Intellectual Capital Statement – Made in Europe (InCaS) is a Collective
Research Project funded by the European Commission under FP6:
collective research. InCaS seeks to strengthen the competitiveness and innovation capability of SMEs by activating their intellectual capital through InCaS,

The Intellectual Capital Statement (ICS) process and supporting ICS Toolkit have been validated in practice to provide an open, semi-structured methodology designed to help Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) decide on their strengths and weaknesses regarding intellectual capital and its use within the firm.

The InCaS project is led by the Confédération Européene des Association de Petites et Moyenne Enterprises (CEA-PME). InCaS’s Research and Technical Development (RTD) Partners are Fraunhofer-Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology (IPK), London School of Economics-Organizational Research Group and Universidad Politècnica de Catalunya. The LSE InCaS team is led by Professor Patrick Humphreys, Director of the London Multimedia Lab.The RTD partners work together with Industrial Associations and Groupings (IAGs) in five European countries that link together SMEs according to their mutual interests.

Incas consortium: team members

During each of the first two phases of the project (2006-7 and 2007-8), five SMEs in each of the five InCaS core countries (France, Germany, Poland, Slovenia, Spain) participated in piloting the InCaS approach and methodology in their own enterprises, and in evaluating the results in conjunction with the InCaS RTD partners, including a team from the London Multimedia Lab.

The LML team has also designed and built
InCapedia, an interactive encyclopaedia for authoring, representing, accessing and communicating anything and everything to do with intellectual capital.

After three years of research and practical implementation in pilot companies across Europe, InCaS has a proven record of improving management processes and access to finance to the benefit of SMEs. You can find more details on the
InCaS Website, which is built and maintained by the LML.