I-CIA of SMEs Improving Competitive Intelligence Abilities of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises
Project Title:Improving Competitive Intelligence Abilities of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises
Project Acronym:I-CIA of SMEs
Programme: LIFELONG LEARNING PROGRAMME,
LEONARDO DA VINCI Transfer of Innovation
Duration: 24 months (01.05.2014 – 30.04.2016)
Lead Partner:Istanbul Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals Exporters’ Association - IDDMIB
Partners: ◦IDDMIB association (TR)
◦Lithuanian Industrialists Confederation NGO (LT)
◦Bogazici University (TR)
◦MERIG research center (AT)
◦Zadra County Development Agency (HR)
◦Chamber of commerce and industry-Vratsa (BG)
◦ IDEC consultancy in IT (GR)
The consortium consists of 8 partners from 7 countries, most of them have experience with the development and/or exploitation of learning material, especially with e-learning modules.
To improve the competitiveness of SMEs in Lithuania, Bulgaria, Greece, Croatia and Turkey by supporting staff in competitive intelligence and strategy.
◦To develop a vocational training courseto educate staff of SMEs to increase their competitiveness and share in the global market by using open and distance learning and training methods.
◦To provide awareness for all stakeholders, especially SMEs about competitive intelligence and strategy.
◦To increase the quantity of people with skills in this field on the labour market.
Employees in SMEs
Universities, educational institutions, SMEs and associations which represent SMEs
VET policy makers
Educational institutions, SME associations, SME support organizations
◦Analyzing the situation in regard to the CI and evaluating the results
◦Development of E-platform for competitive intelligence
◦Development of E-learning modules using multimedia and blended learning, incl. case studies
◦Creation of network between partner countries and share of their expertise
Main results and products:
◦ Vocational training coursefor staff of SMEs to increase their competitiveness and share in the global market by using open and distance learning and training methods, accessible in six languages - EN, LT, BG, EL and TR.
◦Project web site and dissemination materials
More information about the project:CCI-Vratsa, Mariela Petkova
Tel.: 00359 92/ 660271; 660273
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, subject: I-CIA of SMEs