Knowledge Intensive Services in the Planning, Installation, Maintenance and Scrap services (PIMS) for renewable energy production systems
KIS-PIMS was an initiative to enhance cost driven innovation in such services. Launched on January 2008 , it was coordinated by TECHNOFI, shouldered by 14 Partners from Austria, France and Finland.
KIS-PIMS aimed at designing and implementing new funding schemes for innovative Service companies, with a focus on SMEs, belonging to clusters located in the above three Member states. It relied on three pillars:
- An innovation voucher available to SMEs keen to innovate. This voucher enabled selected SMEs to buy consulting services in order to strengthen the business plan for their innovation. The following innovation agencies were financing the vouchers: LEV in Austria, TEKES in Finland, and OSEO in France;
- Links with public and/or private investors, to bring the appropriate financing of the subsequent development phases of these innovative services;
- Increased European visibility for the most promising KIS companies through the KIS Innovation Platform hosted by Europe INNOVA (Club "KIS 100").
For further information, please contact:
Mr Serge Galant
Tel: +33 (0) 4 93 65 34 44
Download the KIS-PIMS factsheet