.
Funditec is open to collaborate in any way that allows our foundation to keep exploring new
opportunities to tackle future challenges.
Yours faithfully,






Eri Vzquez Muoz
Director, Foundation for Development and Technological Innovation (FUNDITEC)




PROFILE
The Foundation for Development and Technological Innovation (FUNDITEC) is a not for profit public
equivalent body that has as its main mission to contribute to economic and social development via the
promotion of technology and innovation.

In this way, FUNDITEC supports and collaborates with Public Administration Agencies; Enterprises;
Public and Private Organisations; Regional, Local and International entities; Technology and Research
Centres; Universities and Third Sector actors in the fields of innovation policy development, cooperative
projects, SMEs support among many other social and economic areas.

FUNDITEC has extensive experience in the development and management of both international projects
(primordially within the Framework Programme; Interreg IIIC& IVC; Interreg SUDOE; Programme MED;
Lifelong Learning Programmes; LIFE; ENPI; UNIDO and World Bank) and national (National Ministries;
Regional Development Agencies; Innovation Support entities).

In all these programs, FUNDITEC promotes and develops synergies focused on improving the following:

Territorial instruments and Innovation Policy: Promotion of innovation-support mechanisms by
strengthening the role of business incubators and Science and Technology Parks and developing case-
specific managerial tools; conducting research initiatives on funding instruments and networks (seed
funds, ); designing, monitoring and evaluation of Regional Innovation Plans, etc.

Social Innovation: Design, monitoring and evaluation of measures aimed at ensuring the sustainability
of the welfare state; development of R&D activities; promotion of Information and Communication
Technologies as a moving force for economic development; evaluation of support institutions
innovation structures; improvement of independent ageing and quality of life through the
implementation of teleassistance services, etc.

Energy efficiency and environmental sustainability: environmental protection and the
development of innovative green solutions are unavoidable requirements for the enhancement of the
regions development and the establishment of a new developmental approach based on the
implementation of social innovation. It is for this reason that the Foundation has become more active in
the implementation of projects that comprehend these goals. FUNDITEC has also considered that
training and capacity building are fundamental issues for the creation of a more sustainable, innovative
and fair society. For this reason our institution has actively promoted the inclusion of training activities
in our projects.

Business and Economic Innovation: In addition to designing and promoting measures to support
business development and entrepreneurship, FUNDITEC also focuses its efforts on the development and
encouragement of a more sustainable economy, using innovation and R&D mechanisms, to foster
environmental, RSC and gender-equality schemes, respond to energy and sustainable development
needs and support standardisation initiatives.





FUNDITEC
FOUNDATION FOR DEVELOPMENT TECHNOLOGY AND
INNOVATION
Project Portfolio


ZEMEDS
Intelligent Energy Europe - IEE

Fields Encouraging Near Zero Energy Solutions in public schools in regions with
Mediterranean Climate.
Project Description Objectives
Development of high quality toolkits focused on technical and
financial aspects of nZEB renovation of schools in Mediterranean
climates.
Development of 10 case studies with extensive details on
solutions for nZEB renovation of schools.
Development of 5 nZEB tendering specifications, that will be
voluntarily adopted by at least 5 public authorities partners of 4
Mediterranean countries
Support to 40 new nZEB initiatives on renovation of schools with
nZEB goals in Mediterranean countries
Organization and hosting of 60 trainings and 5 capacity building
events, and participation to 8 international conferences.
Activities
Project Management
Definition of the Financial Mechanisms for nZEB solutions
Identification of the legislative framework for nZEB
nZEB promotion strategies definition
Regional studies and policy analysis


Other www.zemeds.eu




Promoting Renovation of Schools in a Mediterranean Climate up to nearly Zero-Energy Buildings
INTELLIGENT ENERGY EUROPE
2013-2015
OVERALL BUDGET 1.303.084

SHAAMS
ENPI CBC MED

Fields Creation and promotion of a solar hub for the Analysis and Acceleration of
the Mediterranean Solar Sector.
Project Description Objectives
SHAAMS Policy Accelerator: Policy support actions will be
implemented in order to identify innovative solutions, solar
energy strategies and to generate a unified approach towards a
long term policy perspective for solar energy development
SHAAMS Enterprise and Research Accelerator: Fostering market
support structures and new procedures for the development of a
reliable market for solar energy.
SHAAMS Social Accelerator: The activities conceived in the
section will address societal agents and intend to promote a
cultural and behavioural change towards solar energy among
society.
Activities
Project Management
Communication Activities
Identification of the political, legislative and entrepreneurial
environment for solar energies in the ENPI CBC MED area
Organization of brokerage events and technology transfer
initiatives
Involvement of key agents of the solar sector in the ENPI CBC
Med area
Regional studies and policy analysis


Other www.shaams.org





Solar Hub for the Analysis and Acceleration of the Mediterranean Solar Sector
ENPI CBC ME
2013-2015
OVERALL BUDGET 3.200.344

GREEN MED INITIATIVE
ENPI CBC MED

Fields Development of a cross-border recycling system to promote
environmentally sustainable practices in educational centres of the Med
area.
Project Description Objectives
Exploitation of innovative technologies and sustainable methods
for waste treatment and recycling with the support of an
awareness campaign and communication program.
Implementation of innovative recycling technologies in schools
and universities in order to encourage the active involvement in
the recycling process
Raise awareness on the need to encourage the active
involvement of civil society agents in recycling activities and their
promotion.
Activities
Project Management
Communication Activities
Identification of the legislative and operational environment
Regional studies and policy analysis
Definition of recycling-oriented policies and strategies


Other www.gmiproject.eu






Cross-border recycling system to promote environmentally sustainable practices at a grass root level
ENPI CBC MED
2013-2015
OVERALL BUDGET 4.126.872

PESCOS
EU-Leonardo da Vinci

Fields Implementation of a personalised training system for SMEs to be able to
eliminate their unsustainable ways and embrace new, greener habits.
Project Description Objectives
Identification of the most pressing needs faced by SME in terms
of sustainable practices and energy efficiency in their daily
operations.
Development of training materials aimed at helping reduce SMEs
unsustainable practices.
Pilot testing of the training materials developed in different
European firms

Activities
Project Management
Communication
Training material development
Pilot Testing


Other www.pescos.eu






Personalised training system for SMEs to eliminate their unsustainable practices
EU-Leonardo da Vinci
2011-2013
OVERALL BUDGET 258.863

3GSTP
EU-Leonardo da Vinci

Fields Equipping STP managers with skills to enable them to exploit the full
potential of the parks.
Project Description Objectives
Improve upon the STP managers by developing appropriate
training methods and techniques which help them deliver to the
needs of their target group in a more customized manner.
Long-term support to STP managers is important in order to
ensure the sustainability of these activities.
Commercialization & Exploitation of the project results to better
support STP managers and to generate employment
opportunities.
Activities
Identification of STP managers needs
Communication activities
Training materials development
Platform creation
Pilot test development


Other www.stp-training.eu




Training for Science and Technology Park Managers
EU Leonardo da Vinci Programme
2013-2014
OVERALL BUDGET 408.803

CREALAB
INTERREG SUDOE

Fields Enforcing the relationship between traditional industries and creativity
sector.
Project Description Objectives
Create Living Labs for testing and development of new products,
services and solutions with added value.
Promote the incorporation of creativity and innovation into local
production processes, which have multiplier effects for the local
economy.
Promote the collaboration between companies, research centres,
public agencies, financial entities and users basing on open
innovation philosophy.
Develop processes that support entrepreneurship and the
creation of new businesses based on the local potential of the
territories.
Include users in the creative process to identify emergent
behaviours and needs, as well as facilitating the adoption of
innovative solutions.

Activities
Mapping and evaluation.
Implementation of pilot projects.
Structuring transnational network of Living Labs
Recognition of the creative potential and traditional sectors of
SUDOE area.
Platform creation


Other www.crea-lab.eu






Network of Creative living labs
INTERREG IV SUDOE
2013-2014
OVERALL BUDGET 784.626

ECOTOUR
Leonardo Da Vinci

Fields Transfer learning methodologies and innovative principles from the
secondary sector to the tourism industry in order to allow the
development of new skills for a new job in this sector
Project Description Objectives
Implementing the ECVET principles of formulation of learning
outcomes, design of units, templates for the memorandum of
understanding and the learning agreement for the Tourism
Energy Manager qualification. The methodology for assessment,
validation and recognition of units will be created through pilot
testing that will improve the ECVET system for tourism and of
other sectors.
Creation of an e-learning platform that will be tested in the
consortium. This self-learning tool will be free of charge to all
interested stakeholders and potential end users: teachers and
trainers, managers and staff of hotels, pensions, restaurants,
tourism agents, manufacturers and suppliers for hospitality
industry. The learning experience of the participants to the pilot
test will be certified by the diplomas awarded by the consortium.
Offer an answer of the VET and ECVET system to the identified
needs of the labour market by elaborating the profile of a new
workplace in the tourism industry: Tourism Energy Manager. The
need for this new job was identified in partners' regions Tourism
Action Plans. Our aim is to enhance the cooperation between VET
providers and tourism professional stakeholders (labours,
education and training institutions, relevant public authorities in
tourism industry.
Activities
Identification of common reference units.
Analysis of E-learning platforms.
Elaborating the methodology for ECOTOUR.
Identification of support materials
Platform creation

Other To be developed



Management of Efficient Energy in Tourism Industry
EU, Leonardo Da Vinci Programme
2013-2015
OVERALL BUDGET 399.947

Grow International
Leonardo Da Vinci

Fields Transfer of "Doing Business International for SME" to the South-West and
Mediterranean (SW&M) Area of Europe, promoting internationalisation
among the group of countries: Portugal, Spain, France and Italy.
Project Description Objectives
Transfer of the methodology for the course "Doing business
international" from the previous LdV project "Doing Businesses
International for SME", development, update and localisation of
modules, creating a specific training path for managers and
employees, of innovative SME and NTBF, available to other
interested people, such as unemployed people aiming to
reinforce skills to find new jobs supporting the
internationalisation of firms;
Development of skills among entrepreneurs, SME and NTBF
managers and employees, unemployed people, students and any
other interested to support internationalisation processes and
the development of internationalization strategies;
To raise awareness and develop skills for professionals to
understand and be prepared to the European and global market
business and employment opportunities;
Development of an online tool and additional learning materials
to support the access to the course suitable to the user needs,
allowing one to learn anywhere, anytime;
Test methodologies and developed materials in order to advise
best practices and constraints and support the dissemination of
the materials;
Activities
Communication.
Strategy implementation.
Elaboration of exploitation plan.
Local and regional events.
Creation of platform
Other




Supporting the Development of Skills for SME Internationalisation
EU, Leonardo Da Vinci Programme
2011-2014
OVERALL BUDGET 334.578

LeHo
Lifelong Learning Programme

Fields Integrating different technologies and ICT tools with innovative
methodologies to facilitate transfer of knowledge, information sharing,
distance e-learning programs and e-collaboration practices.

Project Description Objectives
Improve the education of the ill children by means of ICT-
technologies:
o By a connection with his own class/home school;
o By a connection to a virtual classroom of ill students (all
on a distance at home or in a hospital).
Improve the profile and competencies of the hospital/home
teacher in connection with technologies and their role.
Improve the competencies of the workers involved in the
assistance of this target (nurses, volunteers, technicians...) with
technologies and their role.
Provide helpful ICT solutions in terms of information and support
to parents and families of students with medical needs.
Raise awareness of the contribution of ICT and digital media in
support HHE beyond the network itself.
Activities
Identification of the legislative and operational framework for
Home and Hospital Education
Definition of the key educational standards for HHE
Promotion of an interregional HHE community of practice
Development of training materials
Exploitation activities


Other www.lehoproject.eu




Learning at home and in the hospital
Lifelong Learning Programme
2013-2015
OVERALL BUDGET 573.737

HOMER
Programme Med

Fields Focusing on the theme of Open Data, a world-wide policy aiming at
making available and exploitable Public Sector Information (PSI).
Project Description Objectives
To aggregate all the relevant stakeholders involved in national or
regional Open data initiatives;
To identify the main obstacles of a wider re-use of PSI at MED
level, addressing the specific legal, cultural and technological
barriers of PSI;
To set up an effective strategy able to harmonise Open data
policy and portals across the area;
To ensure that the Open Data strategy is transferable and re-
usable by a large number of public administrations in the MED
area;
To set up the basis for a transnational digital market in the
Mediterranean area;
To raise awareness and test the economic benefits of making
public data open and reusable;
To raise awareness and test the social and political benefits of
making public data open and reusable;
To ensure that all the governments in the Mediterranean space
are aware of the results achieved by the project;
Activities
To identify the main obstacles of a wider re-use of PSI at MED
level, addressing the specific legal, cultural and technological
barriers of PSI and to set up an effective strategy able to
harmonize Open data policy and portals across the MED area.
To develop a standardized process for the development of Open
Data portals in each project territory, opening relevant data with
an impact on policies in the Mediterranean area: tourism,
agriculture, environment, culture and energy.
To develop a MED Federation of open data portals aimed at
encouraging interoperability between sectorial data.



Other www.homerproject.eu




Supporting the Development of Skills for SME Internationalization
PROGRAMME MED
2012-2015
OVERALL BUDGET 3.666.437

GREEN IT
Interreg IVC


Fields Helping Regions and Cities in Europe to collaborate by sharing experiences
and good practices in the area of green IT - greening of and greening by
information- and communication technologies.
Project Description Objectives
Develop a systematic Green IT policy framework and select a
number of good practices and effective policies in areas such as:
Geo-information systems, open data, city planning, energy
efficient buildings, transport and mobility etc.
Activation of European cities with a high sustainable energy
ambition, a strong ICT technology potential and previous
experience in Green IT

Activities
Support in the best practices identification
Communication Activities
Event support


Other www.greenitnet.org






Experience transfer and good practices in the area of green IT
INTERREG 4B (MED)
2011-2014
OVERALL BUDGET 1,2 MILLION

TEMA
Programme MED

Fields EncouragingEnvironmental Technology based SMEs (ET-SMEs) to surpass
the regional dimension and develop international activities.
Project Description Objectives
Internationalisation of ET-SMEs
TEMA will result in the improvement of the means available for
ET SMEs to develop successful internationalisation and
valorisation strategies aimed at improving of their
competitiveness and market opportunities.
Opening-up of new markets for ET-SMEs
Provide the necessary means to overcome the barriers and
difficulties experienced by ET-SMEs.
Development of a consolidated ET-SMEs sector culture
Gradual creation of a culture aware of the specificities of the
sector and concerned with the development of
internationalisation strategies

Activities
Complete project Management
Communication
Cluster development
Platform creation
Regional studies and policy analysis


Other www.temamed.eu






Technology-based Environmental Enterprises Market Approach
INTERREG 4B (MED)
2010-2012
OVERALL BUDGET 1,2 MILLION

SENIORLAB
PLAN AVANZA
Fields Active Ageing; Consumer-based Innovation; ICT, Robotics; Living Labs; new
product/service development; applied R&D.

Project Description Objectives and overall description
SeniorLab is a physical and virtual laboratory), it includes the simulation
of a house with all rooms, intended primarily for research related
toimproving quality of life and promoting independence for Seniors.

The initiative is configured as a new concept for research, development
and innovation based on involving users in all stages of this process.
Allowing researchers, business and managers to examine the user
acceptance of solutions generated, and the degree of usability, while
making an assessment of the feasibility of bringing the product to market.

Target Groups
Senior population
R&D Centers
Enterprises
Health and Sociosanitary Centers

Activities
Creation on a physical and virtual living lab
Development of services and products
Setting up pilot testing activities
Business model definition

Other Member of the European Network of living labs
http://www.seniorlab.es



COMPLETE NAME: SENIORLAB
DATES 2008-2010
OVERALL BUDGET 1,1 Million



TANIT
INNOVATING PROJECTS ESF
Fields ICT, Social Innovation; Equality; Education; policy and instrument analysis;

Project Description Objectives
The overall objective of the project was one of increasing overall
awareness regarding the gender gap and to propose concrete actions and
policies dedicated to bridge it. More specifically TANIT included the
development of a comprehensive guide dedicated to the analysis of the
existing gender-based technology gap, the development of a full territorial
analysis; examination of the results of previous policies; recommendations
to policy makers; statistical analysis; development of indicators; analysis of
regional; national and international practices.

Target Group
Public Authorities; educational institutions, equality promotion
organizations.

Activities
Policy and Program analysis
Definition of indicators
Best Practice Transferability
Policy Recommendations

Other White book and full guide available on the www-funditec.es website
Project results were selected as core reading material to train all regional
equality agents









REDUCING THE TECHNOLOGY-BASED GENDER GAP.
DEPATMENT OF WORK
DATES 2009-2010
OVERALL BUDGET 40.000



ICS
Programme MED
Fields Social Innovation; Enterprise promotion; Cooperatives; Tourism; fisheries;
Cluster Development;;

Project Description Objectives
The main project objectives are to strengthen the potential of innovation
of the cooperative enterprises in fishery, agriculture,tourism and
environmental sectors and to promote them on the international markets.
The main activities are: survey onregional policies supporting the
cooperative entrepreneurship; common action plan for the integration of
cooperative systems;feasibility study for the clusterization of MED
cooperatives of the sectors identified; pilot projects and online services.

Target Group
Public authorities; Cooperatives.

Activities
1 Setting up the transnational cooperation framework
2. Analysis, survey and action plan for the MED cooperative system:
analysis on changes affecting the cooperative economy, regional policies
and legal frameworks (SWOT analysis for the following sectors: fishery,
tourism, agriculture and environmental sectors); peer review,
benchmarking and innovative solutions planning
3. Cooperative enterprises clusterization:
4. Online services and tools for the cooperatives' innovation: on-line
observatory; high added value services for cooperative systems.
5. Disseminate and capitalize


Other Widescale and multisector social innovation.




SMEs AND COOPERATIVE ECONOMY FOR LOCAL DEVELOPMENT
2010-2012
OVERALL BUDGET 1,8 Million


TURISTAbile
European Social Fund 2007-2013
Fields Tourism; Accessibility improvement to disabled population (physical
and/or Intellectual)

Project Description Objectives
The project wants to realize a voluntary system of certification adapted to
evaluate the level of accessibility of the tourist structures, furthermore the
project promotes labour insertion of population with special needs. The
project will also develop services such as:
information and training,
Consultancy and mentoring
Online guide development
Site Analysis

Target Group
Public authorities; tourism boards; transport and mobility agencies;
tourism associations; special needs associations.

Activities
Best Practices analysis; transferability analysis to regional requirements
and characteristics; Training material development; creation of an
accessibility label, international communication activities.

Other Project pilot in an initial stage dedicated to the region of Cagliari




COMPLETE NAME
DATES 2010-2012
OVERALL BUDGET 266.000


MNEMOSYNE
INTERREG IVC Subproject
Fields Social Innovation; Health; Ageing Population; ICT; Multimedia online
Training Materials.

Project Description Objectives
The Mnemosyne project is conceived to design an online-based platform
of health and social care services for individuals with dementia syndrome
and Alzheimer, and their relatives.
Main objectives
To design an efficient and innovative system that will increase the
quality of life for families, carers and patients
To design a system that will complement the services provided by
health institutions and professional carers
To produce a white paper on policy recommendations to be
used as a guideline by health administrations

Target Group
Families; Alzheimer and Dementia Associations; Socio Sanitary Centres;
Health Authorities; Doctors and Nurses; Caregivers; patients.

Activities
The online-based platform will provide innovative means of emotional and
informational support for relatives and care givers of Alzheimer and
dementia patients. It also provides tools for the remote assistance and
monitoring of the patients and educational appliances for cognitive
stimulation. By conducting a pilot test, the validity of teleassistance home
care services for remote therapeutic treatment of dementia and Alzheimer
will be researched. The outcomes will give partners the opportunity to
draw a picture of the state-of-the-art of the sector and to identify the
most pressing needs to be addressed.

Others




TELEASSISTANCE SERVICES FOR ELDERY PATIENTS WITH DEMENTIA SYNDROME, ALZHEIMER AND THEIR FAMILIES
2010-2011
OVERALL BUDGET 438.640


M-ENT
International Development Collaboration Programme
Fields Gender equality; entrepreneurship; Incubation Facilities

Project Description Objectives

This project has as its main objective to support the development of
women-managed business initiatives in Morocco. For this, the project will
develop activities aimed at the promotion of entrepreneurship and
business generation in order to have an impact in the social and economic
environment of the region that will facilitate the inception of new
business-oriented adventures. Moreover, the project is expected to
improve and strengthen the regional competitiveness and to facilitate the
consolidation of a local network of support for women-managed
businesses.

Target Group
Women business owners and entrepreneurs; business development
agents, public authorities; agents for the promotion of gender-equality;
training institutions.

Activities
In order to achieve its objectives the project will be divided in 2 different
actions:

To develop training activities promoting women-lead business
creation and offering advice in the development of business
plans. The training activities will include, among others, market-
oriented information, market-research training and assistance in
the development of business and marketing plans.
To foster the development of a regional network of women
business owners and entrepreneurs. This network will encourage
coaching activities with relevant agents of the sector,
dissemination activities and will offer valuable information on the
market


Other The project will also includes the formation of long term links among
different associations dedicated to the promotion and support of women
entrepreneurs.



NAME: Morocco-Spain Entreprenurial training
In collaboration with Association des Femmes Chefs d'Entreprises du Maroc (Afem)
2010-2011
OVERALL BUDGET 69.000


Pandora
Leonardo da Vinci Programme(Transfer of Innovation)
Fields Process Analysis; SMEs; Risk management, Business management, Training
Project Description Objectives

The objective of the Pandora project is to create a training programme,
based on the results obtained in the field analysis, to help European
companies and organisations to implement an effective risk management
system.
The objectives of the training program developed by the project were
focused on a change in attitude toward risk assessment as well as to
facilitate SMEs in dealing with risk assessment in a responsible and
affordable way. According to the project objectives, the best this could be
achieved was to increase risk awareness and make risk assessment a
common practice within SMEs and to assist SMEs in making risk
assessment a common practice within their organisations.

Target Group
Entrepreneurs; Business development agents; Lifelong learning
Institutions

Activities
Identification of risk management challenges in the Agri-food, Life
Sciences and Small Metal Industry.
Creation of a training programme, based on the results of the
research, addressing those issues identified in the evaluation
phase.
Development of awareness raising and dissemination activities
among the relevant agents (SMEs and Public Institutions).


Other www.pandora-project.eu/



PANDORA PROJECT RISK MANAGEMENT
2008-2010
OVERALL BUDGET



Creatin
Leonardo da Vinci (Transfer of Innovation)
Fields Idea generation selection and implementation, Creativity, Systematic
Innovation, Business Management, Entrepreneurship; Training; third
sector and Innovation Intermediaries.

Project Description Objectives

The CREATIN project is aimed at improving the capacity for innovation in
products and services of European SMEs through the application of
creativity techniques, creating a methodology for continuous learning for
the human resources of the centres and organizations for SMEs support,
and the human resources of the SMEs, giving them the skills and abilities
to integrate and apply these techniques to the innovation in products and
services. Focus will be on those human resources in support organizations
that give direct services to the SMEs in the area of innovation (innovation
agents) and the human resources of the SMEs dedicated to research,
development and innovation (innovation managers).

Target Group
Business managers, SMEs Human Resources Departments, Innovation
Agents, Innovation Managers,

Activities
Identification of creativity needs and shortcomings in the regions
entrepreneurial environment.
Development of a self-learning system, available online,
integrating materials and contents concerning information,
knowledge and training in the field of product and services
innovation.
Development of awareness raising and dissemination activities
among the relevant agents (SMEs and Public Institutions).

Other http://www.creatin-project.net/



CREATIN
2008 - 2010
OVERALL BUDGET 382.000



VIPIA II
Leonardo da Vinci (Transfer of Innovation)
Field Entrepreneurship, Business Incubation, Business Development,
Multimedia Training Materials

Project Description Objectives
In continuation to the successfully completed project Virtual Pre-Incubator
Accelerator (ViPiA), ViPiA II aims to encourage entrepreneurship and
innovation through the provision of professional business training and
advisory services for students, graduates, people at research and
education agencies and inventors.
To encourage entrepreneurship and innovation through the
provision of business training, a virtual learning network and
mentoring start-ups.
To create better opportunities for easy and low cost access to
continuous professional training and advisory services
To develop a new specialized training system based on
knowledge and good-practices in the management of high-tech
business
To facilitate admission to incubation programs by using the on-
line sessions, visiting schemes to business incubators, individually
designed courses and other didactic materials to cover the needs
for training of their staff and/or tenants and start-up enterprises
in the technology sector

Target Group
Students, Graduates, People at Research and Education Agencies,
Investors.

Activities
Identification of business creation challenges faced by the target
groups.
Development of training modules and advisory services for
students, graduates, people at research and education
institutions and inventors.
Implementation of an multimedia application.

Other http://www.vipia.net



VIPIA II VIRTUAL PRE-INCUBATOR ACCELERATOR
2008-2010
OVERALL BUDGET



INTASS
Leonardo da Vinci (Transfer of Innovation)
Field Utilization and distribution of results, Lifelong learning, Higher education,
Open and distance learning, Enterprise, SME, Continuous training Sectors
Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities, Information and
Communication, Education.
Project Description Objectives
The project aims to adapt to the Hungarian needs two IP-management
courses (IP4INNO and SWAN) which were elaborated and used by leading
European institutions. These customized courses, teaching materials,
educators than shall be accessible for any Hungarian SMEs which will help
them to exploit their intangible assets.

Target Group
The INTASS project intends to fill this gap in Hungary by transferring 2
existing programmes addressed to innovation intermediaries, universities,
SMEs and Big Industries (BIs) for developing awareness of the commercial
value of IP and the appropriate skills for designing and implementing
exploitation strategies for their business. The concerned programmes
have been developed by EU15 partners summing up their experience and
know how. The programmes will be used as base for tailoring training
initiative in the transferee country in line with the regional context and
actual needs. The project addresses directly: Intermediary organizations
Training agencies Research centres, universities; and indirectly:
Personnel of SMEs and BIs; Researchers; Inventors.

Activities
Tangible and intangible outcomes: designing of 2 regional modular
training programmes; localization of information material on IPR issues
addressed to intermediaries and SMEs/BIs; provision and localization of
teaching materials, tools and advice (training toolkit); training the
trainers for successfully run the programme; pilot testing and regional
curricula fine-tuning; training programme mainstreamed.

Other Project results will be exploited through specific university accredited
courses.




TRAINING FOR INTANGIBLE ASSETS EXPLOITATION
2009-2011
OVERALL BUDGET 304.700



INNOCAMARAS
ERDF
Fields SMES; Innovation analysis; Value Chain Analysis; Product Development;
Service development; Technology Valorisation; prototyping.
Project Description Objectives
Contribute to improving the competitiveness of small and medium
enterprises through the adoption of a culture for continuous innovation to
achieve sustained economic growth.
Specific objectives:
Develop a methodology that offers employers a number of ways
to adopt a sensible and positive attitude to innovation.
Support small and medium enterprises in developing solutions to
implement a culture of innovation.
Encourage business networking to promote the dissemination of
knowledge and best practices.
Encourage the transfer of technology and knowledge from
agencies and public and private institutions to small and medium
enterprises.
Target Group
SMES

Activities

Phase I: Diagnosis Aided Innovation (RTI)
This phase includes an assisted diagnostic system that allows to know the
layout and location of the competitiveness of the target company or a
small group of SMEs with similar characteristics in their economic
environment and market. This diagnosis, after analyzing the possibilities
for innovation in each of the links in the value chain, provides a few lines
of recommendation on the key aspects in the target company's
competitiveness, in which the development of innovative activities can
contribute effectively to achieving greater efficiency and productivity.

Phase II: Plan for Innovation.
Addressees the implementation of the recommendations and investment
alternatives innovation identified in the diagnostic phase

Other http://www.innocamaras.org



INNOCAMARAS
Chamber of Commerce of Barcelona
2009-2012
OVERALL BUDGETn.a.



IP4INNO
PRO INNO
Fields Intellectual Property; SMEs; IP Exploitation; Enforcement; SMEs; Training;
Policy Analysis.

Project Description Objectives
The main aim of ip4inno is to increase understanding and usage of
intellectual property (IP) by SMEs , with a view to increasing innovation
and competitiveness in line with the Lisbon goals.

Target Group
Ip4inno is aimed principally at SMEs through training staff (train the
trainers) in entities supporting small businesses, such as Technology
Transfer Offices, institutions involved in the innovation process (e.g. from
Chambers of Commerce or Innovation Agencies) or Business Advisory
Bodies and Incubators.

Activities
Ip4inno proposes to address:
Building a Consortium using a pooling approach, integrating an
important number of actors undertaking similar or
complementary activities in the field of innovation. Synergies will
be exploited to perform common analyses and design enhanced
services;
Analysing the training needs of the target groups in the field of IP
management;
Providing training for specific target groups in the protection and
exploitation of IP and IP management, with the main focus being
on patenting;
Disseminating and facilitating the exchange and dissemination of
information and good practices, including training packages
within several European countries.

Other Project evaluated as a Best Practice by Pro INNO
http://www.ip4inno.eu



Intellectual Property for Innovation
2007-2008 (expanded via IP4INNO 2 until 2011)
OVERALL BUDGET 3.995.788


RESSORT
Program
Fields Corporate Social Responsibility; Dissemination; Training.

Project Description Objectives
Description
In the framework of the EQUAL Community Initiative, the Provincial of
Barcelona, in collaboration with various stakeholders in the province of
Barcelona (trade unions, business associations, municipalities, employers,
regional councils, etc.) RESSORT undertook the project with the aim of
improving job quality and competitiveness of SMEs in the territory
through the implementation of CSR policies.

Target Group
Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, third sector and social economy
organizations, municipalities and public authorities.
Activities
1. Identification of good CSR practices, awareness-raising and
dissemination of the project's actions
2. Institutional training of the partner entities and the territories
participating in the project
3. Design of tools for the development and application of CSR in SMEs in
the following areas:
Equality, conciliation and managing diversity
Quality of conditions in the workplace
Environment, health and safety
Market, transparency and social action
4. Support for testing and the implementation of specific CSR practices in
SMEs
5. Evaluation and transfer of the model

Other http://www.projecteressort.net/




THE SPRING TO SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
2005-2008
OVERALL BUDGET 1,7 Million



DIAGINTEC
INNO EMPRESA
Fields Innovation, Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Technology
Development, Small and Medium Enterprises

Project Description Objectives
The DIAGINTEC project conducted a comprehensive computerised
diagnostic of innovation and technology services among SMEs to be used
as a basis for the development of strategic innovation plans among the
former.

The project developed mechanisms of support for SMEs in the definition
of their innovation strategies and provided tools for the improvement of
the firms competitive orientation. To this end, the project provided SMEs
with a comprehensive assessment on technology innovation aimed at
highlighting the firms weaknesses and strengths. From these analyses
companies were supported in taking the necessary steps and in developing
suitable innovation strategies.

The SMEs that participated in the project received a complete assessment
on their technology capacities and innovation performance and were
provided with an innovation plan coherent with the companies nature
and objectives

Target Group
SMEs, Business Managers, Innovation Agents

Activities
- Online evaluation of participant SMEs innovation systems
- Identification of challenges and necessary system improvements.
- Consultancy and coaching services for SMEs in the definition of
innovation projects according to the identified strategic priorities.
- Definition of individualised innovation plans for the participant
SMEs.
- Dissemination and Communication activities.



DIAGINTEC INNOVACIN Y TECNOLOGIA
2008
281.820


INNOTALEM
Regional -Projectes Innovadors
Fields Innovation, Business Management, Knowledge and Innovation Transfer,
Public-Private agents cooperation

Project Description Objectives

The Innotalem project developed a comprehensive set of measures that
would facilitate the identification and attraction of national and European
high-profile professionals to Catalan Public and Private institutions where
they would occupy managing and advisory roles (mainly oriented to
strategic sectors).

The project was based on a concise methodology that ensured the success
and the quality of the project development, identifying the issues were
coaching and support activities were more advisable.

Target Group
Public Institutions, Innovation Agents, Private Institutions, SMEs, Business
Development Agents, Universities, Research Centres

Activities
- Identification of national and European professional profiles that
could provide valuable know-how to Catalan strategic firms and
institutions.
- Field study and identification of the institutions and firms
showing important strategic potential and that could benefit the
most from the project implementation.
- Training and mentoring activities for the identified professionals.
- Evaluation, monitoring and dissemination of the projects results.

Other http://www.innotalentum.com/pdf/memoria_Innotalem.pdf



INNOTALEM Detecting Talent
INNOTALENTUM
2010
50.200



BIA-PYME
Ministry of Industry
Fields Business Management, Innovation, Risk Management, SMEs,
Competitiveness, Market Intelligence, Textile Sector

Project Description Objectives
The BIA-SME project was conceived to help SMEs to optimise their
decision-making processes, both in terms of time and results. The project
developed a process aimed to introduce, among the beneficiary SMEs, a
set of Market Intelligence tools to be used as a basis for their decision-
making processes and minimising the risks faced by these companies while
improving their efficiency and effectiveness.

Throughout this project, Funditec was active in providing suitable
solutions to one of the most pressing needs currently faced by SMEs in the
territory, namely, to take the most appropriate and quick decisions in
order to achieve competitiveness in the global market.

Target Group
SMEs, Business Managers, Textile Industry; Clusters; Public Authorities.

Activities
- Identification of SMEs informational and Market Intelligence
needs in order to define the most appropriate vision and strategy
for each particular sector.
- Methodology definition and implementation analysis based on
the results gathered in the previous phase.
- Development of an Assisted Evaluation System for SMEs.
- Training activities on the use and implementation of the Assisted
Evaluation System.
- Implementation of the system in SMES, monitoring and
dissemination activities.

Other The electronic tools developed in the project have serve as the basis for
other intelligence and knowledge management programmes.



BIA PIME BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE FOR SMEs
GREMI TXTIL DE TERRASSA
2006 - 2007
182.000


LOGIC IMPLANT
Regional SMEs Competitiveness Plan
Field Business Management, Technology Development, SMEs Competitiveness,
Textile Sector

Project Description Objectives
LOGIC IMPLANT was conceived out of the need identified by textile
companies to streamline their production processes in order to increase
their competitiveness in the global market. To achieve this, Funditec
collaborated in the articulation of this initiative and in the identification of
specific needs for each firm seeking to implement technological tools for
the enhancement of their production processes and logistics, and
subsequently increasing their international competitiveness.
The result of the project was an increase on the competitiveness of
participating companies and improved production and logistics systems.

Target Group

Textile Sector SMEs.

Activities
- Technological Analysis of Logistic Processes in SMEs
- Logistic Process Modelisation
- Definition of the Evaluation Methodology
- Evaluation of the logistic process
- Implementation of the methodology in SMEs

Other Selected as Best Practice. Creation of 2 Logistic platforms via common
private financing.




LOGIC IMPLANT Technology-based improvement of SMEs logistics
CECOT
2006 - 2007
141.000


E-TEAMS
Interreg III C
Fields Inter-regional Cooperation, Policy development; SMES; Cooperative
activities.

Project Description Objectives
Funditec worked in the European project Interregional Entrepreneurial
Teams (E-Teams), conducted between September 2004 and October 2007,
and the participating universities, companies and public institutions from 9
different countries, that wanted to exchange experiences and to
demonstrate what business needs to be transferred to political entities to
promote policies that support SMEs.

This project created a platform for cooperation between European SMEs
to provide innovative solutions that were presented at the European
Commission with the aim of taking into account for policies to support
SMEs in cohesion programs European Union 2007-2013.
The E-Teams are working groups composed of between 6 and 10 SMEs,
together with representatives of the administration and the universities,
each of the participating countries who worked in coordination with the
so-called MAPs, groups which bring together representatives of the
administration, university and private sector, and exploit the information
provided by the e-Teams to design proposals for new policies to promote
SMEs. MAP Funditec was part of Spain.


Target Group
Public authorities, Regional Innovation Agents, Research Community,
Entrepreneurs, SMEs, Business Development Agents

Activities
The overall aim of the operation is to create sustainable regional and
interregional infrastructure(s) encouraging entrepreneurship as well as
development and internationalisation in SMEs . E-teams will design, test
and implement methodologies with intra and interregional
entrepreneurial teams as a platform for knowledge and experience
exchange between SMEs, regional actors and researchers in the involved
regions. Teams will be created in different thematic fields based on
common interests amongst the involved regions, such as for example
environmental protection and technology. These teams will give
continuous feed-back for adaptation of regional entrepreneurship policies
and strategies.

Other Multilevel project



E-TEAMS INTERREGIONAL ENTREPRENEURIAL TEAMS
2004-2007
1,239,590.00



CREARSE
Fields Corporate Social Responsibility, Small and Medium Firms Competitiveness,
Social Innovation,
Project Description Objectives

Since the creation of the State Council of the Spanish Government for
Corporate Social Responsibility, the Spanish government has become a
firm supporter of CSR as a tool to enhance competitiveness. Funditec,
aware of the need to improve CSR values among the business
environment, designed the CREARSE project intended to make visible the
efforts made by SMEs in this respect and in coherence with the strategic
vision of public administration.

By means of the CREARSE project, Funditec developed a web site including
variegated content related to Corporate Social Responsibility issues; this,
allowed SMEs to implement CSR-related innovation and strategies in their
strategies. The absence of a regulatory framework for CSR at the time,
were the grounds to add a virtual space allowing companies to understand
the benefits and opportunities posed by CSR and the various initiatives
they could take in this regard.

With this in mind, the project had as its paramount objective the creation
of a Cluster of CSR-sensitive Small and Medium Enterprises

Target Group
Small and Medium Enterprises, Business Development Agents, Public
Authorities,

Activities

- Creation of the project Blog (including all the previously selected
participants)
- Dissemination and communication of the project main objectives
among related agents
- Development of interviews with the participant firms in order to
understand their particular needs and characteristics.
- Validation of the opportunities and risks identified during the
interviews.
- Development of the virtual tool and consolidation of the cluster.

Other http://www.proyectocrearse.com/
Winner of National Competition Cajamar

CREARSE PROJECT CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY TOOLS
CAJAMAR
2007-2009
30.735


ASESTIC
Programa AVANZA
Fields ICT, Business Management, Small and Medium Enterprises Development,
Innovation,

Project Description t Objectives
ASESTIC was one of the first projects in Spain designed to enhance the
implementation of ICT solutions among SMEs by means of the
development of an innovative information security management system
based on the UNE-ISO/IEC 27001:2007 standard.

In the context of the interest of the Government of Spain in this field, the
ASESTIC project, developed and led by Funditec, aimed at the
implementation of an innovative system of information management
among a critical mass of companies in the territory. The initiative was
implemented thanks to the funding of the Ministry of Industry, Tourism
and Commerce of Spain.

To this end, project implementation Funditec worked closely with two
leading consultants in this area, ensuring that the undertakings obtained a
quantum leap in the systems of information management in the region.

Target Group
SMEs, Business Development Agents, Public Administration Institutions,

Activities

- Evaluation and identification of SMEs needs in terms of
information security management.
- Definition of the improvement actions in coherence with the
needs identified in the previous phase.
- Definition and design of the ASESTIC information security
management system.
- Implementation of the system among SMEs in the region
- UNE-ISO/IEC 27001:2007 standard firms certification.

Other The project led to a significant increase nationwide to the number of
companies certified by the norm UNE-ISO/IEC 27001:2007

ASESTIC ASISENCIA ESPECIALIZADA EN PYMES TIC
2009-2010
249.562


CORES I & II
ProgramaInnoempresa
Social Innovation Corporate Social Responsibility, Business Management, Social Innovation,
SMEs Development,

Project Description Objectives
The CORES project was a supra-regional project, developed in two stages
(CORES Project I and II) implemented in 4 Spanish regions and that
counted with the participation of a multisectoral number of SMEs.

The project's objective was to develop a communication tool (based on an
online application)to assist SMEs and business development agent in the
disseminating of best practices on the field of Corporate Social
Responsibility - CSR among small and medium enterprises.

In order to achieve these results, Funditec developed a methodology and a
virtual platform in which the participant actors could disseminate, publish
and identify the most relevant best practices in the implementation of
Corporate Social Responsibility. Finally, Funditec, carried a study, based on
SMEs participation, to validate the role of CSR for the improvement if
SMEs performance and competitiveness.

Target Group
Small and Medium Enterprises, Business Development agents, Public
Administration,

Activities

- Analysis and definition of Corporate Social Responsibility tools
- Definition of the diagnosis and communication methodology
- Development of training seminars on the role of CSR in SMEs
performance and competitiveness.
- Development and implementation of a virtual platform for the
sharing of best practices of CSR and providing relevant tools for
the further implementation of CSR solutions among SMEs.
- Dissemination activities among relevant agents

Other www.proyectocores.es/

CORES PROJECT Implantacin y Comunicacin de la Responsabilidad Social Empresarial en la Pymes
CECOT
2008 - 2010
480.379 / 359.302,78


SUPER - SME
VIth FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
Fields Innovation Transfer, Public/Private collaboration, SMEs development, R +
D, Regional development
Project Description Objectives

The SUPER-SME project aims to contribute to the objective of raising the
intensity of research expenditure and activity of enterprises in the
participating regions through a mix of activities.

These objectives can be broken down as follows:

- Increase the level of contract research contracts between
regionally based laboratories and scientific institutes and regional
SMEs.
- Increase the participation of regional SMEs to nationally funded
R&D programmes and to the EU RTD Framework Programme
- Contribute to the implementation and updating of specific
regional research, technological development and innovation
policies. This contribution took the form of detailed plans for
specific measures to improve the effectiveness of S&T
intermediation services;
- Transfer of S&T intermediation methodology from each
participating mentor' regions to one of the 'mentee' regions


Target Group
SMEs, Research Centres, Scientific Institutes, Public Administration
Bodies, Business Development agents

Activities

- Mapping S&T intermediation services and identifying gaps
- Inter-regional workshop will then allow an exchange of views and
discussions on the outcome of the mapping exercise
- Peer review and mentoring actions to develop regional S&T
intermediation networks
- Publication of a blueprint guide providing guidance to policy
makers in RTD matters

Other http://www.e-innovation.org/supersme/index.html

SUPER SME SUPPORTING POTENTIAL AND EXISTING RESEARCH INTENSIVE SMES
Regional Council of Lorraine
2006 2007
453,252.54


ECODISSENY
Fields Eco-design, SMEs development, Small Firms Competitiveness,
Project Description Objectives

Funditec, in collaboration with other agents in the region worked on a
study of the art of ecological products and services in order to inform
companies (in particular SMEs) on the added value provided by eco-
friendly products and services.

With this intention Funditec collaborated in the development of a
methodology that would offer participant SMEs accessible and easy-to-use
tools for the identification of market opportunities. These tools required a
minimal investment of resources from the incumbent firms. This
methodology used the ISO 14062 regulation due to SMEs familiarity with
them.

The work performed by Funditec allowed 4 SMEs in Galicia and 6 SMEs in
Catalonia to use an accessible Ecodesign-oriented methodology and
allowed them to endow their products and services with a needs-sensitive
design.

Target Group
SMEs, Business Development agents

Activities

- Analysis of Eco-design needs and opportunities in the regions of
Catalonia and Galicia
- Development of a shared methodology aimed at providing SMEs
with valuable tools to understand Ecodesign benefits.
- Implementation of the methodology in a group of SMEs in the
regions of Catalonia and Galicia.

Other Implemented in 25 SMEs

2007-2008
292.000



PRISMA
Fields Social Corporate Responsibility, SMEs Development, Business
Management, SMEs competitiveness support, Social Innovation

Project Description Objectives

The European project PRISMA, financed within the INTERREG SUDOE
programme, was aimed at the integration of Social Corporate
Responsibility values within the strategic framework of Small and Medium
Enterprises of the Southwest of Europe.

Funditec, as a project collaborator in the region of Catalonia, took part,
together with the rest of European partners, in a multiregional study of
SCR perceptions in the participant regions as well as in the identification of
relevant best managerial practices.

This study was aimed at the promotion of active policies and awareness
raising activities in the region on SCR benefits for firms competitiveness.
At the same time, Funditec collaborated in the development of a tool
gathering regional procedures and initiatives related to Social Corporate
Responsibility.

Throughout the project Funditec accompanied to more than 15 companies
in the region of Catalonia.

Target Group
Small and Medium Enterprises, Business Development Agents,

Activities
- Publicize and disseminate the Southeast European SMEs the benefits
associated with adoption of CSR approach in business management;
- Develop a Pilot Model and implement CSR in a sample of SMEs;
- Promote and support the implementation of specific CSR content in the
participating SMEs;
- Train staff in SMEs and sponsoring agencies, that he has the ability to
control processes of implementing a CSR approach.





Promotion and integration of strategies and actions on social responsibility (CSR)
in Southeast European SMEs
2006-2008
587.684,91




CONSULTANCY ASSINGMENTS
Territorial instruments and
Innovation Policy
Innovation Vouchers: Development of an Implementation plan
including international benchmarking to put into place this
financing instrument at regional level.
Science and technology Parks: Various consultancy assignments
dedicated to feasibility analysis; finance raising; Scientific impact;
development of Technology centres; Audiovisual Technologies.
Innovation Operative Programme: Ex-post evaluation of the
2000-2006 Operational Programme of Catalonia.
Evaluation of the IRCs: Development of a complete analysis and
impact of the Catalonian Innovation Relay Centre.
Valorisation Mapping: Analysis of the Innovation and valorisation
agents (structure; HHRR; Services; financing etc)

Social Innovation Cooperatives: Development of a programme dedicated to
promoting the transformation of enterprises in a process of
reorganization into worker-owned cooperatives.
Ageing: Analysis of existing innovative measures dedicated to
support independent living within a family environment.
CRS: Development of SME-specific guides to implement CRS
actions
Sustainability and financial analysis: Services provided to various
institutions within the 3
rd
sector.

Business and Economic
Innovation
AEI: Creation of a cluster dedicated to promote the integration of
innovative programmes and measures throughout the value
chain of the textile sector.
3RFISH: Within the Framework of the LIFE+ programme Funditec
carried out a full analysis of the different technologies and
methodologies dedicated to the recycling of fishing apparels.
DIAGINTEC: Within the framework of INTERREG SUDOE Funditec
carried out support and mentoring activities to innovation agents
and to firms.
EQUALITY PLANS: Funditec has developed a significant amount of
Equality and CRS plans with the self developed electronic support
tools.
CYBERSUDOE: Within the framework of INTERREG SUDOE
Funditec carried out the internal and external evaluation of the
project.





Please find below a summarized listing of our most recent consultancy activities (including both public and private clients).


TRAINING PROGRAMS

Science and Technology Parks Extensive training developed to encompass all the aspects of STPs, and
related infrastructures such as technology centres or Incubators. The
most recent training session included a Pan-American program with
representatives of virtually all south American and central American
countries.

Innovation Instruments Training program dedicated to new innovation or Technology transfer
agents. The training has variations depending on the target audience;
with specific contents for public agents (mostly universities; public
authorities; hospitals; etc) and for private firms.
Innovation Financing
Instruments
The training includes an overview of existing public support measures;
banking; different types of loans; risk capital; business angels; etc.


CRS Complete training pack targeted to SMEs covering the fields of; work-life
balance; equality; environment; labour risk communication and
governance.

Equalitiy Specific training materials dedicated to the development of specific
equality actions within SMEs


Health Agents Global innovation and organizational training dedicated to Health&
Sanitary agents.

Creativitiy Workshops and activities focused on Idea generation; selection;
implementation & processes.

Development of Cooperatives Introductory programme dedicated to the creation and transformation of
cooperatives.

Intellectual property rights Complete training pack with over 12 modules dedicated to all aspects of
IPRs (training materials validated by the EPO).

Seed Funding Originally designed for the creation of new financing instruments in newly
ascending countries the training program now includes; fund feasibility
analysis; project evaluation; internal processes; exit strategies; co
financing; investor reports; market research; technology analysis and
business planning preparation & evaluation.


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