Community Research and Development Information Service - CORDIS

FP5

SME Taking the opportunity! Innovation and Research-European support for small companies

Funded under: FP5-INNOVATION-SME

Abstract

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) are recognized as playing a crucial role in European competitiveness. They increasingly need to acquire new knowledge, to innovate and to internationalise their network of business partners. Yet in today's world, these activities are becoming increasingly specialized and costly.

That is why the European Union is encouraging SMEs to participate in its Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (RTD), which is an excellent instrument to realize all these objectives at the same time.

This brochure explains how SMEs can take the opportunity offered by the EU RTD programmes to innovate-by working with partners in other European countries.es.

Additional information

Authors: No author provided, DG Research, SME and Innovation Unit
Bibliographic Reference: Report: KI-28-00-559-EN-C, pp.11
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-9408-8
Record Number: 200113878 / Last updated on: 2001-10-09
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en