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Within the European Community's Strategic Programme for Innovation and Technology Transfer (SPRINT), special schemes have been introduced for sectoral industrial research associations. Illustrative sub-programmes are presented for five industries - building, wood, footwear, paint and composite materials. The sectors represented by each research association are made up of many SMEs; projects are aimed at improving the performance of businesses concerned and increasing their competitiveness at all levels. Mutually beneficial links have been created across national boundaries and a spirit of solidarity has developed which is the driving force of each group. Some clear similarities exist between the various reported projects, in particular the sharing of information, skills and acquired know-how, an emphasis on quality and the desire to make the best use of advanced technologies and appropriate technological resources.

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Authors: CEC, CEC (LU)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 11819 EN (1989) free of charge
Availability: Available from the RTD-Helpdesk, European Commission, DG XIII/D-2, EUFO 2286, rue Alcide de Gasperi, L-2920 Luxembourg (LU)
Record Number: 198910534 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en