This policy paper presents the results of the empirical work that has been carried out in the context of the European Project “Innovation Transfer Ready SMEs – INTRARED”, in order to highlight the importance of supporting innovation management and strengthening the links between VET and SMEs in achieving lasting benefits for society and economy.

It provides the background of the project and the main rationale behind it. It, also, summarizes the methodological approach that was adopted to achieve the objectives, the empirical evidence that was gathered and the analysis that has been conducted throughout the different tasks implemented by the project team so far. In terms of geographical scope, it includes an analysis of the empirical evidence that has been collected from the partners and other key stakeholders from the following European Countries: Cyprus, Greece, Ireland, Malta, Slovenia and Spain.

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