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Specific projects for SMEs

The Specific projects for SMEs were previously available under FP5 as SME Specific Measures.

Aims and Objectives:

Their main purpose is to promote the participation of SMEs.

Project components:

There are two main parts to this instruments:

  • Co-operative Research Projects (CRAFT)
    Carried out by RTD performers for the benefit of a number of SMEs from different countries on common specific problems or needs.

  • Collective research projects
    Carried out by RTD performers on behalf of industrial associations or industry groupings in sectors where SMEs are prominent.Aim: To expand the knowledge base of large communities of SMEs.

Further information:
Related document:

Support to the participation of SMEs in FP6 : European Commission working document - 04.11.02