Innovation is a team sport that requires extraordinary collaboration. Simply stated: no collaboration, no innovation. The contribution which innovation and improved collaboration could make to the EU2020 and the Innovation Union have been highlighted in recent Commission Communications. For SMEs these drivers are even more important and topical today as the economic and social aspects of intensified global competition and crisis response become more significant. Access to effective training in extraordinary collaboration for SMEs in the EU represents an essential component of progress in innovation, profitability and growth,and at the same time,contributes to the success of the Europe 2020 strategy more generally. Homepage
Collaboration is working with each other to do a task and to achieve shared goals. It is a recursive process where two or more people or organizations work together to realize shared goals, (this is more than the intersection of common goals seen in co-operative ventures, but a deep, collective determination to reach an identical objective[by whom?][original research?]) — for example, an endeavor that is creative in nature—by sharing knowledge, learning and building consensus.
Best practice collaboration