Start at Best

Cork City Council is one of four consortium partners involved with the Start at Best project.  This project aims to improve non-technological innovation - e.g. relating to human resources practices; procurement or knowledge management - as a means to enable businesses to prosper.

The project is supported under the Horizon 2020 Programme 2018-2020 for a better innovation support to SMEs and the action Workplace innovation uptake by SMEs (INNOSUP-04-2019).  

Start at Best

This topic aligns with Cork City Council’s ongoing support for innovation as a viable driver for local company growth.  Through this project, Cork City Council will promote the visibility of workplace innovation for business competitiveness and the awareness among SMEs and micro-firms across the Irish member state.

To this end, Start at Best has now launched three national open calls and one Europe-wide open call for funding proposals. This Call will see 30 individual companies or consortia of firms and providers across Europe allocated individual grants of €7,500 per successful applicant.

The winning projects will inspire SMEs to take more advantage of the opportunities offered by workplace innovation and will help to improve the framework conditions for the uptake of new technologies.

Full details of the Call for Funding Proposals is available here:

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