Title: Digital platform innovation in European SMEs
Authors: DE MARCO CHIARA ELEONORADI MININ ALBERTOMARULLO CRISTINANEPELSKI DANIEL
Editors: DUCH BROWN NESTOR
MARTENS BERTIN
VAN ROY VINCENT
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2019
JRC N°: JRC115240
ISBN: 978-92-76-00776-0 (online)
ISSN: 1831-9424 (online)
Other Identifiers: EUR 29690 EN
OP KJ-NA-29690-EN-N (online)
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC115240
DOI: 10.2760/57240
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: The study explores how European SMEs applying to the SME Instrument (SMEi) funding scheme under Horizon 2020 innovate use the digital platform business model. The study demonstrates a widespread awareness of the digital platform concept as a tool to be applied to gain momentum and growth, taking advantage of the digital affordances. The main challenges to scale-up include how to manage external communities and orchestrate them in order to build innovation ecosystems; how to find a profitable business model; and secure funding for growth. Firms located in peripheral regions face additional difficulties in finding complementary resources.
JRC Directorate:Growth and Innovation

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