Experts from innovation agencies and business support organisations from seven EU countries have met in Trento to kick off the 200SMEchallenge project.

Representatives from Hub Innovazione Trentino (project coordinator), Business Oulu and University of Oulu, Dansk Design Centre, Espaitec, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Lithuanian Innovation Centre, Steinbeis Europa Zentrum and Tehnopol Tallinn have gathered at EIT Digital to share their experiences in project management and implementation and discuss the prospects of the pilot action that will have to be executed within the scope of the project. The consortium will pilot the UX Challenge innovation contests in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Lithuania and Spain and evaluate their impact on Small and Medium Enterprises.

During the kick off meeting partners gave gone through every single work package in detail and agreed on actions that need to be taken along with the time schedule to implement them. All project management issues and roles have been also sorted out to make the implementation of the project as smooth as possible.