Open Call for participation in the pilot project of THINGS+ the Service Innovation Opportunity for SMEs


Second call for expresion of interest is open untill the end of February 2019.

Who are we looking for?

Small and medium-size companies with interest to grow and develop a new business approach by using modern innovation techniques.

What do we offer?

We offer training and consultancy in the field of service innovation in the pilot program supported by EU.

The call is addressed to entrepreneurs running an SME in the Central Europe program area and the aimed is to select testbed companies that will learn and apply Service Innovation Methodology in their business model.

What does it mean?

Simply said service innovation is introducing or adding service into a manufacturing production. For example: Shifting production from making power tools to renting power tools (HILTI power tools). This doesn’t mean that the company needs to change the business model completely but could just introduce  service as an addition to there business offer

How can you benefit?

Adding service to your business can increase the value delivered to customers and improve their position on the market, by strengthening entrepreneurs skills in service innovation management.

By teaching CE SMEs entrepreneurs how to introduce service innovation of products in their companies they will have a competitive advantage to cope with changing market forces, shrinking markets and increased commoditization of their products.


More information you can find here.