Services in support of innovation management - call for tenders

April 21, 2005

Brussels, 20 Apr 2005

The Commission's Enterprise and Industry DG has published a call for tenders for the development and testing of better services in support of innovation management.

The aim of this action is to better assist enterprises in their effort to innovate and promote a European-wide benchmarking and innovation culture. The contract will involve the undertaking of an in-depth assessment of existing tools and instruments that help companies to improve innovation management. It will involve testing different approaches, (taking into account different cultures and sectoral needs), and developing a prototype for a European self-assessment tool.

The call is aimed at innovation and management consultants and agencies with a very good knowledge of modern innovation management techniques, as well as of the practical instruments used to help enterprises. Furthermore, the contractor will be requested to carry out a large number of interviews, with a good country and sector balance, in order to test good methodologies with respect to their transferability.

The proposed activity will help to improve the methodology for services in support of innovation management, and will actively investigate and test new approaches in the area of innovation management. The foreseen total budget for the contract is five million euro.

For further information, please contact:

Ms Elke van Tendeloo
European Commission
Directorate-General Enterprise and Industry
Unit D1 - Innovation Policy Development
rue de la Science 15 01/16
B-1049 Brussels
Fax +32-2-296-04-28

To see the full details of the call, please consult the following web address:
http:/// ST=Seek-Deliver&LANGUAGE=en&DOCI D=073851-2005
Remarks: The deadline for requesting tender documents is 25.5.2005.
The deadline for submitting tender documents is 31.5.2005.

Before contacting the Commission, tenderers are strongly advised to consult the original call text in the Official Journal of the European Union at the reference below.

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