How does a competenc centre work?
The aim of this article is to describe a general overview of Competence Centres (CCs), their specifications and features and to provide a general business model for an organization to act as a CC.
The first part is dedicated to a clarification of the general concept of a CC and the main objective that it serves. It also analyses different types of CCs that exist based on their provided services and the scope. The way that different CCs are organized in the ESMERA project as a network at the European level together with SMES/Techno providers/Facilitators is also explained in order to be used as a reference.
Then it provides a guide for any organization/company/institute that aspires to set up a CC. An outline of a generic business model guide and the requirements for undergoing this process are also outlined.