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A programme aiming to offer support to business associations (clusters) formed by SMEs, through the hiring of innovation experts in order to seek, propose and bring new business opportunities to fruitition, including in export markets. In Valencia the Institute for Small and Medium Industry of the Generalitat Valenciana (IMPIVA) which is a public entity of the Generalitat Valenciana region, attached to the Ministry of Industry, Trade and innovation created I-CREO. It was implemented to tackle the lack of innovation culture mainly in the SMEs of the Valencia Region and their relatively low competitiveness in the European and global markets. The goal of I-CREO was to create a think tank and a network of debate formed by a group of experts for each of the main industrial sectors of the Valencia Region. The function of the network was to identify and promote business opportunities and to gather essential information in order to start up innovation strategies in each of the sectors.
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