InTransit. Strengthening the resilience of textile, aerospace, and construction SMEs to transition towards greener and more digital sectors with social and business innovation
InTransit is an international project funded by the European Union with the aim of stimulating the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises, the cornerstone of the European economy. In order to maintain a successful position, the textile, aerospace and construction sectors must necessarily increase ecological and digital practices and adopt innovative social and business models.
InTransit fits into this context by acting as a connector between SMEs that stand out for successful innovative projects, offering a collaborative and open online platform that will provide support services, knowledge exchange, training and collaborations, as well as commercial and consultancy services customised at a strategic level.The project will also support SMEs in finding the necessary funding and assistance to ensure their resilience.
The research strategy will be based on four key pillars:
- Incubating a range of services to support SMEs in identifying market opportunities, needs and weaknesses by fostering learning and exchange of good practices and collaborative development;
- Innovation support for SMEs through customised consultancy services, including self-assessment, circular/digital diagnosis and coaching/training at strategic level;
- Transition project development for SMEs with cascading financial support;
- Market up with additional customised services using additional private or public funds.