You can download bellow the documents containing the results and management of the project:
Project management plan
It is the first step to achieve the main objective of RailActivation, creating the basis the innovation support to SMEs. The project management will ensure the achievement of the project objectives within the time- schedule and budget constraints, by planning, organizing and controlling the integrated effort of the consortium involved in the project. This will be a continuous task through the project.
SMEs best practices Survey report
This report presents and analyses the results of the information gathered from the European Railway sector workers. This report is obtained by means of a questionnaire, and it includes information which summarises statistics of the gathered answers.
It is the first step to achieve one of the objectives of RailActivation, creating the basis the innovation support to SMEs. In this document gathered information about the existing tools for WI is described and analysed, what will allow to identify, suggest and exchange best practices.
The survey report was developed as a result of sequence of actions, which include: survey development, sample selection and survey administration, and data analysis. This report covers a wide range of public opinions on EU railway sector WI .
Community of Practice selection
This report presents the concept of Interregional Community of Practice (ICoP), RailActivation approach to build interregional Communities of Practice (ICoP), particularities of their functioning and sets the framework of their description.
Comprehensive Interregional Community of Practice is contributing to the main objective of RailActivation Project, which consists of the creation and piloting a rail business and organisational mechanisms for the uptake of Workplace Innovation by SMEs from the railway sector as part of an Open Innovation Ecosystem. Therefore, it is aimed to generate an environment where creative ideas flourish, not just in R&D but throughout the organization, at every level.
In summary, the ICoPs main strategy consist building networking into the culture sparks communication across the silos and encourages and inspires new ideas, with the right cultural mindsets in place.
Communication and Dissemination Plan
To ensure the implementation of the dissemination and communication strategy, the project consortium has identified several targets audiences’ groups, and selected multiple communication actions, channels and tools. Within this structure, the consortium has established concrete dissemination actions.
Overall, the plan develops a centralized approach to coordinate different sources, contacts and partners networks to make sure that both internal and external audience get the appropriate messages of RailActivation, therefore creating synergies in all communication efforts. This approach includes actions e.g. create project branding identity, communication materials, website, social media accounts etc. At the same time, it also provides flexibility and decentralization, allowing each partner to take their own onus to lead the communication in their networks. It also encourages collaboration with other similar EU initiatives and projects.
D2.2. RailActivation Pilot SCHEME
The Scheme is conceived as an Itinerary for companies, especially SMEs to understand where they stand as for Workplace Innovation (WI). The Pilot Scheme suggested is a flexible tool consisting on three blocks that the company can select depending on the level of WI implementation. Guidance on how to deal with each block is also provided.
D.3.3. Teams Towards Innovation
This deliverable explains the structure of the Innovation WAY workshop cycle .
The objectives of the workshops are pursued through practical applications of the tools directly in the classroom and on the participating companies (following the Experience-Based learning model). This occurs mainly thanks to the use of special templates which provide a complete picture of critical issues and opportunities that allow participants to be able to take decisions immediately to improve their business.
D.5.2 Rail Activation Website
The aim of communication and dissemination of RailActivation is to help achieve the overall goals of the project and maximize the project’s impact through a strategic approach as outlined by this document.
Scientific paper “Activating inclusive growth in railway SMEs by workplace innovation”
The analysis is an overview of the first results obtained by RailActivation project. The conclusions are obtained from a sample made to 203 respondents from 16 European countries.
The aim is to keep the interested audiences informed about the progress of the project and to increase the disseminate the results.
First RailActivation Newsletter published on May 2020.
You can find the latest news regarding the project: the Team, the expected impacts, the Open Call for SMEs Guidelines and Dissemination Events.
See the Project brochure here.
Deliverable 1.3. – Annual Report
In this document the activities and results are monitored, describing the project status from a technical, operational and management point of view.
Second RailActivation Newsletter published on September 2020.
You can find the latest news regarding the project: information about the team, the expected impacts of the project, the Open Call for SMEs and the dissemination events.
Results of the applications of the Open Call for proposals.
The document aims to provide the results of the call for proposals that RailActivation launched the 15th of May (2020 RailActivation Open Call). For that, the evaluation criteria as well as the methodology followed in the evaluation process is explained.
Participation in Rail Live! 2020
Rail Live! is an exhibition and sponsored conference that brings together an all-encompassing rail show with a high level, strategic conference about all that is exciting and innovative in the rail sector.
In this report you can find all the Communication and Dissemination actions of RailActivation Project in Rail Live event.
Report of Innovation Way Workshops.
Starting from the analysis of the context of the SMEs and studying the potential causes that generate critical issues related to innovation in small and medium-sized companies, QUINN has created the suite of Innovation Way® workshops. The suite consists of a path of four workshops in which, through the explanation and direct application of scaled and refocused tools to the company on the characteristics of small and medium-sized enterprises, a “toolbox” is provided to the company that intends to innovate the way of doing business.
This report shows the result of the description of Innovation WAY methodology adapted to Railway sector.
Deliverable D3.4: Updated RailActivation Scheme
This Deliverable is focused on testing RailActivation Pilot Scheme with companies. The Scheme is conceived as an Itinerary for companies, especially SMEs to understand where they stand as for Workplace Innovation (WI). The Scheme has proved to be a good tool for companies based on the learnings from SMEs and other organisations gained at the workshops, pools and other activities implemented focused on getting feedback.