01/09/2019 - 31/10/2021

  • Design thinking
  • Innovation
  • SME


The 200SMEchallenge project will enable a group of 7 innovation agencies to scientifically create, implement and evaluate the impact and effectiveness of innovation challenges as innovation support initiatives for SMEs.

200SMEchallenge in numbers


Project partners


Involved SMEs


European Countries

The project

The Innovation Challenge promoted and organized by HIT called UX Challenge promotes the awareness of SMEs about the advantages of adopting a design approach and practices based on user-centered design, bringing them closer to the skills and technologies of research centers and involving groups of students with the aim of improving the characteristics and usability of digital products.

The project is coordinated by HIT with the methodological support of FBK-IRVAPP for the impact assessment phase.


Based on the results, a comprehensive guide will be produced to allow a wider group of innovation agencies to adopt the pilot scheme and extend it to other fields and contexts.




Website: https://www.200smechallenge.eu/

Project partners: Steinbeis Europa Zentrum, Tehnopol, Fugen- Espaitec, Dansk Design Centre, Business Oulu, Lithuanian Innovation Center,  Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Hub Innovazione Trentino

EU funding: € 498,367.50

HIT Budget: €82,037.00