INDEMAND-RCT Open Call-Murcia 2021
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Deadline: Nov 20, 2021
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Summary

Project full name: inDemand-RCT
Project acronym: inDemand-RCT
Grant agreement number: 824206
Total EU funding available: €325 000
Maximum amount of financial support for each third party: Up to a maximum of €10 000 per granted SME (lump sum)
Submission & evaluation process: Available at https://www.institutofomentomurcia.es/web/portal/indemand-rct1
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Description

InDemand-RCT is a project funded by Innosup 6 call entitled “experimentation in innovation agencies”.

Following such a call, indemand-RCT project entails performing a Random Control Trial (RCT) to check the efficacy of an innovation support model for SMEs (inDemand model, innovation driven by demand).

This call consists of some 14 technological challenges related to business innovation, digitalisation and response to covid19 identified by large/tractor companies located in the Murcia region. Such challenges will be identified in an explanatory fiche-dossier available in the guidelines document. SMEs of any Member State of the EU or H2020 associated country are entitled to express interest and apply for providing digital solutions to those challenges. SMEs accepted for the experimentation after the selection process will be randomly inserted in one of the two working groups per challenge,

Indemand-RCT foresees to reach a sample size of a maximum of 40 SMEs in total for both groups.

Selected SMEs will be part of the experimentation and will search-find the most suitable digital solution to solve the challenge identified by the large/tractor company.

InDemand-RCT is a project funded by Innosup 6 call entitled “experimentation in innovation agencies”.

Following such a call, indemand-RCT project entails performing a Random Control Trial (RCT) to check the efficacy of an innovation support model for SMEs (inDemand model, innovation driven by demand). It will be put into effect to meet the innovation, digitalisation and Covid-19 response needs identified by large/tractor companies in the Region of Murcia (Spain). The technological challenges identified by large/tractor companies are from economic sectors included in the Smart Specialisation Strategy of the Murcia region.

inDemand-RCT is based on the previous inDemand project (under the SC6 CO-CREATION 2016 call, with grant agreement 763735, and web https://www.indemandhealth.eu/), a new open innovation model where health organisations with unmet needs and external companies jointly co-create solutions.

At inDemand-RCT, the large/tractor companies’ challenges will be compared with inDemand support (co-creation + business support) versus the research of the SMEs to the needs identified without that support. The project will be carried out in Murcia, but the results will be widely disseminated to other regions of Europe.

Solver SMEs providing solutions to such challenges may be based in any EU member states.

The main objective of the project is to compare the inDemand model with Business Co-Creation and Support with the inDemand method without these support services.

Considering the differential characteristics, the inDemand model with co-creation and business support is expected to be more successful than the standalone inDemand model. However, this needs to be demonstrated by performing a scientific study comparing both approaches. The results will be analysed, and conclusions will be drawn as a means of assessing the trial. This is the aim of the inDemand RCT project.

InDemand-RCT main objective is that small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) will develop digital solutions with higher success rate -in terms of their application in practice/market uptake, as they have been developed with different levels of interaction between the challenger and the solver (intervention group and control group), based on randomisation operated to Solvers SMES expressing interest to develop digital solutions to the identified challenges.

This call consists of some 14 technological challenges related to business innovation, digitalisation and response to covid19 identified by large/tractor companies located in the Murcia region. Such challenges will be identified in an explanatory fiche-dossier available in the guidelines document. SMEs of any Member State of the EU or H2020 associated country are entitled to express interest and apply for providing digital solutions to those challenges. SMEs accepted for the experimentation after the selection process will be randomly inserted in one of the two working groups per challenge, which will offer the following services to SMEs:

Control group: explanatory fiche-dossier plus a grant up to a maximum of €10 000 (lump sum)

Intervention group: explanatory fiche-dossier plus a grant up to a maximum of €10 000 (lump sum), plus the enrol into a co-creation program of the solution with the large-tractor company, plus a business support for its business model from consulting experts.

Indemand-RCT foresees to reach a sample size of a maximum of 40 SMEs in total for both groups.

Selected SMEs will be part of the experimentation and will search-find the most suitable digital solution to solve the challenge identified by the large/tractor company. Visit our website, download the application form and guidance document and submit your application form now!! Do not hesitate to contact the inDemand-RCT representatives.

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