The initiative is addressed to both owners of micro-enterprises and medium-sized enterprises employing a larger number of employees who want to train staff to introduce innovations in the company. The program applies to entrepreneurs regardless of the industry in which they operate.
Own contribution is required, but it does not have to be in cash. The program consists of a parallel training and consulting part. According to the organizers’ announcements, AMI lecturers, methodologists and workshop teachers are recognized experts, practitioners, leaders and mentors in the field of implementation and management of innovations. The classes of the Academy of Innovation Manager may be attended by 2 to 5 participants who are employees of a micro-enterprise. In the case of small, medium and large enterprises, 3 to 5 employees may participate in the program.
As part of it, the entrepreneur can obtain funding from EU funds for a project supporting employee development. Support from EU funds is up to 80%. for micro, small and medium enterprises and up to 50 percent. for the big ones. The events organized as part of the academy will be conducted in the form of online webinars, and the first meeting of participants will take place in June. The current edition is already the third, and eight recruitments are planned in total. The total pool to be distributed among enterprises is PLN 29.8 million.