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Following the evaluation of the direct and indirect economic effects generated by the BRITE, EURAM and BRITE-EURAM I programmes with their European participants, this new study uses the same methodology of evaluation, in other words the direct measurement of product sales or new contracts within the players (industrial, research centres and universities) that they obtained thank to their participating in these programmes; but this new study deals specifically with Portugal, Ireland, Greece and Spain on the one hand and the small and medium sized enterprises (SME) on the other. The main results are summarized in tables and by qualitative comments and propositions. This study raises the problem of the adaptation of the BRITE-EURAM programmes as of any other research and development programme, to SMEs, and it calls into question the relevance of the directives adopted in all the research and development programmes of the 4th framework programme which particularly insist on the participation of SMEs.

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Authors: BACH L, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona (ES);MOLIST N C, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona (ES);LEDOUX M J, Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg (FR);MATT M, Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg (FR);SCHAEFFER V, Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg (FR);PERO H, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 16877 EN (1996) 95pp., FS, ECU 11.50
Availability: Available from the (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-827-6779-5
Record Number: 199611424 / Last updated on: 1996-12-16
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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