The members of Woodworking Machinery and Side Industries Businessmen Association (AIMSAD) started to use OPENISME (Open Innovation Platform for Innovative SMEs) Platform to boost their innovation capacity. Leyla Arsan, CEO of TAGES and EU Projects Consultant of AIMSAD, met the members in the Gala Dinner of AIMSAD and presented how TAGES helps SMEs through OPENISME on their way to innovation.
Woodworking Machinery and Side Industries Businessmen Association (AIMSAD), having 60 member companies, undertakes activities and initiatives to address its members’ economic, financial, legal, administrative, technological problems or issues related to production, export and import; and expand the national and global markets for woodworking machinery and side industry products to reach the most advanced level. One of the most important topics that AIMSAD urges on their members is Open Innovation. In order to increase the awareness of the benefits of open innovation, AIMSAD invited Leyla Arsan as the keynote speaker to the Gala Dinner of AIMSAD held on April 11, 2017 in Izmir within the Izwood 2017 Fair organized by AIMSAD and TUYAP. Nearly 300 participants attended the event and there were 75 academicians. Leyla Arsan introduced the OPENISME Platform which is funded by European Commission and showed how the members get benefit from this platform. Arsan also told that how TAGES helped SMEs in finding qualified scientific experts for their innovation needs through OPENISME Platform.
In this respect, TAGES will provide the interested SME members of AIMSAD the services below for free as part of the OPENISME platform:
- Finding the latest published works and patents on the SMEs’ expertise
- Finding the best expert for SMEs’ problems or project ideas
- Starting the communication with the experts and initiating the cooperation
- When SMEs and experts agree on a project idea, determining a suitable funding programme (TÜBİTAK/Horizon2020/EUREKA/EUROSTARS) and guidance
If you are an innovative SME interested in the OPENISME platform and project, please send an e-mail to Aslihan.firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.