Intellectual Capital and LEGEND project
The main goal of the project Leverage knowledge for sustainable innovation and growth LEGEND is to contribute to increased use of knowledge by Slovak small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in order to enhance their sustainable growth and innovation. The project is funded by the Lifelong Learning Programme – Leonardo da Vinci – and responds to a weak connection of the Slovak labour market and vocational training system. “In a global economy high innovative skills are crucial for a sustainable competitive advantage and economic success for all kinds of organisations. A sole focus on financial and tangible assets is not sufficient as a resource base for innovation and growth. An integral approach towards resource management has to be taken, including all kinds of intangible assets – human, structural and relational capital.
Leverageknowledge for sustainable innovation and growth
The main project outcomes for tsmall and medium-sized enterprises and their partners in research and development activities will include:
- a training program based on the German methodology Intellectual Capital Statement adjusted to Slovak context,
- training of trainers,
- training materials and relevant e-learning system,
- trainings for SMEs,
- trainings for SME partners and
- a range of scaling up and dissemination activities with the aim to improve sustainability of the project outcomes beyond the scope of the project.
Due to involvement of the Košice IT Valley association, as a unique representative of diverse target groups, all project outcomes will be reviewed and tailored to the needs of the final beneficiaries. The project impacts include implementation of the Intellectual Capital Statement methodology in Slovakia, better international collaboration as well as higher economic growth in Eastern Slovakia.