06 March 2003 (first stage), at 17:00 (Brussels local time)
OJ C315 of 17.12.2002
[Integrating and Strengthening the European Research Area]
[Horizontal Research activities involving SMEs]
Restrictions to participation:
1 participant must be a European Industrial Association/Grouping established in a MS or an AS. This Association/Grouping must be made up of a minimum of 2 independent legal entities established in 2 MS or AS, with at least 1 MS or ACC.
Instead of this European Industrial Association/Grouping, there may be 2 independent Industrial Association/Groupings established in 2 MS or AS, with at least 1 MS or ACC.
2 participants, known as RTD performers (having the capacity to carry out research at the request of the Association(s)/Grouping(s)), independent from the Association(s)/Grouping(s), must be established in 2 MS or AS, with at least 1 MS or ACC.
2 participants must be SMEs established in 2 MS or AS, with at least 1 MS or ACC. Research centres, research institutes, contract research organisations and consultancy firms are excluded.
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