Dr. Costis Kompis is Managing Partner at Vodera Ltd. He specializes in knowledge exchange, technology transfer and research strategy. His work combines R&D with innovation management.He leads a team of practitioners that provide innovation management services to R&D intensive organizations and government agencies across Europe interested in commercialization of technologies and business growth as well as their adoption as a key enabler in other industries.

Lessons from Public-Private Innovation Strategic Alliances for SMEs

Strategic alliances are an effective way to provide diversity of resources and gain entry to new knowledge and markets. Large corporations have entered recently into alliances with public sector organizations to support innovation in SMEs, combining private and public policy agendas. This article looks into the structure and management of these strategic alliances, their strong practices and inhibitors and how they impact the different parties involved.