Year: 2017 | Country: México
The main objective of the consultancy was to evaluate the technical performance of the project “Support for Entrepreneurship through Open Innovation in Nuevo León” (ATN-ME-12255-ME). This project was implemented by the Institute of Innovation and Technology Transfer of Nuevo León (I2T2) and was partially financed with resources provided by the Multilateral Investment Fund of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB / MIF). The project was evaluated since it began its operation; analyzing the efficiency and effectiveness of both its operational management and its execution.
The purpose of the project was “to contribute to the increase of the competitiveness of SMEs in the State of Nuevo León, fostering innovative businesses”. The specific objective was “to establish a sustainable mechanism to support entrepreneurial activities among SMEs and help to convert their innovative ideas into business initiatives through Open Innovation (the use of internal and external knowledge flow to accelerate internal innovation and expansion of markets).
Key words: Entrepreneurs – Open Innovation – Evaluation- MIF – IDB – Value Chains – SMEs