Empowering SME Business Model Innovation

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Website: http://www.businessmakeover.eu
Facebook: Innovate Business Models
Twitter: @innovateBM
Long name: ENVISION - Empowering SME Business Model Innovation
Project Lead: TU Delft
Funding: Horizon2020


One of the project's concrete objectives is to increase awareness of business model innovation and reach out to at least 15% of European SMEs (that is a whopping 3 million SMEs) while ensuring that the most prominent companies for new job creation are involved. There is a lot of talk about business model innovation in small businesses. Our aim is to find out how significant the impact is for the European economy. One of the most important aims of the project is that we’ll build and make easy-to-use tools available for small companies looking for improving their business.

Businessmakeover.eu powered by ENVISION opened its doors in October 2015 and hit the ground running by partnering with 15 active players in the SME community with access to approximately 15 million small businesses across Europe. This is all thanks to the participation and cooperation of UEAPME European Association of Craft, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises which is a vast association with 80 member organisations and reaching 12 million SME members in the EU. Through the collaboration of its partners, businessmakeover.eu aims to reach out to small to medium enterprises (SMEs) across Europe in effort to raise awareness and ignite business model innovation across the European Union.

Main themes

  • Digitally enabled learning
  • Digital competence development
  • Employability
  • Business start-up

Geographical Area


Primary Audiences

  • Policy makers
  • Business stakeholders
  • Startups
  • Entrepreneurs


  • Business Makeover tool