LIME (Lean Innovation for Micro Enterprises) is a European Commission and Erasmus+ funded project bringing together six partners from the United Kingdom, Spain, Ireland, Denmark and Poland. The overall goal of this programme is to introduce the lean innovation skillset to our education systems, and by extension to our economies. Innovation is often positioned as the key for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, but is rarely viable for micro-enterprises on account of the high costs. Lean innovation offers an alternative route. It is a methodology that works particularly well for micro enterprises because traditional innovation policies and practices are rarely viable for micro-enterprises, on account of the high investment required. By supporting micro enterprises to understand how they can innovate with less uncertainty, the lean innovation methodology enables SMEs to grow in spite of economic conditions.
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